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Menu #2: Dim Sum - Jook (粥) Zhou
Congee (Rice porridge)
Jook/zhou/congee is Chinese comfort food - good for when you’re ill, eaten for breakfast, keeps you warm in winters, and available to wash down your dim sum meal. It’s really simple to make, as it basically involves boiling rice in lots of water for a long time until the rice grains break down into porridge. To add flavour to what would be pretty bland congee, century eggs and spring onions can be added (my personal favourite), sometimes grilled fish is added, sometimes chicken….the choice is yours!
Picture credit: Changhai Travis
Menu #2: Dim Sum - Wu Gok (芋角) Yu Jiao
Another dish that exhibits a contrast in taste - from the fried, crispy and sweet outer layer of taro, to a savoury filling of pork. In case you are wondering what taro is, it’s a root vegetable and could be considered as an Asian potato.
Picture credit: Renee S.Suen
Menu #2: Dim Sum Desserts - Jin Deui (煎䭔) Jian Dui
Fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame balls
I absolutely love these things - crispy on the outside, followed by a thicker layer of chewy glutinous rice dough and then filled with sweet paste. So scrumptious!
The ball is made from glutinous rice flour, coated with sesame seeds and deep fried so that it expands into a hollow ball, and then filled with lotus seed paste, or my favourite is red bean paste. It’s the only time when I think the more oily and deep fried, the better.
Picture credit: roboppy