Panyu Eel Rice 番禺黄鳝饭( 15th February 2013 )
The eel rice at Panyu was one of the highlights of this package tour. Thus, we all waited in anticipation of this much-talked-about eel rice. It was served in a large clay pot with tiny pieces of eel. Yip, the tour guide told us that one is supposed to eat the crust at the bottom which is reputed to be the best ! So to ensure that everyone of us got to taste the crust, we dug up the crust and mixed it up evenly to ensure the even distribution for all.
Well, the eel rice was not the first dish served to us. We had to settle for white rice and other dishes while we waited.
Soup of eel bones boiled with wild vegetables is believed to be able to regulate the temperature of the human body.
Soup of clams and radish
The much awaited eel rice.
The flavour was good but we could hardly see the eel pieces which were so tiny.
As for the crust, there were mixed reactions. Some liked the crusty bite to the rice while others preferred the softer rice without the crust
Stewed pig intestines
Pumpkin and assorted vegetables
Mixed vegetables on a bed of rice crust - unique and quite nice
Eggplant or brinjal which appeared on our table at almost every meal !
I suppose it is because it is in season
Eggs fried with bitter gourd
Plain leafy greens