Those are edible paintbrushes with meat bun filling. One of only 30 courses we were served at a lovely dinner at Mr. Yu’s Family Kitchen.
Don’t let the “Family Kitchen” bit fool you. This was high cuisine and whimsical gastronomy-Sichuan style.
I’d post more pictures and info now but we had a post-dinner downpour that left everyone soaked and craving a hot toddy and some bedtime. Right now, bedtime involves Dumm family members on the couch in this room so I’m going to sign off for now but I promise the full foodie and photo download tomorrow.
Ohhhh I love Sichuan food. I love 30 courses. I love fun rifts on old classics. I love a good meal with great company.
Tune into tomorrow for the full story in all its glutinous and gluttinous details.