Our street food journey commenced from the bustling alleys of Thailand before moving to the historic Vietnam and detour to coastal regions of Indonesia. The bandwagon reached its penultimate when it reached at the Land of Rising Sun, Japan and parking it at the Land of Dragons, China.
To start on a healthy note, Thai Lotus Root is a perfect example. Lip-smacking delicious creation from Thailand where the lotus roots cut in thin circles and fried to perfect crispiness. It's crunchy outside and not dry inside. Drenched in sweet n tangy sauce and finished with sesame seeds on top. This vanished quickly too from our platters. Vietnamese Rice Rolls is a refreshing change from the usually fried appetizers. Translucent rice paper rolls are packed with bright, fresh and crispy flavours and served with an insanely addictive dipping sauce.
Jimbaran Style Tiger Prawns from shores of Bali is a grilled prawn dish and at Wykiki they give it a saucier twist with scrumptious summer salsa relish. Tiger Prawn Tempura is the classic ultra-light Japanese batter is perfectly fried tiger prawns. The twist here lies with the dusting of shichimi or seven-spice Japanese powder. This is relished perfectly with ponzu sauce.
Another instant hit was Beijing Express Whistling Chicken. Crunchy nuggets of chicken and served with hot smoky chilis and beans. Not sure why is this called Beijing Express, guess in express speed one will wipe off the plate. In their dim sums, we were served with Gold Dusted Dark & Handsome Chicken Dim Sum. The coal-black dumplings dragged everyone’s attention on the table. The black colour is achieved with dehydrated beetroots and wheat starch and the dim sums were garnished with 24-carat gold dust. The chicken dumpling shall be enjoyed with chilli oil.
Pro Tip: Must try Thai Lotus Root, Tiger Prawn Tempura, Gold Dusted Dark & Handsome Chicken Dim Sum and Beijing Express Whistling Chicken.