So David said,
Two other local chefs also came along today, Ryan Pera from Revial Market (R) and David Cordu from Americas (L). Their bios can also be found on the Houston Culinary Tours website.
I make a mean pork dumpling, if I do say so myself, but I have to cheat and use store-bought wrappers. The wrappers here were obviously made in-house, which I have never attempted, and probably never will...it takes a whole day to make them. I was able to get a few leftover dumplings and a couple of the soup buns to go...awesome!
Next stop...Sinh Sinh Restaurant.
The next stop was a Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon Pagolac (forgot to take a pic outside this time, sorry). But I did take a picture of the tables they had ready for us...really pretty!
We had Betel Leaf Wrapped Beef, Sugar Can Shrimp, Vietnamese Crepes, Lemongrass Beef and Salted Plum Soda.
After our third stop, Chef Shephard decided to stop at Hong Kong Food Market before we hit our last restaurant. He though it would still be packed with the lunch crowd, and they would be more able to accomodate our group if we gave them a little more time. So we walked through the market, admiring all the produce, meat, seafood, etc. I was tempted to buy a rice cooker (but didn't), but loved the smells coming from the bakery section. There is a Hong Kong Food Market in my area, which I blogged about back in May, so check it out if you want to know more.
Last stop, Hong Kong Dim Sum.