Hong Kongers are big on dim sum. And when I say big, I actually mean huge.
Being the local that I am (ha), I'm always up to grab dim sum. So the other day when my friend Sasha told me about a vegetarian dim sum place called "Pure Veggie House", I knew I had to give it a go.
But anyway, this gluten was marinated 5 different ways and had a texture unlike anything else. The closest thing I could compare it to is stomach but softer. I know, to the Westerners out there it doesn't sound particularly appetizing. But here in Asia, texture is as if not more important than the taste of a dish. So I can tell why this one is quite popular as a starter!
But being a Sugar Woman, no meal would be complete without a little sweet something. So we went with the mango nata de coco sago soup and got our worlds rocked. Nata de coco, meaning jelly cubes of coconut, floated in a sea of sago bubbles wafted in a mango and coconut 'soup'.
Need less to say, one was barely enough.
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