My first Hong Kong friend that I made was with my housing agent. Believe it or not, as random as it is. She kindly brought my parents and I around to the best eats around the city 🙂
She brought us to a dim sum lunch at TaiKoo City. She mentioned to us she used to work there before, thus can navigate around very well around Tai Koo, and reccomend us to eat this super famous char siew place.
Taikoo City is like a very self-contained ‘Ang mo Kio’ .. just abit more high class and very self-sufficient. Its very huge in its mall .. but once you step out, its nicely embedded in the midst of many residential accommodations. Very nice and well facilitated. Accordingly, alot of young couples reside in that area as well 🙂
Everywhere in Hong Kong is super crowded, especially during the weekends – its impossible to get places unless you book .. So we managed to go to one of the restaurants she reccomended after waiting to enter for quite a while ..
I think overall, maybe because we got our table very late, so most of the dim sums were sold out .. we only had a few choices to choose from. This is a maybe for me … I might come back for the char siew and pigeon, but other than that .. I doubt it though .. hmss
西苑酒家 West Villa Restaurant
Shop No.208, 2/F, Cityplaza II, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo
tel: 2885 4478
I brought my parents to eat this 1 Mich star acclaimed noodle restaurant 🙂 I loved the egg noodles and I thought the za jian noodles was pretty decent. Well its one of the first one I have eaten and tried when I am in Hong Kong.
I am amazed that Hong Kongers are really quite in genius when it comes to cooking. Amazing the type of dishes that they can come up with.
Pomelo Skin in special sauce
I thought this was not bad as a starter dish .. totally sour and cleanse the palate. Maybe its a cultural thing, but I am not used to the way that the pomelo is being cooked and just not to this dish. Nonetheless, I think its still pretty .. interesting to try ..
Kailan in Superior Soup
I love the Hong Kong vegetables, especially the Kai Lan. This is my utmost favourite vegetable – I eat it all the time in Hong Kong. The vegetables are very fresh and the way that they cook it is really unique and makes the veg so yummilicious.
Deep Fried fish skin
This is another skillful dish to me. When they cut if off and poured it from the packet, I was thinking HUH? I paid for pre packed fish skin?? BUT When you dip the fish skin into the soup, the skin is still crispy and it crackles very happily. Yes CRACKLES! awesome
The infamous Thin thread pork zha jiang noodles hk style
This is one of the most awesome find for non-wanton-prawn lovers like me. The portioning is slightly small, but I think its just nice. Balance of the noodles and toppings just right.
Its a hit for me. definite return 🙂
Wing Wah Noodle Shop 永華麵家
Address: 89 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 5 am (Mon-Sat), 12pm to 1 am (Sun)
Tel/電話 : (852) 2527 7476