Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Ma Po Tofu at Chao Zhou
(Sorry about the fuzzy photo- it was taken with my iPod.)
Chau Zhou has become a favorite place for lunch lately, and I manage to drop in at least every other week. Today I ordered the Ma Po Tofu plate which comes with rice, some Gai Lan, and, curiously (to me), half a salted duck's egg. In fact, every rice dish I've had there has been accompanied by a half a salted duck's egg, in the shell, which makes me curious about the proper protocol for eating said egg. Is it a condiment? A side dish? I just picked bits out and ate them with mouthfuls of the tofu. Maybe one of my readers more knowledgable about Chinese cuisine can enlighten me.