Shrimp Dumplings & Wonton Soup
Shrimp Dumpling and Wonton Soup is well known in the Chinese cuisine and is often served as a complimentary side dish accompanying the main order of a bowl of dry noodles. It can also be ordered as a main soup dish on its own as well. The dumplings or wontons are made from a dough skin consisting of a mix of egg, flour and water and filled with stuffings of shrimp or minced pork. The fillings are marinated with salt, spices, garlic, spring onions and other ingredients such as mushrooms and salted fish, which are then boiled in a soup and served piping hot with some leafy vegetables.
Steamed Fish Head with Black Bean Sauce
Fish head is commonly seen as a delicacy in Asia and they are often widely cooked in curries, soups and stir fry dishes. It is also highly nutritional due to the good fat and collagen found in areas like the gills and cheek of the fish. In this particular dish, the fish head is steamed together with fermented black beans, soy sauce, garlic, Chinese wine and garnished with cut chilli padis and spring onions. When eaten together with white rice, the result is a pleasantly sweet and salty balance of flavours that comes from the good combination of black beans, soya sauce and briny freshness of the fish.