Nothing more than the simple combination of XO sauce, shredded cabbage, and a fried shrimp patty coated with panko breadcrumbs, something brilliant is born. A seasonal offering at Mos Burger, the XO shrimp burger is simply phenomenal.
In a situation where price shouldn't be indicative of overall quality, this bowl of katsu curry far exceeds the expectations of its $2 price tag. Sure, that's not a price that inspires much confidence, but the sauce is basically liquid crack.
In the marriage between knife cut scallion pancakes and mushu pork, a perfect union of Northern Chinese cuisine can be found. Texturally unique from noodles, and more flavorful than plain mushu, this dish is hard to come across even in Asia.
An ethnic group unto themselves, the Hakka people of Taiwan have developed their own take on traditional Chinese cuisine. In a rather simple dish, thin strips of pork are fried in garlic soy broth and served over minced pork and rice.
Despite an unnaturally saturated red hue, the char siu in HK is nothing short of phenomenal. Using pork belly, the half fat half lean blend lends itself to a juicy strip of roast pork, and a naturally forming layer of crispy skin.
Despite what I had thought I knew about dim sum dishes from my experiences in Taiwan and the states, I was caught off guard by the remarkable difference in flavor in the HK variant. Made to order is key, these pork/shrimp dumplings are simply sublim
Unlike the 5/$1 pan fried dumplings you'd find in NYC, Taiwanese pot stickers are elongated dumplings that are left unclosed on the ends. When fully cooked, strings of 10 or 20 pot stickers are left stuck together in a row.
A bit tardy seeing as the Dragonboat festival passed a couple weeks ago. Jian shui zong are a variation of traditional zong zi in that they use alkaline lye water to change the consistency of the sticky rice into a more gelatinous texture.
A rather commonplace dish in Taiwan that is incredibly simple in terms of preparation is often ruined by one or two poorly executed decisions. Here's a bowl in which nothing is exceptional, but everything is done well enough to be satisfying.
An almond flavored shaved ice covered with sweetened red beans and tapioca pearls is hidden by a layer of black 仙草 (sorry... don't know the translation!) jelly.
My excitement at finding a fast food version of bibimbap was only met with disappointment when I tasted it. Thankfully the taste didn't detract from the colorful visuals.
This was recently done for Seoul, and I have a similar query for HK.
As wonderful as Taiwan is, I was offered the opportunity to visit Hong Kong for a few days (and of course I took it, given its reputation for food). I'll be there for the better part of 2 days, and I'm looking mainly for food suggestions, although general tourist suggestions are equally welcome!
Try to avoid the Michelin 3 star suggestions though... I'd like to not go broke on this trip haha. Thanks guys!
It seems that the topics listed in "Hot in Talk" and "Latest Topics" are the same (maybe slight variations, but they mirror each other fairly well). Would it be possible to modify the query for hot in talk to reflect greatest change in posts over the last 24 or 48 hour periods? I think I might be nitpicking here, just a "nice to have" feature I guess.
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