Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cantonese Food in Brighton

Let’s have some deeelicious Cantonese food! Joyful Garden, located at 1234 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA 02135, is one of my favorite Cantonese/Hong Kong restaurants. Not only its food, but also its setting is very Cantonese. And I have to say that it is more spacious and cleaner than the restaurants in Chinatown.

We had jellyfish salad for appetizer. It is a refreshing cold dish with jellyfish, carrot and radish.
Jellyfish Salad
One of their Chef’s specialties is Hainan Chicken, which is a local specialty from the island of Hainan in China. Hainan was part of Canton before it became a province itself, so Hainan Chicken is still largely considered as a Cantonese cuisine. I looove the poached chicken served with fresh ginger and green onion sauce!
Hainan Chicken

We also had fried silvery fish with spliced salt and pepper. It is crispy and fried to perfection. Definitely recommend it if you are a fan of fried dish!
Fried Silvery Fish with Spliced Salt and Pepper

Any traditional Cantonese meal at least has one vegetable dish. We had sautéed bean seedlings with garlic. As I mentioned in the last blog post, we Cantonese like vegetables to be cooked as fast as possible, because in this way we could have better natural nutrition and flavor from the dish.
Sautéed Bean Seedlings with Garlic

As for fried-rice-lover, I strongly recommend their salted fish with chicken fried rice, which is a popular fried rice back in Canton and Hong Kong. Savory salted fish + tender chicken + fragrant jasmine rice = addictive yummy!
Salted Fish with Chicken Fried Rice


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