Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Seafood Farewell Dinner - 鯉躍龍門宴

Dinner date: January 28, 2008
Occasion: Farewell Dinner for my nephew who’s going to continue his studies in the Netherlands

Number of People: Seven
Cost: HK$2,100 (US$269), no service charge

Restaurant name: Mui Kee Restaurant
Restaurant address: Li Yue Mun, Kowloon East
Anna's comment: Tonight, the oysters, flat prawns and the garoupa are exceptionally good. We are all very happy.
Price is far lower than eating in the city, and seafood are fresh and very yummy.

Steamed Fresh Prawns 白灼生蝦
Deep Fried Osyters 酥炸生蠔
Flat Prawns with Garlic & Pepper 椒鹽賴尿蝦
Baby Abalone 鮑魚仔
Stir Fried Crabs with Ginger & Spring Onion 薑蔥炒蟹
Steamed Scallop with Garlic & Jelly Noodle 蒸扇貝 Steamed Garoupa 蒸海石班
No photo taken: soup, vegetable & pumkin dessert
Ben (middle) is departing on Wed (Jan 30, 2008)
Picking live seafood is fun

Hong Kong Food Blog - Seafood Dinner

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hunan Cuisine Lunch

Lunch date: January 27, 2008
Occasion: Casual lunch

Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$340 (US$43.5), inclusive of 10% service charge

Restaurant name: Hunan Garden
Restaurant address: 13/F Time Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852- 2506-9288
Anna's comment: The only Hunan cuisine restaurant in Hong Kong. Its main shop is at Exchange Square in Central. Some of the dishes are similar to Beijing and Shanghai. Somewhat a high-end restaurant, price-wise.

Hunan Fried Chicken in Chilli Sauce 左宗棠鷄
Signature Hunan dish. Extremely hot and spicy.
Spicy gravy can be served separately upon request.
Fish Fillets with Fried Minced Bean 洞庭豆酥魚
Terribly lousy presentation, if you compare with the photo on the menu.
Why does two cubes of fish need such a big dish?

Pan Fried Cake with Spring Onion 彭姐家常煎餅

Tam's Noodles with Shredded Pork &
Assorted Vegetables in Spicy Soup

This looks completely different from the photo on the menu

Walnut Cream with Glutinous Rice Dumplings
Lousy presentation, only luke warm.
Again, why is a big bowl needed for small content?

Rice Cakes with Minced Sesame and Peanut
金陵驢打滾 (Rolling Donkey) Hong Kong Food Blog - Hunan Cuisine

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pan Fried Prawns & Beef Noodle

New Dynasty Scenic Restaurant
January 26, 2008

Pan Fried Prawns with Soy Sauce 煎蝦碌
HK$28 (US$3.6) + 10% service fee
Fried Flat Noodle with Beef and Satay Sauce 沙茶牛河
HK$68 (US$8.7) - 50% weekend discount + 10% service fee
Hong Kong Food Blog - Cantonese Food

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A Classic Dim Sum Lunch

Lunch date: January 20, 2008
Occasion: Anna’s weekend family gathering
Number of People: Six
Cost: HK$275 (US$35.2), inclusive of 10% service charge
Restaurant name: King Palace Chinese Restaurant
Restaurant address: 7/F Hopewell Centre, 181 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2155-0868
Anna's comment: This is an authentic Cantonese restaurant which serves dim sum for breakfast and lunch. Live seafood is available at dinner time. I like this place as it is nearby my house and with reasonable price and service. Today I find the food quality is above average, perhaps a new chef has been hired.

Hong Kong Dim Sum Twin Star
Shrimp Dumpling 蝦餃
Hong Kong Dim Sum Twin Star
Pork Dumpling 燒賣

More people, more fun, the whole table is full of dim sum.
Deep Fried Glutinous Pork Dumpling 咸水角
Deep Fried Seafood Salad Roll 沙律海鮮卷
Pan Fried Rice Roll with Soy Sauce 鼓油王煎腸粉Preserved Chicken Wing with Jelly Noodle 卤水鷄翼拼海蜇

A dim sum lunch is usually wrapped up with

fried rice or noodle and desserts

Fried Rice with Sliced Chicken 生炒鷄絲飯

Fried Rice Noodle with Ham 炒米粉

Cantonese Sweet Pancake 甜薄撑

Hong Kong Food Blog - Cantonese dim sum

Friday, January 18, 2008

My Sister's Cantonese Birthday Dinner

Dinner date: January 18, 2008
Occasion: My Sister’s Belated Birthday Dinner

Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$390 (US$50), inclusive of 10% service charge

Restaurant name: Sportful Garden Restaurant
Restaurant address: 8 Fleming Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2258-7688
Anna's comment: Authentic Cantonese cuisine. On a regular day, we can easily get a table at this restaurant without booking, with above average service. Seafood is famous here.

Starter Platter 五色拼盤
Stewed Dry Oyster with Pig's Tongue and Vegetables
This dish carries a very meaningful name with its Cantonese pronounciation:
發財 lucky money / 好市 good business / 大利 good profit

Crab Meat with Pea Sprout 蟹粉豆苗

Almond Tea with Egg White 生磨杏仁疍茶

Hot Mashed Sesame Balls 擂沙湯丸

Hong Kong Food Blog - Cantonese Cuisine

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Shanghainese Birthday Dinner

Dinner date: January 17, 2008
Occasion: My sister’s birthday dinner

Number of People: Four
Cost: HK$675 (US$86.5), inclusive of 10% service charge, and 10% HSBC credit card discount

Restaurant name: Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant
Restaurant address: 13/F Time Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852- 2506-1018
Anna's comment: One of my most favourite Shanghai restaurants in Hong Kong. Nice environment, good food, good service, good location and reasonable price.

Stewed Pork with Brown Sauce 外婆紅燒肉
Delicious Spiced Duck 美味醬鴨
Sauteed Fresh Shrimps 清炒蝦仁
Fried Sliced Fish with Spicy Sauce 煎倉魚
Stuffed Beancurd with Minced Vegetable 豆腐餃子
Boiled Chicken and Ravioli in Casserole 沙窩云呑鷄
Salted Pork & Vegetable with Rice in Clay Pot 咸肉菜飯
Deep Fried Souffle Ball with Mashed Red Bean Stuffing
Served with sugar and strawberry sauce
Hong Kong Food Blog - Shanghainese Food

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Vegetarian Lunch Box

Lunch date: January 15, 2008
Cost: HK$24 (US$2.9), no service charge
Anna's comment: Fast food lunch box is another food culture in Hong Kong. Once in a while, I’ll go for a vegetarian lunch, like today. Many restaurants have a fast food counter selling take-away lunch boxes.

Lo Hon Vegetarian Noodle 羅漢齋伊面
Hong Kong Food Blog - Fast Food

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Continuation of My Spicy Lunch

Dinner date: January 14, 2008
Occasion: Casual dinner
Number of People: One
Cost: HK$100 (US$12.8), 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: The spicy tofu here could have been adopted to the taste of Hong Kong people. I just found it to be less hot and spicy than that I ate in Beijing.

Spicy Beancurd (Mapo Tofu) 麻婆豆付
plain rice has to be ordered separately
Fish Soup - Mrs Song Style 宋嫂魚羮
Hong Kong Food Blog - Sichuan Food

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Extremely Spicy Sunday Lunch

Lunch date: January 13, 2008
Occasion: Casual lunch

Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$148 (US$18.9), inclusive of 10% service charge

Restaurant name: Tanyoto Restaurant Hong Kong Branch
Restaurant address: 129-135 Johonston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2893-9268
Anna's comment: This is my favourite restaurant for Sichuan food. The foods here are excitingly hot and spicy. They’ll even make you cry. Tan’s Fish Head – as its Chinese name denotes, its signature dish is Sichuan spicy fish head hot pot. Some Cantonese dim sum is added to the menu in order to please the great Cantonese population in Hong Kong.

Hot & Spicy Zhudu (pig stomach) 麻辣豬肚
Look at the colour, its really excitingly hot!
Pan Fried Glutinuous Chicken 煎糥米鷄
(as I said previously, no one knows why this is called 'chicken',
as its shape, ingredients and taste has nothing to do with chicken) Hot & Spicy Wonton in Chicken Broth 紅油抄手
Deep Fried Dace Fish Balls
served with clams sauce 蜆蚧鯪魚球
Chinese Pancake 野菜煎餅
Cassia Flower Red Bean Pudding 桂花紅豆糕 Hong Kong Food Blog - Spicy Sichuan Food