Dian Shui Lou offers Shanghai and Zhejian cuisine. We owe this meal to a visit of a former teaher of ours. My friend who recommended the place was pretty familiar with the menu, so we took no time to fuss over what we wanted. He took care of it all. The only request I had, was that I wanted "drunken chicken". This is a dish where the chicken is soaked in Chinese wine, and eaten cold after it's been prepared. My friend told me that they had another chicken dish that was also quite unique, and asked me if I might consider that. I replied, that although drunken chicken is more ubiquitous, decent drunken chicken is difficult to come across. When I saw the restaurant, and my friend's continuous approval of the restaurant, I knew that they would definitely have decent drunken chicken.
Drunken chicken. 醉雞
And I was indeed, correct. It was the best I have had in a very long time!
'Sweet heart' soft-boiled egg. 糖心蛋
Although it was just a small mouthful, it was indeed 'sweet'.
The dish that I skipeed, of course, because there was pork in the filling.
Garlic fried squid 蒜香軟絲 （不知道有沒有記錯菜名）
Veggie steamed buns 翠綠蒸餃
A light vegetarian option. 清爽的素食菜餃
Steamed egg with crab roe. 蟹粉燉水蛋
I love steamed eggs. But this was definitely something special. The crab, didn't take away my enjoyment of the texture of the steamed egg. Quite on the contrary, the taste was just right. A taste of the sea goes quite well with the what would otherwise be rather bland steamed egg.
Close up. 特寫～
Smoked cod 煙燻鹽鱈
It looks like it's supposed to be salmon, but it's actually cod. This was absolutely delightful! The taste of the lightly smoked cod, with a tint of salt and its tender texture makes you want to have one bite after another!
Wanton hot and spicy soup. 餛飩酸辣湯
Red bean rice cake 赤豆鬆糕
Soft hearted dessert 心太軟
And last, but certainly not least....
Drink responsibly. 請理性飲酒