Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chicken Noodle - Tea Time Special

In Hong Kong, if you want to eat at low price at reasonably nice restaurants, you can play around with timing. Today I have a late lunch (local restaurants call it tea time after 2pm) and enjoyed a very low price lunch - I believe half price as that of peak hour. Our six course dim sum lunch costed only HK$40 (US$5.1) for each of us, all inclusive.

Chicken Noodle - HK$9.8 油鷄米線
(only available after 2pm)
Amazingly low price !
Duo Rice Roll - HK$8.8 炸兩
Typical Hong Kong breakfast dish,
usually served with plain congee.
But it is also available as dim sum in many restaurants.
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Chicken Noodle


Spike said...

I'm so glad I finally found your blog. I've been looking for someone who writes about local Chinese food in English for a long time. I've got a few favorite hole in the wall type places and I'm sure there are dozens of others but they're hard to find for us gweilo.

I'd like to make two requests if you don't mind. First it would be really helpful if you could put some kind of romanization of the Chinese names of dishes. Also, on posts like this, could you put the name/address of the restaurant?

Anna said...

This restaurant is called Chiu Chow Dynasty, 2/F Right Emperor Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Tel: 852-2832 6628. You would need to walk a few minutes from Wanchai MTR station. What is romanization of Chinese names, please?

Spike said...

Pinyin? Spelling out the Cantonese name using the western alphabet? For example, you have "duo rice roll" and then the Chinese characters, but since I can't read too much Chinese, I have no idea how to order that if I go in a place where they don't speak much English. Thanks!

Anna said...

Hi Spike
You've given me a great hint of how to develop this blog. At first I was thinking readers can print the pictures and Chinese characters and this will help ordering food in Hong Kong. But your suggestion is great. I'll work towards that direction and may be learn Chinese through reading a food blog could be an interesting idea.