Ho Yuen Ting Chowhound Meet
- 9lives Dec 10, 2001 07:04 AM
Tuesday, Dec 11..7 PM seems like works best..see you there..any HYT experts want to suggest some dishes? Everyone is welcome. How many are planning to attend?
Hi! This is my first post here but I have been lurking for awhile. I would love to attend future dinners but am unable to attend the December 11th one. I have too many work deadlines and final exams swirling around me right now.
I will keep checking in here to see what comes up for a January outing!
ordered take out from HYT last Friday after reading the posts about it. I ordered the fried crispy squab, the dried squid and baby shrimp in XO sauce, and the mushrooms with vegetables.
First of all, the squab was done perfect. Fried crispy on the outside, but meaty and juicy on the inside. It is served with a pepper salt which adds even more flavor to it. The only downside was only 1 squab came with each order and squabs are small bird. So if there are any big meat eaters out there, considering ordering more than one order.
The dried squid and baby shrimp in XO sauce was my favorite. It' is actually not dried squid, but fresh baby squid about the size of a thumb pan fried with dried baby shrimps in a hot and spicy sauce made with dried scallops. Very tasty. The squids were tender and just the right size to pop into the mouth. The dried baby shrimps are a little tough, but very flavorful, and together with the spicy sauce, they make one great dish with a nice kick to it. IMO, this will be a great appetizer dish- perfect to go with a beer or two.
The mushrooms with vegetables are 2 different types of mushrooms (straw mushrooms and button mushrooms) served in an oyster sauce with lots of garlic over chinese broccoli. Sauce is done just right- not too salty- but then again, it's hard to go wrong with a simple dish like this.
With 2 white rice, the total tab comes to $30. Not too bad at all.