Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies With Video

During our visit to Shunfu Market for our char siew feature, we also discovered that next to it was also a very popular hakka snack stall called Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies.

It serves various hakka specialties like soon kueh (mushroom and turnip dumplings), glutinous rice, suan pan (yam balls and garlic) and many more.

For a breakfast or a quick snack bite, this would be the ideal kind of food stop, and the long queue that permeated the stall clearly meant this place was something special. And it was.

Soon Kueh (Mushroom and Turnip Dumplng)

The soon kueh had an almost ethereal quality about it. The skin was soft without overly sticky and still retained a nice bouncy texture to the bite. The fillings were overly generous with mushrooms, dried shrimp and the crunchy turnips gave the overall dumpling a wonderful crunch. This was a superb soon kueh!

Glutinous Rice

Glutinous rice has always been a morning breakfast staple for Singaporeans, but the hakka version is usually more flavorsome without tasting too processed. Here, the mushroom bits and fried onions added to the overall texture, but it was slightly bland and there was a slight hint of used oil in it.

Suan Pan (Yam Balls)

The suan pan was also a delight for us. The yam balls were well made and and again, not overly starchy like some other stalls. It was well garnished with spring onion and the fried garlic brought the totality of the flavors quite well together and balanced.

Personally, I have never had a fancy to hakka food like these, but the dishes served here were so delectable that I have since taken quite a liking to hakka delicacies like these.

For soon kueh lovers, this is a must hunt venue and for those who visit Shunfu not so regularly, you must at least visit this once to see why this outlet has been so highly rated.

Click here for the YouTube link.
Click here to download the HD version.

Written, filmed, edited and directed by Silverchef Productions.
Shot and edited entirely on Apple's Iphone 4 and at Shunfu Market.
No soon kueh was harmed in the shooting of this video.
"Fight For This Love" performed by Cheryl Cole.

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