UTOPIA: Hangzhou, Day 3 - Part 2 (Lunch)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hangzhou, Day 3 - Part 2 (Lunch)

When it comes to lunch, I was excited all over like a kid! coz finally something to fill my growling stomach...I didn't take much breakfast in the morning, just a piece of cake & fruit juice, hence I got hungry after some walkings....
Upon reaching the restaurant, we hurriedly head to our private dining room coz most of the tour members were hungry too. 
This cold dish were already on the table 'greeting' us when we got in.
yea, a lone miserable cold dish of beancurd with pickled veggie...
It was served even before we arrived...
no rice being served yet...but dun care...jst whack la...hungry ma...
Next dish was crab (??!)...okay, this isn't crab nor crab stick...nothing close to that at all. It's some sort of flour, cooked with Chinese black sauce and has a chewy kinda texture. Perhaps the chef tried to prepare some sort of vegetarian crab, but failed.
Dish 3: Sweet & Sour Pork...it was plain, purely pork without any condiments. Each piece of the pork was coated with caramelized sweet sauce. Like it!
Dish 4: Stir-fry veggie.
Dish 5: can't remember (forgive my bad memory, somehow I dun have any recollection if I have eaten this)...not sure if it is chicken, pork or fish though...
Dish 6: this looks like some sort of veggie dish, but no, there are several pieces of pork belly hidden underneath! u just gotta dig them out!
Dish 7: Lala...
the lala's nowhere to be found, only the shell visible. Again, u gotta 'search' for the 'treasure'.
Dish 8: Buns with very salty black dice pork. The buns were fluffy and pairs well with the salted pork. Like it!
Dish 9: Shrimps! my fav coz the shrimps were fresh and bouncy!
Dish 10: Chicken soup. Taste so-so oni...
Dish 11: "Tong Po" pork...so fatty, so succulent...so heavenly!
just look at those layer of fats!
well...for most of our meals, the rice was served last.
Imagine we were eating all those dishes without rice and suddenly it was served on our table when we have almost finished our meal...*shake head
Here's the place....we were seated in a private room located at the first floor...The ground floor is reserved for grand banquet.
such a huge hall, similar to hotel's ballroom size.
this place is spacious and full of 'grandeur' charm...the interior is a fusion between western colonial and Chinese style...I kinda like this place (I mean the overall interior, not the food though)
Overall the food is OK, enuff to satisfy the hungry stomach. Tastewise mediocre to good, but the most impressive dish is the "Tong Po" pork, hehehe!


5 comments :

mun said...

Too bad they serve the rice last, cannot whack the dishes with rice. I like dish 6 - the baby chinese cabbage (I think it is).

The tong po pork really looks great with the layers of translucent fat and meat but I won't eat the fat so wasted on me. Do you eat the fat layers?

RealGunners said...

Pork?? I thought you said you traveling with some friends who needed halal food? Or is this a different trip huh?
The best dish came last.. well 2nd last. I cannot get why they serve white rice in the end too. If fried rice then understandable lah.

Hayley said...

Wah that's lots of food! =)

Happy walker said...

it looks yummy oh, thanks for sharing again~ =D

Nux V said...

Mun: Seldom I get to eat Tong Po pork, so for this i eat with partial fats. Having taking out all fats is not enjoyable anymore.

RealGunners: The group is divided into two - Muslim & Non. Sometimes the Muslim group joins us, but for most time we go our separate way. While they visit mosque and eat at Muslim restaurant, we go visit Pagoda & eat pork, haha! like this baru can enjoy fullest!

Hayley: definitely!

HappyWalker: yeapz, looks yummy but some taste so-so only...

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