Initially I had missed out on getting a booking for the first two “Dan Hong’s dude food deg” so when they announced there would be a third one I quickly made a booking. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but Dan Hong definitely did not disappoint, serving up 5 excellent courses.
Cheese burger ‘Spring Roll’ and empanada ‘Donner Kebab’ – Two flavours you would never have thought would go well together, let alone in a spring roll or empanada, but they both worked surprisingly well. Biting into the spring roll played a trick on my brain, knowing what a spring roll or empanada “should” taste like, then being hit with the familiar taste of a cheese burger is in your mouth.
Indome with fried quail egg, deep fried eshays and ‘pulled buffalo wing’ sauce – More conventionl than the previous course and the only one of which i could probably make my self at home :). It was a mi goring noodle with spicy sauce with a cloud like quail’s egg on top.
Pepperoni pizza won tons with napolentana consomme – This was another dish where initially you are confronted with something familiar, knowing what it should taste like, then upon eating it you realise that the flavours are so familiar but not for the dish that they are currently in.
Tasting of Hotdogs – Corndog, Chicago style hotdog , foie gras and truffle hotdog – I thought that the tasting hot dogs were a fun idea for a course. The corn dog’s batter was light, not oily at all. The Chicago style dog was simple but tasty. I’m not a foie gras fan so that dog did not really do it for me.
Donut ice-cream with candied bacon , banana fritter , pretzel praline, peanut butter and raspberry jam – A desert with bacon on it! Say no more…
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