Monday, February 09, 2009
I have been back for barely 3 days and I’m missing the evertempting foodfare already. Gaining 2 kilos over 3 weeks was bad but worth the every pound! Hong Kong isn’t as celebrated as Taiwan when it comes to street snacks, but still has its fair share of curry fishballs, deep fried pork intestine and braised meat. Some were not exactly hygienic, but I guess it wouldn’t be called street snack if its squeaky clean.
Porridge with Century Egg and Lean Meat, Fried Dough Stick (~HKD30, SGD6.00)
Nothing beats a piping hot bowl of congee on a cold morning! The porridge base was cooked beforehand and reboiled with your choice of toppings upon order. Smooth and silky, together with a freshly made 油条, the generous amount was good enough to be shared by two. A great way to kickstart the day!
Minced Wagyu Beef Patty with Delhi Rice (~HKD120, SGD24.00)
People here are very into Wagyu beef in recent years and had been actively using it in many dishes, both traditional and fusion. I had this one in a certain clubhouse that was promoting Australian Wagyu. The presentation was particularly good with its choice of colours and style. Taste-wise, it was rather unique with the combination of western grill and Indian spices. The finely chopped beef was juicy and goes well with long rice and gravy. Nice!
Mixed Grill Set (~HKD40, SGD8.00)
Another production of hongkong-styled fast food. Crispy fish, jumbo sausage and grilled chicken chop on a hotplate, sizzling as I pour in the black pepper sauce. Served with corn, fries and a hearty Borsch soup, give me this anytime over Cartel pork ribs!
Salt Baked Chicken, 梅菜扣肉
Another must-visit oldie restaurant that I return year after year. The place is well-known for its chicken and stewed pork. The glimmer on the chicken skin foretells you of well-marinated and tender meat, dipped in a homemade ginger sauce. The melt-in-your-mouth pork had already been deep fried once to force out the fats, so it was not as oily and sinful as you thought so, while the preserved vegetables below absorbed the appetising dark sauce. I can down bowls of rice with these two dishes alone!
Curry Beef Brisket and Tendon Rice (~HKD22, SGD4.40)
Even the 7-11 here provides excellent choices for supper! The Maxim group has a wide range of frozen microwave food that is quick-to-prepare and dummy-proof. The rice was surprisingly fluffy and of the right texture, while the few pieces of brisket and tendon were able to remain tender after reheating, accompanied by Japanese-like curry and potato. With a packet of Vita lemon tea, satisfy your tummy at 2am!
Damn, I want to make a trip back in December already! Anybody keen to form a mini tour group with me?
Labels: Overseas - Hong Kong