Continue from Shen Zhen 09 Day 1 Dinner & Supper: AirAsia & 福建沙县小吃@益田村
I am supposed to have dim sum for my very first meal on the very first day. Sadly, while we arrived at the place 西湖春天 and find that they were closed down. They were doing a very good business previously. We guessed it might be dealing with the property problems or the management of the building or something. Too shocked with no more 西湖春天, we changed our mind to a restaurant nearby, 湘鄂情 Xiang-E-Qing.
湘 Xiang resembling 湖南 Hunan, a province of China. In short, Hunan is called as Xiang after the Xiang River that runs through it. Hence, Hunanese cuisine is also called as 湘菜 Xiang Cai.
As for 鄂 E, it is representing 湖北 Hubei.
We were here in湘鄂情 Xiang-E-Qing for their Hunan Hubei cuisine 湖南湖北菜. A revisit for me as I was here before in my previous trip.
煲仔娃娃菜 is one of their best selling. The stir-fried Chinese cabbage present in the warm claypot to keep the dish warm at all time. It was really appetizing with the additional black vinegar for the hint of tangy taste and the added chilies for its little spiciness.
海带排骨汤 Double Boiled Seaweed and Pork Ribs Soup.
Hmmm, how shall I describe this?! — 老火汤. The soup was double boiled up to wheee hours until the ribs were crack easily into pieces. Besides that, the seaweeds were extremely soft and melted right between your tongue and hard palate.
半打手卷 were super soft and fluffy.
干煸四季豆 was best compatible with the 手卷 or a bowl of rice as it was on the salty side.
I can’t remember the exact name for this. It was smoked fish (香薰鱼) or something. It came in 6 big pieces of fish where the fish were deep fried and seasoned and smoked. The fish together with its bones were crispy, crunchy and very yummy-licious.
Something embarrass happened. While I was having the crispy fish, I accidentally swallowed a tiny bone and it got stuck in the throat. Guess I had brought a mess to the waitress. She kept serving me bowls of dark vinegar and white rice in order to drain off the tiny bone. In the end, I had 2 or 3 bowls of vinegar in my stomach. >__<
福田区福强路3004号中港城5楼（opposite of 益田村）