After my frantic search for the best lunar new year puddings a couple of weeks ago, I finally got the chance to try them out over the last few days as I managed to bring them home to Taipei. As there were a few different versions, we had to try them out in staggered sessions…
What was interesting this year was that I've gone really high-end this year. In the past I'd always been lazy and pedestrian, and used to buy my puddings from places like Maxim's (美心) and Lei Garden (利苑). I did test out the Lei Garden version earlier, but found it sorely wanting. Fortunately, I had pre-ordered a bunch of gourmet versions, which incidentally were all from restaurants with Michelin stars.
KC who accompanied me to test out the next pudding. Not exactly traditional, but very tasty. While I have no doubt that the flavors of muscovado from Taiwan were yummy, not surprisingly the ginger pretty much overpowered everything. Mom especially liked the fact that it tasted of freshly ground ginger. Very special.
|Photo: Four Seasons Hong Kong|