Celestial Court – Valuable Mushrooms

。天寶閣 – 菇菌盛宴。

流行Green Monday的時代,食素的人士越來越多,自問不是一個可以完全茹素的人,但食多了蔬菜,人也健康點,而菇菌絕對是在我的green list上的首三位之內。這天有幸來到飯局和一班食友一起品嚐菇菌盛宴,可知處理菇菌是一門學問,因菇類遇水便容易變壞,要處理得好,需要相當的耐性、細心和經驗。

In Green Monday’s generation, vegetarians became more and more popular. Personal it is difficult for me to be a vegetarians completely, but I have to confess that eating more greens makes me feel better. Mushroom is in the top 3 on my green list. So glad to have a chance last week to enjoy a Mushroom Feast at Celestial Count with a group of friends. Handling the mushrooms is an expertise, as the mushrooms will change gradually once they touch water. To get the mushrooms well prepared, it would be so important that the person has patience, care and experience.

一入門口已見到這個陣容
一入門口已見到這個陣容

羊肚菌、松茸、干巴菌、青頭菌、猴頭菇…珍貴的有,常見的有。餐牌上的每一道菜都有著師傅的努力和心血,他們以經驗和功架讓我們這晚安坐位置上,享用了一頓菇菌盛宴。而全晚焦點所在,必數松茸鮮竹笙野生菌燉雞湯,採用了九種野生菌:鮮竹笙、松茸、雞瑽菌、黑松露、老人頭菌、牛肝菌、羊肚菌、黑木耳和野生香菇。竹笙屬隱花菌類,有「菌中皇后」之稱,亦含不少有益的礦物元素和維生素,一直以來都是我的最愛。

Morel mushroom, Matsutake, Ganba, Hericium, etc. You will find some common mushroom you always see and those valuable that you have never seen. All courses on the menu show the hard work, efforts, experiences and skills. The highlight of the night is the Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fresh Wild Mushrooms with 9 kinds of wild mushrooms: Fresh Bamboo Thalli, Matsutake, Termite Mushrooms, Black Truffle, Catathelasma, white Porcini, Morel, wild Wood Ear Fungus and Shitake. Bamboo Thalli is also named as the queen of mushrooms. It, containing lots of healthy minerals and vitamins, is always my favorite.

Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fresh Wild Mushrooms
Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fresh Wild Mushrooms

飲過熱湯,原因冷氣太涼又在發抖的我,已慢慢地回溫。另外一道值得一提的秦菜:黑松露煎窩鎝豆腐,豆腐仍自家出品,豆味甚濃,一片片黑松露散落在豆腐上,香氣四溢,又是一道健康菜式。

Another course  worth to try is Pan-fried Beancurd coated with egg and topped with black truffle. Beancurd (tofu) with rich soy favour is produced by the restaurant. The truffle on top of the bean curd brought you the sensation of this tasty mushroom.

Pan-fried Beancurd coated with egg and topped with black truffle
Pan-fried Beancurd coated with egg and topped with black truffle

得獎菜 – 鴛鴦素千層,是讓人甚有驚喜的菜式,腐皮卷內包著菠菜,再配上豆腐和香菇,清新得來,味道十分平衡。食了一卷又一卷,豆腐也沒有放過。

Award-winning dish: Braised beancurd sheet rools with vegetables and mushrooms. The most surprising dish of the night. The sheet rolls, wrapped the spinach insdie,  matched so well with the tofu and Shiitake mushroom. I couldn’t stop myself eating it.

Braised Beancurd Sheet Rolls with Vegetables and Mushrooms
Braised Beancurd Sheet Rolls with Vegetables and Mushrooms

甜品 – 木槺黑白芝麻糕,甜度適中,質感有點像馬拉糕,完全不會讓你有負擔的一道甜品,值得推介。

Dessert: Steamed black and white Sesame Sponge Cake. The sweetness was just ok with the texture of sponge cake. A dessert that you don’t taste any heaviness. Worth a try!

Steamed black and white Sesame Sponge Cake
Steamed black and white Sesame Sponge Cake

同場再有葷。但今次主角為菇菌,所以不多加介紹,有黑松露薏米燒釀乳豬、美味牛肝菌牛肋骨、蝦子北風菌柚皮和黑松露古法鹽焗雞,有機會不妨一試。

Of course there were some courses with meat.  The theme of the night was mushroom so I don’t spend much here to introduce them one by one. The below ones are all tasted good and recommended.

Roasted Suckling Pig stuffed with black truffle
Roasted Suckling Pig stuffed with black truffle
Stewed whole Beef Spare Ribs, white Porcini mushroom
Stewed whole Beef Spare Ribs, white Porcini mushroom
Braised Pomelo Peel with Fried-chicken Mushrooms and shrimp roe
Braised Pomelo Peel with Fried-chicken Mushrooms and shrimp roe
Baked Chicken with black truffle
Baked Chicken with black truffle

 

Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant
Address: 2/F, Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: Mondays to Sunday 11.00-23.00

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