In the Yunnan province of China the truffle is simply regarded as a food for the swine and is argued to be the least appetising fungi in the region. With an abundance of morels in the province who wouldn't agree!! Well that doesn't stop truffles reaching extortionate prices in some of China's major cities. Personally I am not a big fan of the truffle. However, if a balance is struck and the truffle flavour is not overbearing then it can make a great dish. These 'Truffle Pork Belly Ribs' were well balanced and mouth-wateringly good. They fell off the bone and melted in my mouth.
Text and photographs by The Undercover Food Critic, 12th October, 2017.
More Information: www.instagram.com/p/BaJepkRlgHW/
When I was thirteen I packed my bags and headed to China for three weeks. It was my first adventure into the depths of the non westernised world. There's one thing that stuck with me and that was how horrible to food was. Looking back maybe the food was not so bad and it was more that I was was so far out of my comfort zone. However, I am now a lover of Chinese food and Yautcha is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants in London. We visited here for their red themed Chinese New Year menu.
I've just woken up and I'm still craving these King Crab Dim Sum. Is it acceptable to have them for breakfast? The crab meat inside was moist and beautifully sweet. I'd highly recommend ordering these or the Scallop Shui Mai to start.
'Papouasie milk chocolate, breton sable, dulce de leche crème'. Delightfully light, creamy and crunchy.
Yautcha dining tips:
- Fairly reasonable at £30-40 a head
- Schezwan Pepper Wonton is a must - Check out the dim sum deals - Great setting looking over Broadgate Circle.