When it comes to authentic and traditional Chinese wheat foods, everything looks and tastes dramatically different from the revised version in America.
Classic Chinese Dumplings 水餃
Shiuan condescends to purchase dumpling wraps, because store bought wraps do not meet the minimum traditional standards. She makes her own wraps from making the fresh dough to cutting and rolling it back and forth with a rolling pin.
Making a crescent shaped dumpling is another challenge. People say the shape of the dumplings reflects the skill and the nature of a person.
Steamed Pork Buns 包子
Also known as Nikuman 肉まん in Japanese. These steamed buns are made from flour dough and filled with pork and other ingredients. They are usually steamed inside the bamboo steamer and taste the best if you enjoy them right out of the steamer. The texture of the buns is very soft, moist, and chewy, and the juicy meat mixtures add savory flavor to the plain buns.
We are so happy that we got the opportunity to prepare special meals for The Rock Church. And we are proud of our church’s vibrant mission of outreach that serves meals to our community and those in need.
Truly superb! This place rocks your socks off. Around $100 per person, definitely not cheap, but it’s worth every penny and the cost matches the quality. Order the best stuff off catch of the day menu, their fish is flown in from Japan daily. This is why we call it AUTHENTIC.
Suggestions and tips to help you ( for two) order optimally at Sushi Den.
Please note that sashimi should be ordered before sushi. NEVER dip sashimi or sushi in soy sauce. Wasabi and ginger are used as palate cleansers, not entrees.
For kitchen specials, please consider:
Maine Lobster Tempura $15
House Made Organic Tofu $10
For sashimi, please consider:
Jalapeno Hamachi (3pc) / Kanpachi (3pc) $17
Toro (Fatty) from Croatia (2pc) $12
Bluefin Akamai Zuke (Marinated) from Japan (2pc) $11
Most of the shops use taro root powder mix, as far as I know. At Destination Taiwan, your taro milk is only made of fresh taro roots, which leaves Shiuan much harder work to do from carrying them 120 miles away to peel them one by one.
Taro root commonly refers to the plant Colocasia esculenta, the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the Araceae family which are used as vegetables for their corms. In Taiwan, taro is called 芋頭 (yùtóu) in Mandarin, or 芋仔 (ō͘-á) in Taiwanese. Taro is well-adapted to Taiwanese climate and can grow almost anywhere with minimal maintenance. Nowadays taro is used more often in desserts. When compared to a sweet potato, taro holds more potassium, magnesium and vitamin B and E. Because of Taro's low glycemic index levels it is much healthier for diabetics than potatoes. Taro can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and help you manage your weight. In addition, the Vitamin E acts like antioxidants that protects your cells.
2017 flew by and as we reflect back on the last 12 months we feel more blessed than ever. We travelled, we worked hard, and are blessed to be expecting our success in business in 2018.
Shiuan continues her academic studies while taking time off with her culinary practice. She’s incredibly grateful for the cooking community and the friendships she’s developed from it. In addition, Shiuan is still a straight A’s student. Days are never the same, technology is fast pace and competitive, and most importantly the moments with teachers, classmates and friends are always the best. Life is rapidly shifting and she is excited for the opportunity to be a certified teacher.
Shiuan set her first step on Beijing, China in June, where she had the most amazing local bites! Her favorite day was spent in the Forbidden City with my childhood buddy. Everything was absolutely incredible! We travelled to Nebraska and Iowa in July, Winterset was the highlight of our trip. Yue is a b...