Now here’s something so unique that I’ve never seen it in any dim sum restaurant I’ve been to. A pork dumpling (shumai/燒賣) covered with a scoop of foie gras and topped with shreds of shark fin, only at Zen Peninsula in Millbrae. In the menu, it’s noted as foie gras & shark fin pork siu-mai (鵝肝醬魚翅燒賣) and goes for $4.50 for three large pieces.
I’ve always considered foie gras to be an acquired taste, so if you’ve never liked it before, you probably won’t like it in dumpling form. Instead, check out their turnip and Chinese donut rice roll, another item I’ve never seen before. In the menu, it’s called 蘿蔔絲炸兩. Click through the pictures to check out everything I ate and use it as a dim sum guide for your next dim sum meal.
(Happy birthday, Helen!)
1180 El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
On: Sunday, November 21, 2010
With: Helen Chen, Mae Luu
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