Happy Chinese New Year! I'm not a Chinese, I just like to find a reason to celebrate... and Tita Portia too! A month ago, I reserved at Peking Garden in Greenbelt 5. We wanted to eat on the eve but they were booked already, so the next best slot was tonight. I think the restaurant set up a small table just for us because all the tables were big...for families. Well... even if it was just a small table for two, it was filled with food for more than two!
We had a whole Peking Duck served Two Ways
First way .... sliced meat
Carved by the Peking Duck Master
with leeks and cucumber
a dollop of Hoisin sauce
Voila! A perfect ensemble!
Second way ... minced duck meat with chopped water chesnuts
then eat it like a taco...
Sauteed Shanghai Shrimps.
I remember my friend Bibo telling us about the way shrimps are preapared in Chinese restaurants ... it still did not put me off. I love Chinese food, whether be it from hotel , a good restaurant or hole in the wall.
We had ice cream at Cafe Ti Amo, Greenbelt 5 for dessert. Tita Portia had the Blueberry and Milk Cheese
while I had the Dark Chocolate and Orange.
Tita Portia and I also celebrated New Year's lunch at Mogu, Serendra. But we were not together. She went with her friend and I went by myself at a later time.
My favorite sashimi is uni. Loved the clean taste of the sea urchin.
Of course, I'm still obsessed with Ebi Tempura,
I ordered 3 pieces but as soon as I took my first bite, I called the waiter and ordered an additional 2 pieces.
Crunchy and light and super long too! I think it was 7 inches long, plus the sauce had tons of grated radish with ginger... just the way I like my sauce.
I can safely say that all year long I will not go hungry! Kung Hei Fat Choi!