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A side track to Guangzhou for a day. A little walk and a lot more food… ^_^
Food street Restaurant at China Hotel, a Marriott Hotel （中國大酒店食街）
Tengzai Porridge （荔湾艇仔粥）
I thought this porridge would be dull and plain but it consists of a lot of ingredients such as fish maw, sotong, fish slices, peanuts, eggs, pork meat and a weird piece of things (below) that is also nice to eat. A big bowl of porridge for RMB35.
This weird thing tastes like some underwater sea sponge. It has many small dots on it but it’s crispy and bland in nicely with the porridge.
Prawn wanton noodles （鲜虾云吞面）
This is a very big bowl of wanton noodles. The wanton is also rather big with quite nice.
Roasted porks （烧肉，乳猪，叉烧）
The siew yuk skin and yu ju skin are crispy and it’s delicious. The char siew is not the charcoal-roasted type but it has a slight burned smell that I like.
Steamed minced pork （顺德蒸肉饼）
This is a very different steamed minced pork that I have ever eaten. The pork is not very minced. It will be nice to eat with white rice or porridge. Otherwise, it will be too salty to be eaten on its own.
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Stir-fried vegetables in wooden basin （木盆炒粗斋）
The glass noodle is very nice with the vegetables. If the dish would have more glass noodle, only this dish would be enough for my dinner.
Roasted pigeon （红烧乳鸽皇）
This pigeon is less salty and the meat is not dry. I love this dish more than roasted goose. I would have more if I’m not so full.
Char siew is sweet and tart is salty and soft. A mixed is saltily sweet tart. Nice!
My first trip of 2012 – Hong Kong. I have been here many times and each time is about food rather than visiting places. Here comes the year’s first food journey. ^_^
(Locatable at the cross-junction of Bute Street and Tung Choi Street)
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The meal started with an old looking tea pot. When was the last time you have seen such a tea pot? There is no choice of what type of tea you want. I think it’s just a common Pu er tea. Other than drinking the tea, we use it to wash our cutleries.
Stir-fried choy sum with garlic (菜心蒜茸)
Yes, the presentation is horrible but it tastes good. The branch is crunchy with a little bit overcooked. I think it can be much more crunchy.
Fried pork ribs in sweet and sour sauce (生炒排骨）
If you expected the thick sweet and sour sauce, you won’t get it from this dish but the overall is nice.
Eggplants and minced pork in spicy sauce stew in pot (魚香茄子煲）
My favourite dish from this stall for the night. You can just eat the eggplants, minced pork with sauce on rice. They give you big fat eggplants and it’s not overcooked. The minced pork is also cooked with dried salted fish and dried shrimps (maybe). Love it! 🙂
Stir-fried clams in black bean and chili sauce (豉椒炒蜆）
This dish would taste better if it’s less salty but the taste is nice.
Sam Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose (深井陳記燒鵝）
One of the oldest and famous roasted goose shop from Sam Tseng.
G/F, 427-427A Reclamation Street, Mongkok.
(near to Langham Place)
They have many other branches.
I personally don’t know how to appreciate how a good goose should taste like. As long as the goose dance on my tongue, it’s good. We didn’t know how to order as we didn’t have the menu. So we let the waitress auntie to order for us which didn’t know what they actually were until they came.
We were hungry that I forgot to take a photo of the roasted goose before we splited it. The goose is nice with a fragrant skin and nice chewy taste of the meat.
|The roast goose was added on the plate ourselves|
|The roasted goose is the 2 pieces on the below right|
Chicken rice (油雞飯）
The chicken is nice. I don’t know what the small slices meat is called. It’s a little cold but it’s nice to eat.
Roasted pork rice (叉腩飯）
Roasted honey char siew and pork belly. The char siew is not the Malaysia type (burned) and it’s a little hard. The pork belly is nicer.
The goose is still nice after a day if you plan to order takeaway.
Sen-ryo Japanese Restaurant (千両壽司）
This is just a random Japanese restaurant that we entered. Just want to try Hong Kong’s Japanese restaurant.
Shop B06B, Basement, The Sun Arcade,
28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
They have many other branches. Visit their website for more information at http://www.sen-ryo.com.hk/
We requested for ice cube and got ourselves an ice sphere. Interesting ~~~
Tuna and salmon belly sashimi
The salmon belly is fresh and nice but the tuna is not fresh enough. Yet, still edible taste.
Prime fatty tuna (top) and tuna (bottom)
Prime fatty tuna is the shop’s recommended sushi and it’s good. You would not want to eat the normal tuna after eating the prime fatty tuna. As for the normal tuna, it is weird that the tuna used on the sushi tasted better than the sashimi earlier. Nice!
Yung Kee Restaurant （鏞記）
This is one of the famous roast goose place known among tourists. It’s expensive but it’s still crowded. If you plan to go at peak hours, remember to make reservation.
32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Preserved eggs and pickled ginger （特製皮蛋酸薑）
This is 1 serving. This is one of the speciality of this restaurant. It’s the softness of the yolk that makes it special.
Stir-fried kai lan （芥藍菜）
Eating vegetables in Hong Kong usually focuses on whether the branch is crunchy and it’s another successful story.
Ma po toufu （麻婆豆腐）
It’s a little spicy and a little starchy. It’s a nice dish to eat with rice but I would think that there’s better cook out there for this dish.
Baked chicken in rock salt (正宗鹽焗雞）
This is quite a nice dish although it’s baked in rock salt but it’s not too salty. It can be eaten on it’s own but not many at time. They also sprinkle on a little cube chilis and onion as decorations.
Chicken marinated in dark soya sauce and barbecue pork（桶子油雞，密汁叉燒）
The soya chicken is nicer than the char siew. This is not a good char siew for my taste.
Roasted goose （金牌燒鵝）
OK, being famous for roasted goose is no joke. The skin is fragrant and the meat is just the right chew taste.
This shop is famous for the wanton noodle and desserts but we only have enough space for desserts.
2 Elgin Street, SOHO Central, Hong Kong
The famous ones and others…
The famous ones:
East 東 – Cold green bean （香草綠豆沙）
I don’t usually like green bean dessert but I love this one! It’s refreshing and fragrant!
South 南 – Rice ball with sugar coconut sesame （糖不甩）
Seriously good! The rice ball is cooked in ginger soup while coated with sugar, coconut and sesame as the name states it. I can have a plate on my own.
West 西 – Hot red bean （紅豆沙）
This red bean dessert has a very strong almond taste which I don’t like. If you love almond dessert, you may like this.
North 北 – Cold sago with coconut （椰汁西米露）
It’s coconut soup with sago. Just a normal sago dessert.
Hong Lin Restaurant （康年餐廳）
This is my favourite cha chan teng 茶餐廳 spot in Hong Kong so far.
143-145 Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward.
I love to come here for their pineapple bun with butter 菠蘿油. I think it’s better than Kam Wah Cafe because it has a very nice bread fragrant. The top crust is most crispy when it’s fresh out from the oven. If you want to takeaway, the bun’s fragrant remains but of course the top crust would no longer be crispy. If you love bread, you will love this.
We then continued with the breakfast set…
Tortigloni with botsch （蘿宋湯蘿絲粉）
served with sausage & fried egg with butter bun
The botsch soup is very appetising with alot of vegetables and tortigloni pasta. I became so full that I could not finish the butter bun. Whole set for HKD28.
Satay beef with instant noodles (沙爹牛肉公仔麵）served with ham & egg sandwich
The instant noodle is nice but the satay beef is just so-so. One good thing about the satay beef is the beef is not hard to chew. The sandwich is a healthy one.