Paotsin Shark’s Fin Dumpling and Hainanese Rice

It was already 9:30PM when I and the Jovial Wanderer got hungry during our meeting at Figaro in Robinsons Cybergate 3. We were eyeing this canteen beside the cafe that had many different food stalls.

We went out of Figaro and entered the door that says “Do not touch please.” and we were inside the canteen. After a very quick debate on which stall to choose from we decided to order at Paotsin.

Steamed Shark's Fin Dumpling with Hainanese Rice at Paotsin
Steamed Shark’s Fin Dumpling with Hainanese Rice

I remember this from my previous office as they were the ones that introduced me to the food stall. And all I could remember are good memories that’s the reason why I ordered there.

Jovial Wanderer ordered Steamed Shark Fin Dumpling with Hainanese Rice (45 Pesos) while I ordered the Fried Shark Fin Dumpling with Hainanese Rice (45 Pesos). Ordered an additional 22oz Buko Pandan Juice (22 Pesos) for the added dynamic flavor of our late dinner.

The crew started preparing our meal while we waited. After about a minute they served our meal on purple styrofoam containers. One portion of the container had Hainanese Rice and on top the Shark Fin Dumpling while the other side was poured with soy sauce, which made walking to our table a bit difficult to avoid the spilling of the soy sauce.

Fried Shark's Fin Dumpling with Hainanese Rice (45 Pesos) at Paotsin
Fried Shark’s Fin Dumpling with Hainanese Rice (45 Pesos)

When I started eating, I had a hard time breaking my Fried Shark Fin Dumpling with the plastic spoon and spork that they gave me. I still managed to eat it bit by bit by biting on the whole Fried Shark Fin Dumpling after I dip it in the soy sauce.

It was not as good as I previously remembered. I kept on thinking what was lacking and it hit me, I forgot to ask for a chili sauce! Since there was only one dumpling left in front of me, I didn’t bother going back to the stall to ask for a chili sauce.

Therefore, my meal was just okay for that night. Lesson learned: Order the steamed one and do not forget the chili sauce.

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