Greetings people! I usually start off Hong Kong posts with street snacks and café favourites, but let’s try something different this time! My mom was already here a week before me and my uncle brought her to Oyster C for dinner. It was so good for her that she brought me there for an encore!
Located at Tin Hau of Hong Kong island, they open only from 6pm onwards but until 2am, a place to go if you have pasta craving for supper! With free-for-all scribbling on walls, the restaurant was informal, small and cosy with a maximum capacity of about 30. Service was fantastic and personal with a fixed staff attending to you throughout the meal.
Crabmeat and Black Truffle Spread with Garlic Bread, Mussels In White Wine
Highly recommended by my mom, this was one of the best spread I had in a while! Thick, rich and creamy, there were generous chunks of crabmeat with bits of mushrooms. Bread was also freshly toasted, with crunchy crust and soft middle. We had seconds of the bread to go with the fantastic spread!
Cooked in white wine sauce and bacon strips, the fresh mussels wasn’t particularly outstanding but good to be shared as a starter.
Chargrilled Sirloin with Assorted Vegetables
While it was not as well-marbled as other cuts, its tender and juicy quality was definitely better than what I would have expected from sirloin. Vegetables were well done with selections of brinjal, capsicum and Japanese sweet potato.
Angel Hair with Foie Gras and Tiger Prawn, Squid Ink Spaghetti
Calories warning! The al dente angel hair was flavourfully tossed in garlic and olive oil, with both sinful goose liver and crunchy tiger prawn being personal favourites. Just couldn’t get enough of it!
I had high hopes of the second one after a string of not-that-satisfying encounters in Singapore. Alas, while the ink was pleasantly distinct without a raw aftertaste, too much of it soaked the pasta and felt overwhelmed after mouthfuls. The pasta was also a tad overcooked and suspected to be brought off the shelf.
Molten Chocolate Cake, Italian Coffee Ice Cream
Classic hot lava cake paired with vanilla ice cream, it was tastefully balanced with light whipped cream and fruits. The other one would be really good for coffee lovers with its strong flavour and chunks of liquor-laced sponge hidden within.
Bill for 4 was about HKD1400 after taxes with a bottle of house white and 3 soups (Cream of Mushroom, Minestrone and a unexpectedly good Tom Yum). The price was expected for a good restaurant dinner in Hong Kong and I enjoyed the experience overall. Drop me a mail if you wish to know its contact number and exact location!
Update: here's the contact for Oyster C, do give them a call for reservations to avoid disappointments!
Oyster C 98-104 Hing Fat Street Tin Hau Tel: 2834 7748