One for the road. …..
Since I am free now, I am going around eating what I will not be able to get in Singapore .. right? hahahaa ok my stomach agrees with me ..
so anyways, went to Central and I just had to try this place after all the hype .. why not?
Gao gei 🙂
Curry Beef Brisket Noodles!
I ordered the thicker noodles, the “e-min” (might have spelt it wrongly) .. But it resembled mee pok in Singapore.. well kinda one of the closest I could get and it went really really well 🙂
I will super miss this!!!! Super love it I will miss this super much! But I do hear that the queue get quite long .. I was quite lucky to be able to go at odd in between hours .. so .. and maybe because I was alone, so it was easier to get a place to sit 🙂
one of my favourite beef brisket noodles … 🙂 ahhaaha .. Why didn’t I go to this place earlier .. mannn -_-
Kau Kee Restaurant 九記牛腩 Address: G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central 地址 : 中環歌賦街21號地下 Open on Mon- Sat 1230pm – 1030pm Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
I realised that my neighbourhood is quite the students hang out. I live near schools .. 2 schools in fact! and there are always students hanging out at this joint.
I also saw alot of celebrities pictures displayed on the window of this shop! so i decided to give it a shot!
I bought their speciality : Roasted Pork Neck Cheese Noodles!
Charred Pork Neck with cheese on maggi noodles
Awesomeness comfort food to the max 🙂
although did get gelat after awhile..
New Century Plaza,
151-163 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai
This place was introduced to me by my taiwanese boss, who brought me there, together with another colleague to get to know another friend’s friend that worked in Goldman Sachs. That dinner was quite .. formal, so it wasnt convenient for me to keep taking pictures of what i ate.
Thankfully my brother, who came to Hong Kong on exchange managed to find a place at Sheung Wan, and , co incidentally, he stayed so near this place!! literally parallel to this place! I super love it! but sadly between the 2 of us, what we can order is quite limited..
Ko lo yoke (Sweet and Sour Pork)
Pork Bone Soup
Lup Cheong Chicken Claypot rice
If only there were more of us .. but the clay pot rice is a real classic! I loveed the sauce that comes with it!
The soup was just awesome! its pepper based and the stomach inside was washed quite thoroughly! – doesn’t have the smell.. The soup base is just awesome!
The sweet and sour pork was still crispy even when drizzled with sauce!!!
Super must come back to this place no matter what!!
and on the way home, guess which tvb celebrity i saw!!
He looks so much slimmer real life 🙂
坤記煲仔小菜 243-245 Des Voeux Road West,
Sheung Wan 西環德輔道西243-245號
I was supposed to meet my ‘hk dad’ for dinner.
I stupidly took a tram BUT forgot to bring my wallet ..
the tram driver was kind enough to let me off..
I took to the last stop and called my brother to rescue me (fortunately hes around to help me)
and thankfully so he joined us for dinner as well (although he was grumbling he had alot of work to clear and blamed me thoroughly)
Stir fried Squid with beansprouts
Fish Cake with mini surprise inside
Its two shops located opposite each other .. kinda yakitori style stuff as well but very yummy!
Something different from the normal
I didn’t manage to capture the bulk of what we also ordered – it got eaten up too fast too furious
But i will return here for the mini surprise fish cake thingy! and the Foie Gras!
My brother is in Hong Kong for exchange!! Good thing hes around! can always trust him for good food hunts :p
so hes putting up in my place until he manages to find a place to live in …
he found this curry pork chop rice that is super duper yummilicious!! we have been eating everyday for lunch! especially when we are all lazy to cook or even to have to push each other to go and ta bao for the other (ok it always ends up to be me)
I think its amazing how the portions in Hong Kong is always so BIG! and yet the people here are like either super skinny or super duper skinny.Look at this pork chop! its can cover the whole rice portion!!!
the curry sauce is a little too oily for me BUT , when you just combine it together.. you just can’t stop eating it! like really can’t stop putting it in your mouth! and amazingly!! WE FINISHED IT ALL!!!!
to take away is cheaper, but this is a definite hit. I could eat this almost everyday!!!
Sun King Yuen Curry Restaurant 新景園咖喱小廚 20 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai 灣仔春園街20號
So we are back to try, as previously mentioned, my colleague is on his quest to eat this all you can eat steamboat!
I am quite excited as this will be my first hong kong style of steam boat!
The practice here is that, you kind of make your own dipping sauce for the steam boat! such a huge array to choose from!!
Interesting base! I never knew century eggs could be used as soup bases!
Taiwan Meat ball
Indeed the Taiwanese style of meat ball is so different from the Singapore one. Its not only bigger, bouncier, less meatier taste, but it does absorb the soup base quite well!
I decided to be adventurous and tried this that they sweared by that is the best steamboat dish ever! But i am sorry it still has that intestine taste.. i didn’t really like it .. but ok at least i tried!
One pleasant surprise that went well with the steamboat, was Ostrich meat! It was surprisingly yummy and tender! it tasted like a mix between beef and chicken!
this has been a wonderful encounter with hong kong style steamboat!
I do look forward to it!
Tak Hing Restaurant 德興酒家 1/F, 9-13 O’Brien Road,, Wan Chai 灣仔柯布連道130-146號建利大廈1樓
I was kindly invited by my colleague, to join him and his visiting girlfriend from taiwan, to try out the one michi star cheap dim sum. I felt honoured that they would even invite me on a weekend! so we all went down to try it!
Tim Hao wan
So of course, since they have been here before, I left the ordering to them .. and i think we almost ended up ordering everything off the menu
and of course my colleague mentioned, that the most important order from here is :
Baked char siew pau
This was one of the highlights for me from this place. I also liked the glutinous rice. I might come back if i am craving for this. We special char siew pau. We went at an earlier seating – like around 6 pm, so we managed to find a seat quite quickly! when we left, we saw the long queues of people waiting to enter the restaurant!
Tim Ho Wan Flat 8, Ground Floor, Phase 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion, 2-20 Kwong Wa St, 廣華街2-20號翠園大樓2期地下8號舖, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
I wont say this is my first hong kong style of zhi char that I have eaten, but I would say this is one of the best I had. 🙂 I think its very interesting, the variety of food that they can come up with and its pretty different from Singapore style of Zhi Char.
From what I noticed, most of their ‘zi char’ stalls are located above the food market, like wet market market. Amazingly as well, they are also well air-conditioned, so you don’t feel the heat while you are eating.
Lastly, this particular zhi char, you have to call in, reserve and get a queue number!!! This is how popular and famous this 🙂 exciting! can’t believe it 🙂
Soup of the day: Tomato and fish soup
special: literal name is god meat with orange peel
kailan with toufu
black squid ink pasta with squid
potato leaves in fermented beancurd
Fried pissing prawn in bi feng tang style
I really liked all the food! it was a super hit for me! and something different from the normal.
The tomato soup was so huge, I wished I had enough stomach to finish it up. There was no fishy taste in the soup, nor was it very sour.. I totally enjoyed it very much.. one of my favourite dishes of the night
I also enjoyed the “dog” – ok dont be alarmed people.. its actually in old orange peel. Super 🙂 and the squid ink pasta. I loveed it that it was something different , like cooked an asian way but I loved it all the same 🙂
This is super I will totally come back here 😀
2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point