Taking a Break from Haute Cuisine: Chinatown
I’m seriously eating too much food this week. I’m definitely taking it easy on the food after this Saturday. I’m still going to the remaining two restaurants next week but don’t expect the daily write-ups I’m doing this week. It’ll most likely be the once or twice a week posting from the next week on. Sorry, my body can handle so much food.
Today I went to Chinatown since I’m eating all this fancy stuff the past two days (Cafe Sabarsky and A Voce), I just randomly go into different bakeries all over C-town and hope to find something that interests me at that moment. I feel a bit lethargic and lazy to write up every single detail of what I ate. So I just but up the slideshow of where and what I ate. Just hover over the thumbnail to read the caption.
If you’re wondering what I liked the most from what I ate was the egg custard tart for the mind blowing price of 50 cents! (While many bakeries charge on average of 60 – 70 cents a piece.)
The other food I liked was the cha siu sou. Whenever my parents take out my family for dim sum, I always looked forward for that particular pastry. Something about that flaky, buttery (and possibly lard since my dad keeps emphasizing the use of pork fat when he used to work in restaurants back in his day), mixing with the soft, slightly salty, Chinese barbecue pork meat with the sauce is really tantalizingly good. *sighs* The one that I just ate today was actually not bad but it wasn’t the same excellence that I had in a restaurant in Flushing, Queens. It was buttery and flaky, the filling was pretty generously meaty with some of the signature red sauce found in all the cha siu bao. Keep in mind that this pastry is supposed to be light and flaky but the meat filling is supposed to be dense. One should be enough, unless you either really love these things or you’re really hungry. As in how you eat it (for those who don’t know), if you’re in a restaurant or at the table, it is suggested that you eat it with chopsticks and just take bites out of them, if you’re on the go and they just give you the waxed paper bags, you may just eat them like they’re buns. Just in case you are wondering, I bought these from Canal Seafood Restauarant on Canal Street; several doors away from Pearl Paint. It costs 60 cents a piece.