I entered the city limits of Taishan and it was lunchtime, so my colleagues decided to eat lunch first before we continued on our meetings and saw the town.
My ancestral home is Taishan and I have never been there until today.
We pulled up to a countryside style restaurant and my colleague said it was very famous in this area and that we should try it.
Look at the every changing landscapes of the country side behind the sign. Here is the story of the Eel Rice place, started by these people. The kitchen is huge and puts out a lot of food in one day! Let’s check out the food. Here you have the famous Claypot Eel Rice. The Eels are cooked and then added to the rice to be cooked until done in the Claypot.
So flavorful, not oily at all and the fragrance was awesome. Steamed Minced Pork Balls. Soft and tender and just right. The South China Roast Meats. Roast Pork, Pork Ribs and Char Siew. Not as sweet as in Hong Kong, but roasted nicely.Their special Five Spice Chicken. Wow, this packed a flavor bomb! You can see the meat color has been changed from the marination and roasting! Water Spinach, classic in South China areas. A nice meal with the local crowd, and I fit right in, speaking the local dialect with the Taishanese.