FINGER FOOD | I love finger foods, for the eye it’s lovely, cute and adorable. For the line, it’s also very good as you can taste a lot of different flavors. I celebrated Chinese New Year in a non-traditional way, with Asian finger foods. And they were yummy!
A few posts ago, I made a savory dish using taro (taro pancake). Today, I went for something sweet using taro again – Taro and Tapioca pearls tong sui 芋頭西米露, literally translated as ‘sugar soup 糖水’. The term tong sui is referred to any sweet, warm soup or custard served as a dessert at the end of a meal in Cantonese cuisine. However, tong sui can be found everywhere in Hong Kong (tong sui stores), thus it is not limited to eat it only after a meal. Tong sui are a Cantonese delicacy and are rarely found in other regional cuisines of China.
If you are familiar with the Asian cuisines or you are a frequent visitor to an Asian supermarket. You should have come across the following ingredients lap cheong, dried shrimps, shiitake and taro – ingredients that you can’t find in your local supermarket. Typical Chinese ingredient mainly used in home cooking and in a few restaurant dishes. Combining those four typical Chinese ingredients, I produced taro pancakes. The flavour is typical Asian and it is not the sweet and sour or black bean sauce flavour, what you may used to taste.