Venturing into Shamshuipo for food (試食活動) 2014-07-13 supersupergirl (共有3541篇食評)
Whenever people go to Shamshuipo, all they have is rice rolls, noodles with liver and tossed noodles. Shamshuipo is also famous at night and there are many places to go if you know where.
On this visit, I joined a group of locals because I would not know how to get there and what to order.
The restaurant is quite secluded which explains why there are often celebrities dining there.
On the menu, there is a wide variety including retro dishes and new dishes with pictures. Here was what we had.
Started off with a light but filling soup filled with wholesome goodies such as mustard greens, tofu and meat. I loved the tofu and greens which were nourishing and the broth was nice with a hint of mustard green and soya bean taste. Then came the claypot of glutinous rice with preserved meats. Usually preserved meats give off a strange waxy smell but this did not so I really enjoyed it and each grain of rice was distinct and al-dente. Then we tried chicken served in three different styles. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ 1.「白切雞」 Steamed plain chicken The plain chicken was great because you could taste the natrual taste of the chicken and chicken skin. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ 2.「沙彊雞」 Steamed chicken with ginger puree This was similar to the first but the sauce gave it an extra kick because there was some chili in it as well as ginger so the chicken was really tasty. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ 3.「土匪雞」 Bandit chicken (roast chicken) As a Westerner, this was my favourite. It was perfectly roasted chicken with crispy skin. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Overall, the chicken had the texture and taste that chickens should have because they have been frozen at -65 degrees during the crucial 48 hours as soon as they have been slaughtered which preserves the taste and texture. According to the staff, the chickens come from a town called Humen in Dong Guan and are selected for consumption when they are 3 months old and weigh 1.25kg (2.5catty). They are corn fed and have not been administered antiobiotics.