Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I want my Char Leung..

Unknown to many, i actually didnt go to Adelaide for its risotto only. I also went for their Char Leung. What is Char Leung you ask? In simple words, it is "yau char kuey" or "yu gu tiao" or if you insist fried crullers wrapped in a thin rice noodle sheet. Not your har cheong fun, not your char siu cheong fun nor your sweet sauce with lots of foo chuk and tau fu but char leung.

So when i happily had a whole plate to myself in Adelaide, i was quite satisfied. Then come Sunday and we go to Ah Yat Abalone Forum for Dim Sum and i spot "Char Leung".

Like a small girl running towards the big teddy bear or like a young boy screaming argh when he spots Toys R Us, i couldnt hide my giggles and quickly wrote a "1" next to it. Like an angel with a ring above my head, i patiently waited. My mind was already flirting with the same image i had a week ago.


It was torture, more torturing then reading my blog in the morning, before breakfast. Then i saw this..


The word "Disappointed" seemed to be an understatement. I guess our paths will never meet again and there is no fate between us. The dreams of treasuring that smooth skin and experiencing the crispy hot inside will forever remain a dream. Till when i go to Hong Kong for you, dear readers tell me where i can get some decent Char Leung!! Some Dim Sum posts coming up soon, fingers crossed..

14 comments:

Jun said...

eh, when u gng to hk?? can tell u some decent places if u're gng there :)

ling239 said...

the flour is kinda thick oh...

Nic (KHKL) said...

i can feel your disappointment...what a difference! i guess Ah Yat is just trying to widen his repertoire, not the quality. Doesnt come cheap also, right?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: haha when i do go, i will ask u but i got a hkie fren there..so im pretty much in safe hands

ling239: well its alright lar..

nic: yes i know..yeap that plate dwn there is RM4.80 i think

Imbi & Itchy said...

I'm a big fan of char leung too but can't seem to find a good one here surprisingly. My friend took me to Sweet Dynasty in Hongkong. They are fame for their Tau Foo Fah serve in an old wooden tub, the size of your basin (reallyyyy) and their Char Leung. Do try if you are there.

Angie Tan said...

Hmmmm.. Hard to find good char leung here.

The first and greatest time I had char leung was when I was in Melbourne. I remembered going to this chinese dim sum place in the suburb to have fantastic char leung.

After that, I've been searching for something as good as the first time I had it. ;-)

I've tried Ah Yat Abalone which is so-so only. Hehehee...

Anonymous said...

by dreaming and lusting after such a simple dish makes you a true connoiseur...for it is rare indeed to appreciate one single such item...
cheers to passion !

tonixe , team bsg

New Kid on the Blog said...

Oh gosh, I missed out so many posts!!! A lot more to catch up.

Big Boys Oven said...

I had tasted this similar dish at oneU, the chinese restaraunt old wing dim sum!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

imbi&itchy: well i tried b4 in hongkong also..char leung and soya bean..paradise..

angie tan: sigh..the mission remains to find the best char leung in malaysia!

bsg: yes i m passionate..

new kid: well read up !

bbo: really? ok here i go!

mama bok said...

Sorry.. ! can't help you there..! i'm in desperate need of any kinda dim sum here.

daphne said...

hehee..Come to Perth! Seriously, they hv got good dim sum here... and i happen to know where serve char leong... ;p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mamabok: really? ouch..

daphne: i rather take the plane to hong kong, much nearer! keke

SomebodyHasToBe said...

I went to eat at The Pink Pig already, but their pork ribs is not very delicious, but the portion is HUGE!=P