Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hong Kong Part 3 - Food glorious food

Warning! If you haven't eaten, do not continue with this post! 

Hong Kong is the land for shopping and eating, like their travel campaign - "mai dong xi (buy things), chi dong xi (eat things)", they definitely stay true to that slogan!

Jade Restaurant, better than any other yum cha places i've tried! Ever tried shark's fin or Foie Gras on siew mais? It's divine.. and i have photos to prove. 

Paper thin Chee cheong fan skin in 3 different stuffings. Very very yummy.

Jade Restaurant
4/F Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Peking Garden - A MUST go for all Peking Duck enthusiast. THE BEST, let me repeat, THE BEST! Peking duck i've ever eaten! Mouth-watering, tender and fragrant. One more duck please!

Not only the duck is good, they have awesome dishes as well. Such as this chicken thingy with some peanut paste + sesame oil combo sauce. And the banana fritters is divine! Comes to you hot and sticky, they dip it into ice cold water to "set" the melted sugar coating. Very yummy..

Peking Garden
3/F Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Shui
(Don't even think about going without a reservation)

I have never taste egg tarts until I bit into one of this during my last trip to Hong Kong. I fell in love instantly and swore that I will return for them. Crispy on the outside, soft inside, a little salty and a little sweet, the egg custard melts in an instant! I queued in the cold just to bring a dozen back. They've been crowned the best egg tarts by word of mouth, better than any other form of publicity!

Okay I do not have the actual address but here goes.
It's located below the mid level escalators to SOHO in Central, stop to walk down when you see Dymocks Bookstore on the right, walk into that same street until you see a queue of people (or just follow the smell). 

Easily one of the best roast goose ever tasted. Yung Kee Restaurant is half a century old with tons of history and dozens of awards. It has attracted tourists and locals alike, and we had to queue for a whole solid hour during lunch on a Friday afternoon. The best food in Hong Kong comes with a queue. Expect to pay approximately S$35/pax.

Yung Kee Restaurant
32-40 Wellington Street, Central 
(Take the D2 exit from Central MTR, turn right in the alley and turn left to Queen's Road West, walk towards Lan Kwai Fong)

Be prepared to queue, or you can make a reservation via their website

Tsui Wah Restaurant can be found almost everywhere, and their crispy buttered bun with condensed milk is simply amazing! 

Instead of going to Hui Lua San, we headed to Honeymoon Desserts instead. The mouth-watering Mango Sago Pomelo has the right texture without being too sweet. And the sesame paste is awesome too! Unfortunately, there was too much food to try in HK, we only had chance to go there once!

This is cute, it's hot corn soup in a can by Asahi. Only the Japs are capable of such things. According to tik, it's quite yummy and there wasn't any alcohol content (in case you're wondering -  Ok lame).


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  2. hello! I have found this blog and I am charmed with it! I like very much the post that you put ... and the food has such a rich looks .. mmm has entered hunger!! Jeje sorry my so bad English, Iam Spanish..
    Follow putting more things!!
    A kiss!!!!!

  3. Yumminess! And the menu is so beautiful!


  4. mmm, you're making me hungery.

    sadly the last time i was in Hong Kong i was going through a very picky phase food wise and missed out on some of these amazing delicacys.

  5. croketasoriana: thanks for the lovely comments.will try to blog more often

    cc: do visit those places if you ever go to hong kong!

    luna: those places ive listed are divine. they are recommendations from a hong konger friend.