The legendary Tai Cheong Bakery's egg tarts rose to fame when the last British governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, gave them his nod of approval, and durians aren't just frowned upon, but banned in many public places in Southeast Asia. Who knew? Well, those who came along to Foodie's quiz nights held at Sohofama and NOM did - after a competitive few rounds of questions that truly put their gastronomic knowledge to the test, that is.
The quiz night was held in conjunction with Deliveroo, the food delivery service that promises a meal at your door within thirty minutes of ordering. With over 250 partner restaurants to choose from (and more being added every week), there's a selection with everything from dim sum to burgers.
The quiz night questions saw foodies racking their brains in search of answers for questions about local flavour, international cuisines and food that's just plain weird. Foodies were rewarded for their hard work with some signature dishes from each restaurant and the first night saw us chowing down on Sohofama's salt and pepper squid, Shanghai pan fried pork buns, spring rolls and cold noodle salad.
Their pork buns were the perfect cheeky snack with a fluffy bun encasing a juicy pork filling and an addictive crispy pan-fried bottom, which was a beautiful balance of soft, juicy and crispy in every bite. Their 24 hour drunken eggs were rice wine infused, octopus peppered with Sichuan spices and spring rolls stuffed with chunky crab meat. It was good Chinese food without a speck of MSG in sight and certainly something we'd be back for.
Sohofama's pork buns were the perfect cheeky snack with a fluffy bun encasing a juicy pork filling and an addictive crispy pan-fried bottom
Sohofama's Sichuan style octopus
Over to NOM the following week and their selection of signature dishes included their deep fried crab balls, chicken sliders, ox tongue with pumpkin purée and a variety of pizza. The ox tongue was melt-in-the-mouth-and-grab-another good and the ragu meatballs served on chunky paccheri pasta and ricotta cheese. The ultimate comfort food to get our foodies through a tough quiz.
Melt-in-the-mouth-and-grab-another good ox tongue from NOM
NOM's ragu meatballs served on chunky paccheri pasta and ricotta cheese
Final scores were well within margin of each other, with the winning team receiving $800 of free Deliveroo credit each. While others looked on in envy, everyone walked away from a night of good conversation and a wealth of foodie knowledge that's bound to impress.
Deliveroo lets you order food from the best loved restaurants around you to your door - in an average of 32 minutes.