Like most restaurant, there are some fish tanks inside the restaurant with lots of selections. My dad saw some soft shell turtles and decided they'd make a nice braised dish. I've seen soft shell turtles in restaurants before, so I wasn't surprised at all. However, when I saw a plastic container full of worms, I was a little taken aback. "Dad, is that for real?" "Sure," he replied. "They're not bad, wanna try?" I hesitated for a few seconds before nodding my head. I figure people eat ants and crickets... why not worm? Being Chinese myself, I have to represent well. I walked back to our table, still half dazed at what I had agreed to.
That night, we had 6 different dishes. Chicken, fish, parboiled worms, clay pot noodles, braised soft shell turtles, and a noodle roll-up (one stuffed with chopped veggies, the other peanut and coconut shreds). The only dish I had never tried before was the parboiled worms. I discovered that the worms do not have much of a taste... a little chewy - has a texture similar to squid. Not bad... but I don't think I will order that again.
(right) Braised soft shell turtle...
The quality of the meal is merely alright. Certainly there are much better restaurants in HK - even Shenzhen. However, kudos goes to the braised soft shell turtles. The meat was soft, but the shell chewy. It made a pleasant combination.
Our adventure in Shenzhen cost HK$428 for 5 people.