I was recently taken to Mr. Jiu‘s for my birthday dinner. Mr. Jiu’s is sort of an upscale Hong Kong take on modern Chinese cuisine. Located in Chinatown. It was a very good experience. Here is what we ate:
Brined Celtuce with Chinese almond and lemon verbena- this was very crunchy, flavorful and refreshing. A great starter.
Chicken feet terrine with lime chili Sorrel. Great texture and chicken flavor.
Local halibut with hot mustard and fiddlehead ferns shoots. This was maybe our favorite course of the evening. The halibut was very fresh and enhanced by the spicy mustard flavor.
See urchin Cheong fun. This was a very interesting dish. The creamy urgent contrasted with the texture of the noodles.
Early girl tomato hot and sour soup with Maine lobster nasturtium and lily bulb. I am a big fan of early girl tomatoes, hot and sour soup and lobster so it was a given that we will try this. This was probably our second favorite dish of the evening. It was excellent. Husband says it kept morphing between hot and sour and tomato soup. I just found it a very satisfying dish and wish I had a bigger bowl. My only complaint is that I was unable to perceive any lobster. Husband says he could taste it in the broth.
Shui-Jiao with scallops shrimp card and dill. Excellent seafood flavor enhanced by the dill.
Matsutaki fried rice - excellent. A blend of textures with deep umami flavors.
Caramelized pluot dessert. Black sesame soft meringue encased black sesame frangipane enhanced by pluot goodness. Excellent