Good Eatin’: Dim Sum At Lido

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Lido is my favourite place to go for dim sum. The staff may be surly sometimes but the food is good and the price is right. I have been here a lot over the years and for today’s post I introduced my friend Ben to it’s wares. We dined like kings and had a lot of good food (especially the char siu cheung fun and the scallops in kaddafi pastry).

Food Items: Mooli and Tripe

Okay so for the blog I had a personal favourite and a bit of a risk. Firstly, there is the turnip cake made with mooli (also known as daikon). If it wasn’t for the fact that I tried to make this myself a few years ago I would have never tried it in the restaurant. Having been fried and steamed the mooli gives this the consistency of a potato cake. This delicious cake also contained pieces of dried prawn and some other meat I couldn’t identify… I could eat a whole portion of three to myself.

Tripe then… well for something that is the lining of a cow’s stomach (not sure about which stomach) it did not have as strong a taste as I expected. It took on the flavours of the ginger and the spring onion. In terms of texture it was very chewy but the obvious villi in the lining of the tripe… made it look very unappetising. The fact that this was actually rather nice just shocked me, but there were nicer things on the table so we didn’t finish it.

Food Item: Oyster Sauce

The Chinese food didn’t stop that day either. I had some turkey marinating in charsiu sauce which I served with napa cabbage and cucumber stir-fried with garlic oil and oyster sauce. Needless to say, as I write this, I am bloody stuffed.

Progress: 145/500

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