October 5, 2018

Dad's bday 2018: hankering for dim sum

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The Parental Units are spending a few days in Hong Kong as we celebrate dad's birthday, so naturally I've got a few meals planned for them.  Mom had mentioned that she really wanted some decent dim sum - since there really isn't any in Taipei - and dad was reminiscing about the rice flour rolls filled with twisted cruller (炸兩) he had years ago.  And thanks to my good friend Fergie who mentioned that he saw it on the menu recently, I decided to come back to Fook Lam Moon (福臨門) for lunch.  I stopped coming here after a pretty poor meal over a year ago, and everyone I know mostly go to Seventh Son (家全七福) nowadays.

As usual I decided not to order all the items at once, because we would have ended up with all of them at the table in the space of 5 minutes. 

Puff pastry with barbecued pork (蜜汁叉燒酥) - dad originally wanted the steamed ones, but decided later that he wouldn't mind having the barbecued pork in puff pastry, either...

Steamed rice flour rolls with shredded chicken in spring rolls (雞絲春卷腸) - unfortunately they didn't have the crullers that dad wanted, but they did have this gem... I had never seen spring rolls wrapped in rice flour rolls before, but these worked just fine.  I've always loved the spring rolls here, and the shrimps inside are always 'springy'.

Steamed honey roast pork buns (蠔皇叉燒包) - I think the Parental Units were pretty happy.  The ones in Taipei are always stuffed with some unidentifiable goo.

Steamed prawn dumplings with bamboo shoots (筍尖鮮蝦餃) - can't come here and not have this...  Mom was impressed.

Steamed beef balls (菜膽牛肉球)

Steamed mud carp balls (菜膽鯪魚球) - not something I usually order, but thankfully they don't have little bits of fish bones here.

Pan fried cured meat and radish cake (香煎蘿蔔糕) - the Parental Units are already familiar with this, since I bring this home every Lunar New Year...

Deep fried bean curd skin roll with fresh shrimps (鮮蝦腐皮卷)

Soy-marinated duck tongues (豉油皇鴨脷) - something else that mom loves... and it's been a while since she's had them in Hong Kong.  These, of course, had their bones removed.

Pan-fried minced pork and lotus root patties (香煎蓮藕餅) - something I really love, although they seem to have cut down on the little cubes of lotus root somewhat.  Mom seems to have taken a liking to this, and talked about making them at home for dad.

This was a good amount of food for the four of us, so we skipped dessert and went food shopping instead...

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