Zen Win House
A full weekend of work and socialising was punctuated by another trip down Chinatown Vietnam
We were given the standard European menu but I asked for what everyone else was having. They were having Chinese breakfast, so that’s what we were having too.I ordered Rice Gruel soup, (no prizes for writing snappy menus here), the German went for tofu soup. We asked for dough sticks and some dumplings and the waitress told us to stop ordering, that we had enough. We were immediately given knives and forks but of course I wanted chopsticks. We piled our side plates with the goodies from the buffet table. The salads were excellent and fresh and crunchy. Chinese food, as we know it can be laden with salt, sugar and corn-flour and leave you feeling less that lively. The Mandarin tea eggs, that’s eggs hard boiled in tea, were tasty and their marbled terracotta colour looks so good when you peel them.
The banquet arrived. My soup was exactly what it said on the tin, rice gruel with pork and egg. I couldn’t eat it, it was like baby food. There was nothing wrong with it, I’m just not used to those textures. The German’s tofu soup was fine and great for dipping the delicious dough sticks into. The dumplings were plentiful, 20 on the plate. We had bowls of soy and chilli to dip things into. With 4 cups of Green tea and endless salads the bill came to €21.00. I am going back to Zen Win for dinner to get a better idea of the food, if the duck is good I’m hooked.
On another note congratulations to Kieran Murphy from Ice Cream Ireland for bagging two awards at the Irish Blog Awards at the Alexander Hotel