In the mountainous rice terraces of Southwest China, villagers would steam their special sweet rice to a sticky finish and form it into a ball concealing a special surprise in the center: an easy to carry worker’s lunch tradition.
Char Shao Sticky Rice Ball Char Shao (BBQ Pork) is diced and mixed with tofu, eggplant, dried radish, woods ear mushroom, cilantro and spices to form the surprise center. [GF]
Veggie Sticky Rice Ball Eggplant and Tofu are sautéed with DouBan (red chili & broad bean paste) finished with scallion and cilantro forming the surprise center. [V] [GF]
Sichuan Hot Pot Bowl
A bowl of seasonal veggies and meat or tofu sheet option simmered in a homemade traditional sauce. The sauce is made from Sichuan regional herbs & spices and a paste of fermented red peppers and broad beans called DouBan (think spicy Miso).
Hot Pot Options Incude:
Pork & Veggie Hot-Pot Bowl [GF]
Beef & Veggie Hot-Pot Bowl [GF]
Tofu Sheet & Veggie Hot-Pot Bowl [V] [GF]
Small Plate Options Include:
Sliced Pork Belly with our Special House Garnish (featured) A small plate with a fan of specially cooked and sliced pork belly topped with our special house garnish of finely chopped green chilies, garlic, gluten-free soy sauce, rice vinegar and other Asian flavors. [GF]
Sliced Pork Belly with Money Bowl Hot Pot Sauce A small plate with a fan of specially cooked and sliced pork belly topped with our Hot Pot Sauce. [GF]
Sliced Simmered Beef Shank with Money Bowl Hot Pot Sauce A small plate with a fan of long time simmered and sliced beef shank topped with our Hot Pot Sauce. [GF]
A flavorful, traditional Chinese food, these hard boiled eggs are steeped in Pu-erh tea and then dipped quickly in the Hot Pot. [GF]
Holiday Money Bowl Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts Roasted mixed nuts are rolled in a crunchy sweet blend of sugar, allspice and cinnamon with just a touch of black, cayenne and Szechuan pepper. These sweet, not-too-spicy bites make for a tasty party treat or savoury holiday gift.
Mix Includes: cashews, pecans, almonds and walnuts.