wife invited her brother & sil for dinner on 20.4.2016.
i decided to do some simple comfort food-
for the egg spinach soup, i just used chicken stock, boiled the spinach stems in it, added tomatoes near the end & beat 2 eggs into the soup. & added spinach leaves last. 🙂
we just returned from a tour of hoi an, hanoi & halong bay, and we were served this egg spinach soup on the luxury dragon legend cruise. 🙂 that soup was not on the menu. we think the crew just gave us additional some comfort food they prepared for the crew themselves.
anyhow, both times my soup were as good as that on dragon legend cruise.
my sa po fun – claypot rice, was absolutely the best!
the rice was so fragrant, so tasty!
& chicken was so succulent.
wife’s brother & sil commented even the breast meat was so tender & flavourful, not dry, not sinewy.
the rice itself was not burnt or dry.
the chicken sausage & pork sausage i used were also very good quality.
in fact we did not even have the flavourful dark sauce, and still the rice was very tasty without.
i forgot to take a photo of the steamed red garoupa.
it was good, but it was the usual, fresh, easy to do, nice!
i tried to do the steamed sweet mei cai 梅菜。
needless to say, i was miles off target.
i do an excellent mei cai kou rou, so can’t do wrong with the mei cai, aubergine was ok but nothing like what we had at xin cuisine. i did not have the wa wa cai 娃娃菜, so proxied (badly) by shanghai green.
dessert was the usual lotus seed ginkyo nuts cheng chow. easy, & nice!