And for the finale, a little magic show, so to speak, with these magic berries, (no, they're not the magic beans from Jack's beanstalk), that on it's own, do not taste like anything evocative, but they have the ability to alter your tastebuds, so that bitter and sour tastes sweet. Believe it not? Well, I was a skeptic, but am now a believer. Chef Frankie plants these himself, in his garden, and it's really quite bizarre, that just ONE of these berries will render your tongue tricked for an hour or so.
HERE in CCFoodtravel's well wikipediaed research post), the sourest of citrus, starting with green limes, yellow lemons, grapefruit and tart strawberries. Incredibly they were sweet!!!! Mind you, I love sour, so I wouldn't have flinched, but it was really a strange sensation, to bite into a slice of lime and not having to wince a little.
Not advisable to take these if you are drinking expensive plonk, for it definitely distorts your palate. I must get a hold of a few of these berries, such a cool party trick.
Well, as that entire complex will be torn down in the near future, Gu Yue Tien's days are numbered in that location, so fans of Frankie Woo should hurry on while he keeps firing up his wok there.
Gu Yue Tien
Lot 5A, Chulan Square
Jalan Raja Chulan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2148 0808