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With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we say Kung Hei Fat Choi to you and yours! Turnip cake is a staple for many households during the course of CNY celebrations, and it’s a truly luxurious experience when it’s paired with some XO sauce. The Hong Kong invention and local favourite is named after XO cognac, as the sauce mainly consists of the finest dried seafoods, including scallops and shrimps. The spicy and savoury taste comes from frying the roughly-chopped seafood with chilli peppers, onions, and garlic.
The many types of XO sauce out there can get confusing – which ones are the best, and where do we get them? Well, look no further, for we have composed a top five list that are worth the trip and the calories! Translated by Ashlyn Chak
RECOMMENDED: If you’re looking for a place to host your big CNY dinner, take a look at our list of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong.