May 12, 2013

Déjà vu on Mother's Day

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So... it's Mother's Day, and I'm 500 miles away from my mom.  Since I'll be seeing her for the next two consecutive weekends, I figured I'll be forgiven for not spending today with her.  Maybe.  You just never know with Shanghainese moms...

I did spend a few hours with two moms today - one of whom is the lovely mother of my adorable godson.  Just a week after our last visit, we found ourselves back at Man Wah (文華廳) for some dim sum.

Vermicelli, garoupa, fish broth (魚湯斑粒米線) - the little tyke was having his usual noodle soup, so we decided to order extra and shared with him.  Very tasty, I must say… simple comfort food.

Tiger prawn, bamboo shoot dumpling (筍尖蝦餃皇)

Morel and wild mushrooms dumpling (羊肚野菌餃) - actually very, very tasty, with tons of fragrance from the different mushrooms.

Deep fried dumpling, bacon, mushroom, black truffle (脆皮松露豬) - I missed out on ordering these last week, and they're so cute!  Flavor-wise they're reasonably close to deep-fried salt water dumplings (家鄉咸水餃), but about 10 times cuter when they come as little piggies!

Beef tenderloin puff, black pepper sauce (黑椒牛柳酥) - pretty tasty, although the puff looked a little rough today.

Bean curd sheet roll, assorted vegetables and beans (五色粗糧腐皮卷) - pretty good, with taro, red bean and other veggies as filling.

Golden taro puff, abalone (蜂巢鮑魚盒) - much drier and crisper than last week, and a little bit hollow inside since it lacked enough of the yummy taro mash filling.

Organic bean curd, black mushrooms (紅燒有機豆腐)

Leafy amaranth in superior broth (上湯浸莧菜)

Bean curd pudding served in wooden bucket (原桶即撞豆腐花) - this was made to order so we ended up waiting a little.  Yummy… makes me want to go trek to Lamma Island and get some of that amazing sweet bean curd…

Oh and there was even a cake for Mother's Day!

This was a lot of food, and I promptly went back home to take a nap…  Zzzzzzz….

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