Of Daarsaan and Dimsum
Have you heard of Daarsaan? Well I had not until I walked into the cosy interiors of Mainland China. The quirky accessories with porcelain jars placed in numerous rows was quite inviting. It is told the Chinese would store country liquor in such porcelain jars. Two huge Chinese Men stood at the doorstep to greet the guests. I was there to experience a Chinese culinary trail one afternoon.
We started of with some Chicken soup followed by the Vegetarian and Chicken Momos. I found the Chicken momos better off in comparison to the veg ones.
It was my first experience of having Chinese food with chopsticks. The staff obliged a short course to train me on the use of chopsticks 🙂
Vegetarian Dimsums and some crunchy potatoes followed by the main course of Chicken Rice with meat ball curry was quite interesting. When I moved ahead for some sweet dishes I saw an array of inviting Bread and Butter Pudding, Pastries, Ice creams and something that I had never heard of before Daarsaan.
When I checked with the chef he said Daarsaan are fried flat noodles coated with honey and sesame seeds. They had the perfect crunchiness and taste to be had with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. Boy they melted and slid through my mouth as silk as honey.
If you stumble on to this dessert any time do not skip it and go for this beautiful gastronomic experience.
As for me I finished it off neatly and went for my second serving 🙂