Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dim Sum Lunch At Stanley

Lunch date: April 27, 2008
Occasion: Casual lunch

Number of People: 2
Cost: HK$172 (US$22), inclusive of 10% service charge

Restaurant name: The China House of Stanley Plaza
Restaurant address: Shop 101, Stanley Plaza Shopping Centre, Stanley, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-3197-0338
Anna's comment: Reasonable price and service. This might be the only dim sum restaurant in Stanley.

Jelly Fish & Pork Knuckle 海蜇豬手仔
Dan Dan Noodle 兰州拉面
Deep Fried Pork Dumpling 芋角
Deep Fried Dace Fish Ball 蜆蚧鯪魚球
Pan Fried Pork Dumpling 煎锅贴
Spring Roll 春卷
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese Dim Sum

Friday, April 25, 2008

My Combined Shanghai/Sichuan Dinner

Dinner date: April 25, 2008
Occasion: Casual dinner
Number of People: One
Cost: HK$105 (US$13.5), including 10% service charge
Restaurant name: Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao 翡翠拉面小笼包
Restaurant address: 3/F Tai Yau Arcade, 181 Johnston Road, Hong Kong (has other branches)Restaurant telephone: 852-2573-8844
Anna's comment: This restaurant serves a combined menu of Beijing, Shanghai and Sichuan food.

Shanghainese Beancurd Jelly Noodle Soup 油豆付粉絲湯
This is a signature Shanghainese dish.
Ingredients include soft beancurd, jelly noodle, sliced mushroom and pork,
dry shrimps and vegetables
Sichuan Fried Rice 四川炒飯
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Shanghai/ Sichuan

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Home-Made Vegetarian Pasta

Dinner date: April 22, 2008

How does my vegetarian pasta compared with five-star hotel's?

Anna's Home-made Pasta
Ingredients: (1-person portion)
Spiral Macaroni - 80 grams
Porcini - 20 grams
Marinated Sun Dried Tomato - 80 grams
Giant Dutch Mushroom - one
Total cost: HK$65 (US$8.3)

Macaroni with Porcini and Tomato
(HK$168+service fee)
Island Shangri-La, Pool Deck Restaurant

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Home Made Dishes

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Most Traditional Cantonese Dessert

Today at my dim sum lunch, I ordered a typical Cantonese dessert, which is one of the most traditional desserts in Hong Kong. I have this dessert since I was a little girl.

Deep Fried Crispy Sweetened Doughnuts 脆麻花

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Traditional Cantonese Dessert

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Simple Home Cooking - Pot Rice 煲仔飯

Dinner date: April 17, 2008

Nothing can be simpler than this - pot rice, salty fish with minced pork.

This is a classic Cantonese pot rice. When rice is semi cooked, place the minced pork with salty fish on top. After rice is cooked, covered for 10 minutes before dishing up. Add a few drops of soy sauce as you wish.

Meixiang 梅香咸魚 is the most ideal type of salty fish for this dish. You can buy salty fish and lean pork from the market. However I am a full time business lady, I have no time to do preparaton, so I buy the ready-made seasoned pack from supermarket. As my dinner lacks fibre, I therefore bought a bottle of watermelon juice to maintain a balance of diet.

Cantonese Pot Rice 咸魚肉餅飯
Cost: HK$15.5 (US$2)
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Watermelon juice: HK$5 (US$0.65)
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese Pot Rice

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My Healthy Home-Made Soup

Dinner date: April 12, 2008

Broccoli and mushroom are believed to be anti-cancer foods. Tonight I have cooked a very healthy soup with these two ingredients. Apart from healthy, it is easy, simple, quick and extremely economic.

Cost: broccoli (HK$2.5), mushroom (HK5) - Total HK$7.5 (US$1) for 2-person portions.

Heat a saucepan. Add extra virgin olive oil. Add in mushroom and broccoli. Stir fried, add 1/4 cup of water, cover and let it simmer for two minutes. Add salt before dishing up. Soup will be extracted from the essense of the vegetables. Extremely original flavour and yummy.

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Extremely Simple Cantonese Home Cooking

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Shaighai Dim Sum Lunch

Lunch date: April 6, 2008
Occasion: Casual lunch
Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$225 (US$28.8), inclusive of 10% service charge
Restaurant name: Shanghai Xiao Nan Guo
Restaurant address: 12/F Time Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2874-8899
Anna's comment: Today we have a free dish, as we pay by HSBC credit card. The dan dan noodle here has a different style from that of Tanyoto’s. The pan fried juicy bun is very delicious.

Vegetarian Rolls 素鵝
Beancurd with Millenium Egg 皮疍豆付 (免費)
Free Item
Sliced Chicken with Flat Jelly Noodle 鷄絲粉皮
Dan Dan Noodle 担担面
Pan Fried Juicy Bun 生煎包
Turnip Puff 蘿蔔絲酥餅 - no photo taken

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Shanghainese Dim Sum

Late Night Hot Pot Dinner

Dinner date: April 5, 2008
Number of People: Seven
Restaurant: Star Seafood Restaurant, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Total cost: HK$440 (US$56)
Anna's comments: Eating after 9pm is cheap, as most Hong Kong restaurants offer late night discount. Our hot pot dinner tonight is about 20% off normal rate. Late night dinner has several advantages other than paying lower price, restaurants are usually less crowed and noisy and you'll receive more intensive customer services.

Wating for water to boil
Starting to boil
Sliced beef, fish balls, beef balls and meat balls of all kind, vegetables....
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Hot Pot Dinner

Friday, April 4, 2008

Baked Eel Rice

Lunch date: April 4, 2008

Today I have a Cantonese dish at Tanyoto. Looks nice but doesn't look like its name: Baked Eel with Rice. I would rather name it Deep Fried Eel with Fried Rice. Taste is not bad, but could be better. HK$78 + 10% service fee (US$10)

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese