The Mitzo Premium Steamed Dim Sum Platter comes with two pieces each of Royal Shrimp Dumpling with Caviar, Shrimp and Pork Dumpling with Baby Abalone and Steamed Dumpling with Shrimp, Scallop and Sea Urchin. Startingwith the Shrimp and Pork Dumpling with Baby Abalone, it definitely has a wealth of textures, from the salty flying fish roe that pops in the mouth, to the piece of chewy abalone that tops the dumpling.
You would imagine the Royal Shrimp Dumpling with Caviar to be quite similar, but no. The caviar used here is actually a Japanese caviar, which doesn’t have the same salinity as the caviar most people are used to. The eggs don’t quite explode the same way either, with a seemingly thinner skin that almost melts in the mouth to reveal a creamy texture.
The Steamed Dumpling with Shrimp, Scallop and Sea Urchin is the most luxurious of the bunch. The taste of the shrimp is what comes through first, and then the sweetness of the scallop shows itself. When everything else has faded, that’s when the subtle flavours of the sea urchin come to the forefront. Unfortunately, that silky texture is somewhat lost amongst the rest of the elements. All in all though, it’s definitely worth a try.