When you want to treat a big group of friends who have big appetites the best and most economical place is a Chinese restaurant. That’s what Jenny did for her birthday treat last January.
In the USA friends treat the birthday celebrant, in the Philippines the celebrant takes on the expensive burden of treating all her friends and family. Whew!
This was only my 3rd time to eat at Hai Shin Lou so I was quite excited to try new flavors and dishes.
I’ve never had shrimp cake like this in other Chinese restaurants. It was already good on it’s own but when when eaten with sesame caramelized walnuts it was even better. It was a really unusual pairing but it worked.
crispy minced shrimp cake with Taiwan pechay & sweet walnuts
After all the meat and skin from the Peking duck was utilized the remaining duck bones were fried and seasoned. There was still some meat left on the bones and the parts near the bones were the tastiest.
fried duck bones
Tao Miao or pea shoots are seasonal veggies that come from Hong Kong. They are usually just sautéed with garlic. Topping it with a sauce made with dried scallops was outrageously good.
Hong Kong tao miao with dried scallops