Recently before boarding for a business flight I went for a bite in Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant with my boss and a couple of colleagues. Pak Loh Chiu Chow has been around for nearly half a century and specializes in traditional and innovative Chiu Chow cuisine that originates from the east of Guangdong province, China.
My boss happens to be of Chiu Chow descent, so Pak Loh Chiu Chow’s airport branch (Level 7, Terminal 1, Restricted Area) was an obvious choice for our pre-flight dinner. But being a vegetarian I had my doubts! I thought it would be the usual story of just marinated tofu to choose from on the menu. However, on this occasion, I was in for a pleasant surprise.
Pak Loh Chiu Chow has some really good vegetarian dishes, including the Steamed Bean Curd with Preserved Chinese Olives. The Preserved Olive is legendary in Chiu Chow cuisine. Its savory taste makes it great to eat with rice, and in this dish the tofu was as velvety as silk! If you’re a fan of preserved olives, you can also order the Stir-fried Preserved Olives with Green Beans, another classic Chiu Chow dish.
But what I liked most was the Stir-fried Cashew Nuts with Fresh Lily, which was deliciously fresh and crunchy. Another great vegetarian pick is the Fried Rice Noodles with Mixed Vegetables. This simple yet tasty combo of bean sprouts, carrots, eggs and mushrooms is guaranteed to make you drool for more.
Last but not least was the beautiful sweet scented Osmanthus Jelly with Almond Juice. My stressed out boss even began to reminisce about the good old days back in Chiu Chow and even cracked a few jokes. It’s a wonder what a good dessert can do for the soul!
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