I seldom have Chinese food when I go out but when I do, I usually have dimsum or something that is simple (i.e. a one-dish meal like fried rice or noodles) so that I won't have to face the pressure of having to finish so many dishes (since in my opinion, Chinese meals tend to be about ordering a variety of dishes to share).
Last weekend was out of the ordinary though because I had nothing but Chinese food all weekend! It was surprisingly good and I think I ought to try adding Chinese cuisine into my food choices more often from now on (:
Caramelised cashew nuts ($3). We were starving when we arrived so these nuts were a lifesaver (: I generally like cashew nuts so I was happy to see them on the table!
Mango Prawn Rolls ($6.20). This was good too (: I think it's quite a standard dish at most dimsum places.
Har Gao ($6.80). Nothing to shout about too, pretty normal.
Crystal Dumpling filled with Truffle Mushrooms ($11.80). I liked this dish a lot because each dumpling was stuffed with mushrooms! (: I love mushrooms! The truffle smell was also strong and the dumplings had a very rich taste and it was surprisingly filling. A must try! (:
Steamed custard buns ($6.80). I wasn't impressed with the custard buns because the custard wasn't very well-mixed and there was oil (?) floating above the custard when we pulled the buns open.
Xiao Long Baos ($6.80). These were pretty normal too.
The waitress recommended two popular desserts and we went ahead with her recommendations:
Avocado Puree with Chocolate Ice-cream ($14). The combination was great as the flavours complemented each other (: I would never expect chocolate icecream to go well with avocado puree but this dish proved me wrong (: Definitely worth having again!
Mango Sago ($14). This was also interesting because instead of the usual mango ice-cream, they chose to use lime sorbet (: Gives a twist and an added zinginess to the entire dessert! (:
I am really thankful for good food and great company (: These are the things that I look forward to during the weekend! (: Alright, have a great Sunday! (: