Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sai Woo

March 26, 2015

Fried Rice: Egg fried rice w preserved vegetable - 2+

J's comment > fried rice cooked perfectly, not too hard or too soft; well flavored, the only salty bits being the black stuff (some form of olive) which pulled the whole dish together; well done

"Cheek to Cheek": Guanciale, peas, agnolotti & fennel in Jinjua ham broth - 2

J's comment > not bad; perfectly cooked pasta, lovely puff of meat and broth in the center; broth not flavorful enough though

Chips: Crisped rice, cured yolks, nori - 2

J's comment > not bad; rice crispy as expected, same stuff from the chinese restos that offer the 'wo ba'; very faint traces of yolk and nori flavors

Black Cod: Baked sablefish, lotus root, radish, burdock and Kombu broth - 2

J's comment > sablefish well cooked, tender all the way through; portion a bit on the small side; broth could use a lot more flavor

"Cola Wings": Coca-cola chicken wings & lettuce - 2

J's comment > very salty wings, these were actually marinated in soy sauce as advised by our server; didn't get the cola flavor at all; wings also a bit overcooked

Tuna: Tea-smoked tuna, confit tuna, wilted salad, miso vinaigrette & tea egg - 2

J's comment > tuna ever so slightly fishy; tea egg was even saltier than the wings above, none of the fragrant tea egg flavor from the expected Shanghainese version

Short vid on the egg fail; the manager advised that the egg yolk was supposed to be a lot gooey-er

Cake: Steamed molasses rum cake, butter & preserves - 3

J's comment > light and fluffy cake, not too sweet; perfect for spreading w butter

Sweet Tofu: Almond tofu, ginger syrup, candied ginger - 2

J's comment > very soft tofu; ginger syrup not too strong, actually the blandness of the tofu overwhelmed the ginger; FYI, the tofu is actually house made

Before & After: C.C. 100% rye, old grand dad bourbon, amaro averna, moondog - 2

J's comment > very smooth and easy to drink

Beijing Sling: Eristoff vodka, green apple & melon liqueur, pineapple juice, soda - 2

J's comment > AKA a pina colada without the coconut; alcohol flavors not too intense which I prefer


Interior shots

Sai Woo on Urbanspoon

Extra Comment
We were first customers @ Sai Woo! Woo!!! ;) :D

Labels: asian fusion, chinatown

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