Hong Kong | Tea and Dinner Pairing

Friday, February 26, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

25153347702_00ce4a431b_cLast night in Hong Kong, a tea and dinner pairing…

DSC00973…hosted by yú teahouse / 瑜茶舍 and Ngau Saam Gun / 牛三館.

Eight beef-centric courses, each matched with a tea. We moved from cool to warm, light to dark. Started with the greens, alternated whites and oolongs in the middle, and finished with three pu’erhs (one raw, two cooked).

Compare and contrast with other tea pairings:

Dinner started with…

25245348706_ef93faf223_cTri-colour Cordyceps / 三色蟲草花沙律 and…

25153340832_29379dccf1_c…Clouds and Mist / 雲霧, a delicate, sweet green from Fujian.

24644823063_0772098368_cChinese Beef Carpaccio / 片片片生牛肉 and…

24976018030_2b149238fd_c…Tieguanyin / Iron Goddess of Mercy / 鐵觀音

25271609175_9f35842c9e_c5-Veggie Tofu Cake / 五色蔬豆腐餅 and Deep Fried Beef Dumpling / 香炸牛餃子 with…

25245347756_3541198d31_c…Da Hong Pao / Big Red Robe / 大紅袍

24640984884_6a26f6a0df_cSpicy Prawns / 香辣辣蝦 and…

24640985114_a59b91996a_c…Bai Mudan / White Peony / 白牡丹

25178460451_192bcf98e6_cMega-Beef-Bowl / 白鹵水牛盅 (so good in this chilly weather!) and…

24903929619_3937b0a4b7_c…Phoenix Classic / 鳳凰單欉

25271607305_cbe9193feb_cMinced Beef Mix on Endive Leaf / 苦白菜牛肉鬆 paired with…

25245345306_14f33b7383_c…Ancient Trees Raw Pu’erh / 生古樹普洱

24903928059_6b50112579_cCrazy Beef Fried Rice / 怒炒牛肉飯 and…

24644820273_cf8bbe5d20_c…Orange Tangerine Pu’erh / 紅皮陳皮普洱 (the top image of this post is of the open gaiwan).

25153347472_ee3ce59e40_cFor dessert, Fermented Tofu Cheese Cake / 腐乳芝士餅…

24640980434_643e72d688_c…Green Tangerine Pu’erh / 青皮陳皮普洱.

 

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