Lately, I've noticed MIL had been watching this particular Hong Kong dramas over the television. I did not really take note because it was those 'gu zhuang' / 'wu xia' (historical) type of dramas. I never like dramas / movies revolved around the emperor era. It will be fighting here and there with swords.
Then one fine day, YX used my computer to browse through YouTube. I thought he was going to watch cartoons or listen to Chinese New Year songs. Surprisingly, he asked for my help to search for that Hong Kong dramas MIL was watching. He doesn't know the full name but able to provide me the title consist of 'chopstick' and after some descriptions, I knew what he meant. I felt rather amused because I never expect he will be interested in such dramas !
I search online and finally got the full name "Gilded Chopsticks". Rather curious, I watched the 1st episode with YX to see what is so attractive about this dramas. So, I was wrong. It was not about fighting here and there with a sword. Hahaha......it focused on FOOD ! Fine delicacies for the emperor to feast on.
Then, the salted fish bun featured in the dramas caught my attention. I really wonder if there is really such a dish famous in this world ? I really wish to taste it because I love salted fish. I love salted fish to be eaten with plain porridge, salted fish stir fried with bean sprouts and salted fish fried rice !
On top of that, in the 1st episode, the chef who prepared the salted fish bun described the bun to be CRISPY on the outside, SOFT and JUICY in the inside. It really sounded so delicious ! There is also one part where one of the emperor's son (not known to the chef) wanted to buy the salted fish bun but was denied because the bun is best to be eaten in the shop itself. As for take away, the journey shouldn't be more than an hour to preserve it's freshness. Anyway, you may watch the drama yourself to see what happened next.