I managed to squeeze in one more blog before 2009 is over :) Go me!
I am soooo behind in my blogging that I am still 2 blogs behind until I talk about my Christmas dinner and New Years is tomorrow! Gah.
Rhodes Phoenix is a place I went quite a number of times because it is only a 2minute or 15minute walk from my place. I remember that there were 5 people that celebrated their birthday at Rhodes Phoenix (one being me) - the same place, same time and they were similar in age. Makes me believe that people born on the same time, day, year share similar life experiences. I wonder how many people are like me in this world.
Lemon Lime Bitter (Jug) $12
Scallop, Sea Cucumber and Broccoli in Compoy Sauce 瑶柱扒海参西兰花 $32.80
Scallop Fried Rice 瑶柱炒饭 $ 23.80
I always have a hard time picking out all the shallots in fried rice...
String Beans and Preserved Olive 榄菜四季豆 $18.80
Curry Seafood 咖喱海鲜 $28.80
Scallop and Beef Fillet Cubes in Three Cup Sauce 三杯带子牛柳粒 $26.80
I have long heard of three cup sauce but I never managed to try it until then because usually it is eaten with chicken and my family doesn't eat poultry.
So what is Three Cup Sauce (Sanbei)? The It is a sauce made from a cup of soy sauce, cup of rice wine and a cup seseame oil. Three cup chicken was first originated in Jiangxi Province of China and was made popular in Taiwan. The chicken, together with the sauces, is cooked in an earthenware pot on high heat for ten minutes, then on low heat to allow the sauces to be absorbed by the meat. The dish is usually served in its cooking pot when the sauce has 80-90% evaporated.
Enough said about how is it made, so what is the verdict? The sauce was packed with flavour! You can taste the soy sauce with sugar and the seseame oil made it smell extra good! The meat has fully absorbed it's flavour and very tender. A highly recommended dish!
Fruit Platter of Orange, Watermelon and Rockmelon (Complimentary)
Location: Level 5, Rhodes Shopping Centre, 1 Rider Blvde Rhodes NSW 2138
Phone: 02 9736 6628 / 1300 883 892
Opening Hours: Yum Cha 11am to 3pm, Dinner 5:30pm to 10:30pm Open 7 days