Last Thursday night, we went out for dinner at Taurus Hawker Foods ((Shop 10, 113 Collins Road, Willetton) with our friend M (remember this delicious vegetarian barbecue?).
M had chicken* fried kway teow- stir-fried flat rice noodles with chicken, beansprouts and green Chinese vegetable. M commented on the lovely charry flavour of her noodles. I explained the “wok hei” effect – she’d never tasted it before, and she loved it!
To drink, Jac had one of her favourites, cendol (pronounced “chen-dole”).
She started her meal with a serve of popiah, which we ordered with no chilli.
Her main dish was a three meat combination with steamed rice. The meats were chicken, char siu (barbecue pork) and siew yoke (roast pork). The char siu was covered with a dark, savoury gravy. The chicken breast had soy sauce poured over it. The roast pork was fantastic – succulent pork with a delicious layer of fat topped with extremely crispy crackling. (Some of you will cringe at the thought of me drooling over a layer of pork fat, but hey, if you’re going to eat Chinese roast pork, you really need to be into the fat to enjoy it.)
I had the Penang-style char kway teow – flat rice noodles with beansprouts, spring onions, fish cake, sliced Chinese sausage, prawns and fried egg. This is always so good.
It’s a long weekend for us here in Western Australia, with the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday. I’m home alone; Jac is away in Margaret River with her hockey team mates until Monday afternoon. As has become a tradition for me when I’m on my own, I cooked my chicken dish with no name for my dinner last night (photos to be featured in a future post), and SPAM may well make an appearance at some point on the weekend. :) I’m off to the shops now, but will respond to comments later today.
*To clarify, following on from the vegetarian BBQ post, M’s son is strictly vegetarian; M eats mostly vegetarian but is happy to eat a little meat every now and then.