Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Spicy Chicken @ Dessert House, Chinatown & The Aftermath



Spicy Chicken with Rice $7.90
Deep-fried chicken ribs with salt and pepper


The chicken taste as scrummy as it looks. There were plenty of piping hot crispy deep-fried chicken ribs coated with salt, black pepper, garlic, onions and bell peppers - simple but yet very tasty. A rather popular in-house dish (evident from similar dishes on most tables).


As this is an eatery managed by Hong Kong people (please correct me if I am wrong here), I can understand why the food is saltier than what J and I are normally used to. When I was in Hong Kong with my family a few years ago, we noticed that many of the dishes were saltier than the ones served in Malaysia.


Also, when I dined out with my Hong Kong friends in Mlebourne, I noticed that some of them always drizzled a few rounds of soya sauce on their rice even though there's already some on it (as you can see on the pic above). And it never fails to amuse me to watch them do that. LOL



Black pepper reigns supreme


The dish does live up to its name (which is quite a rare occurence here), the liberal amount of cracked black pepper brings the fried chicken to an unprecedented ooopmh, J was glad there's cold water within reach. He walked out a happy customer with a full belly.

Alas! Within a couple of hours, J felt extremely thirsty - an indication of MSG overload. Even while gulping down water between each outburst of overbearing thirst - resulting in bloated belly due to gallons of water intake - the whole ordeal lasted through the night into the early hours next day. It was agonizing. He could hardly sleep that night. =(

Looks like this will be first and last time he would order this dish. On the other hand, Dessert House always serve value-for-money and tasty food, we will definitely be back again as we never encounter much problems with their food before - perhaps we could do well sticking to our old favourites. =)


Dessert House
Mid City Arcade, Chinatown
Melbourne CBD

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