April 29, 2017

Crispy Batter Fried Oyster Burger 蠔漢堡包

Crispy Batter Fried Oyster Burger 蠔漢堡包

Crispy, Batter, Fried, Oyster, Burger, seafood, recipe, flour, 蠔, 漢堡包, 牡蠣
By Published: 2017-04-29
If you love fresh succulent oysters as much as we do, then you're in for a treat!  This is our version of the fabulous oyster burger, a rare sight, I'll admit, but much loved by those who have met and been utterly charmed by this culinary delight.  I had my first in Vancouver, at a greek restaurant of all things.  It was love at first bite, really, I just couldn't believe how tasty the oyster burger was, crispy on the outside, juicy and tender and oh so oyster-y on the inside.  Pure heaven!  SO...zip to the future and we have discovered the joys of first rate frozen oysters and naturally decided we had to try to recreate that long ago sea kissed delight.  It took a few tries, cuz you've just got to get the batter just right, but we do believe that we have nailed it with our Crispy Batter Fried Oyster Burger, a crunchy yet succulent tartar sauce touched seafood burger, or the 'Sea Burger' as we call it around here.

April 13, 2017

Chinese Salt Baked Quail Egg 鹽焗鵪鶉蛋

Chinese Salt Baked Quail Egg 鹽焗鵪鶉蛋

Chinese, recipe, Baked, salt, roasted, Quail Egg, street food, hong kong,  鹽焗, 鵪鶉蛋
By Published: 2017-04-13
Cheep, cheep!  Presenting our interpretation of a 'natural' Easter: this year we bring together the idea of Easter eggs and the idea of street food culture in Hong Kong.  Our Easter nest is full of tiny naturally speckled eggs!  Namely the delicate Chinese Salt Baked Quail Eggs, or 鹽焗鵪鶉蛋, usually found at your local street hawker, these roasty, just salty wee eggs come still piping hot in a paper bag.  There's nothing quite like it to have in your pocket on a windy day to warm your fingers with!  


Here's a street hawker we happened on during the Chinese New Year.  Can you see the salt baked quail eggs in the right corner?  And all the other goodies, roasted peanuts, gingko nuts, chestnuts, and charcoal baked yams!  YUM!  Too bad the street hawkers only dare to come out during these kinds of public holidays nowadays, any other time they get chased off and fined.  (Thanks HK Govt for killing off the street food culture of HK.)  But no worries, if you can't get your fix off the streets you can still enjoy your Salt Baked Quail Eggs as they are quite easy to make at home!
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