Honey Prawns Served with Crispy Corn Man Tou


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New Beijing Cuisine

New Beijing Cuisine

By Jereme Leung

Published 2010

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In Beijing, there is a bai nian lao dian (hundred-year-old restaurant) called Da Zhai Men that serves a dish of crispy, honey-glazed prawns known as cui pi mi zhi xia. Taking the cue from this delicious dish, we created our version. The prawns are first deep-fried in very hot oil, then finished in an osmanthus honey reduction for a floral sweetness and edge. To compliment the prawns, we added a jazzed-up version of the traditional man tou (Chinese steamed bun), which is fried for added crispiness and texture after being steamed.