Monday, May 23, 2022

Duotou clams season is back at Putien

Putien, duotou clams

The Duotou clams are back at Putien. They even have a cute mascot this time. Along with an update to the menu that included, IIRC, around 20 new dishes. From what we learnt from the restaurant, the clams are referred to as 哆头蛏 or just 蛏 (chēng).

Putien, braised homemade bean curd

This braised home made tofu was one of the new dishes. Liked the spongy texture with the bean flavour which has soaked even more flavour from the braising sauce.

Putien, stir fried kailan bean curd skin

Stir fried kailan and beancurd skin was from the old menu. Had this previously.

Putien, claypot chicken in fermented red rice wine

Another new dish on menu was claypot chicken in Chinese red wine lees (红糟). I'm a little surprised that a dish with these red wine lees haven't been available here earlier when places like Xing Hua have already done so. Anyways, this was pretty good. Chicken was tender in a delicious gravy that was superb pairing with rice. Those black stuff are wood ear fungus.

Putien, spicy stir fried duotou clams

One of the dishes from the current 蛏 season were said clams stir fried in dried chilli and garlic. Savoury and a bit spicy. I realized for the first time that these dried chillis can be eaten. Nice.

Putien, duotou clams omelette

More 蛏 in omelette and mushrooms which allowed the flavour of the clams to be showcased.

Putien, rice

Can't be doing all these flavourful dishes without rice.

Putien, duotou clams

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