January 16, 2013

Cold pork belly

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I met up with an old friend from high school today.  We haven't seen each other for more than 25 years, and I decided to treat him to a little taste of Hong Kong during his short stay.  You can't go wrong with a little dim sum at Fook Lam Moon (福臨門), so off I went again to the tycoon's canteen... and it figures that I'd run into a tycoon's daughter as I walked in...

But of course, when you're a nobody at the tycoon's canteen, you get shoved all the way to the back of the room, on the floor with the plebes, next to the fish tank.  The seating arrangement puts me firmly in my place.

Steamed dumplings with shrimp and pea shoots (鮮蝦豆苗餃) - very tasty, and the pea shoots were in season so they were nice and sweet.

Deep-fried salt water dumplings (家鄉咸水角)

Crispy pork belly (脆皮燒腩仔) - this was served lukewarm, which meant after a few minutes the pork was cold.  WTF?!

Deep fried prawn and chicken spring rolls (雞絲蝦春卷) - still love this here.  The skin is just so fresh and crisp.

Steamed prawn dumplings with bamboo shoots (har gau, 筍尖鮮蝦餃) - initially I thought the skin looked a little weird and actually under-steamed, as it was more opaque and not as translucent as usual, but it actually tasted fine.

Steamed layer cake (鳳凰千層糕) - this was not bad...

Not a bad lunch - other than the cold pork belly - and it was good to catch up with my friend after all these years.  And yes, we found each other on Facebook...

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