Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feb12 - Ah Yat Abalone Sec19

We all know how expensive abalones are. Like escargot, these things are sea snails. The flesh of abalones is widely considered to be a desirable food, and is consumed raw or cooked in a wide variety of dishes. Similar to shark fin soup or birds nest soup, it is considered a luxury item.

So when my dad said he'll be bringing the family to Ah Yat Abalone restaurant for our family Chinese New Year dinner, I'm sooo IN!!

This building used to be a big warehouse and now converted to a hall, where wedding celebrations can be held. Every evening when u drive pass this area, cars would be parked outside. Even the underground parking is full.

Shark's Fin at the entrance (no, we didn't eat this)
Camwhoring with my bro
Our fish dish was a vegetarian lotus dish. Needed veggie dishes since my mom is a vegetarian. (wow!! i just said the word veg 3 times in that sentence)
The claypot taufu. Yes, more veggie
The only meat dish, the oinkers
Salad prawn...*yummy*
The cod fish spectacular. Practically melted in our mouth.
And the dish that this whole dinner was for........
Buddha Jump Over the Wall cost RM160 per bowl
Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, or fo tiao qiang, is a variety of shark fin soup in Cantonese and Fujian cuisine. Since its creation during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), the dish has been regarded as a Chinese delicacy known for its rich taste, usage of various high-quality ingredients and special manner of cooking. The dish's name is an allusion to the dish's ability to entice the vegetarian monks from their temples to partake in the meat-based dish. It is high in protein and calcium.

Review : don't ask me. First time eating this, so can't compare much. Plus I'm a terrible reviewer unless the food taste really bad. =p

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