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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dim Sum Delight

Deep Fried Wontons

HONG KONG, December 12 – I’m planning to spend the rest of the month hanging out in Hong Kong and Tokyo, and my agenda is going to be a mixture of pop culture immersion and eating. You know… all Anthony Bourdain style. Marching across the globe in search of food and bizarre cultural oddities.

My first culinary stop is Ho Choi Restaurant. Located on Kowloon Bay, it serves up a spectacular view and an interesting Dim Sum menu. The prices are reasonable, and the dishes are inventive. Of course, they have all the standard Dim Sum dishes like Shrimp Dumpling (蝦餃 har gau), Shaomai (燒賣 siu mai), and Rice noodle rolls (腸粉 cheong fun). But the reason you go to Ho Choi is the more experimental dishes.

Fried Noodle served with vinegar and sugar. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. The dish is both greasy and delicious. (The good kind of greasy.)

Japanese inspired Egg-Rolls with a light creamy filling. The filling has hints of wasabi which gives the egg roll a little punch.

Fish Cake and Herbs wrapped in a thin rice paper (similar to a Vietnamese Summer Rolls). The filling is ground fish cake with a mixture of Chinese herbs. It's a light tasty morsel.

1 comment:

Menkees said...

Man, I wish I could eat my way around Asia. Dag, I would need several years. That's pretty cool that you get to even hit two countries with great cuisine. Enjoy!