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.
I came across Hangzhou Restaurant in Wanchai offering very special deal on Boxing Day, so we decided to try this restaurant which is new to us. It was really good. Not crowded at all, nice environment and friendly services. Hangzhou cousine is quite rare in Hong Kong, but we found that their menu is very similar to Beijing and Shanghai. Our special price lunch cost only HK$110 (US$14) only for the two of us.
Dan Dan Noodle - HK$38 担担面
Xiaolong Bun (Juicy Bun) - HK$12
wow, what a low price! 小籠包
Hot Pot Wanton Chicken Soup - HK$48
Quarter chicken - very attractive price There should be 6 wantons and more vegetables,
My brother invited me to have dinner at his house, because it is Winter Solstice tomorrow. It is quite an important Chinese festival. I managed to take a photo of how my sister in law did her home made salad roll. We called it salad roll only because we ate with salad dressing. It was minced fish and prawn inside. We all had our thumbs up because it was really delicious. Thanks to Susie Wong, the TV cooking star who showed us how to do it.
Home made deep fried salad rolls Hong Kong Chinese Food - Home Made Dishes
Dinner date: December 15, 2008 Occasion: Anna’s Family Winter Solstice Gathering Number of People: 15 Cost: HK$2008 (US$258), all inclusive Restaurant name: Hoi Tin (Asia) Harbour Restaurant Restaurant address: 72 Lokhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Restaurant telephone: 852-2520-1898 Anna's comment: We have been actively looking for good food with good service and environment together with exceptional low price. We found one at last. A nine-course banquet plus dessert duo cost only HK$2008, averaging HK$133 per person. I am sure this is the best deal in town. Here are some of some most favourite dishes.
Lobster Noodle 龍蝦球伊面
This is my most favourite dish -
lobster meat only, without shell,
makes eating easy and yummy
Crab Meat on Bean Sprout 蟹肉豆苗
Fuzzy Melon Stuffed with Dry Scallop 玉環瑤柱甫 Steamed Garoupa 清蒸大海斑
I don't always have luck. This tofu hot pot is an example. In cool winter days, Hong Kong people like to go hot pot, either on real fire or dishes serve in a very hot pot.
This hot pot is actually called "salty fish with chicken cubes and tofu hot pot", and came in a set including a bowl of plain rice and a drink. It costed me HK$48, but I thought the shop owner got a net profit of HK$45. Salty fish isn't expensive at all, but I couldn't find more than 1 gram in it. And there was less than 5 grams of chicken. 80% of the whole thing was ginger, garlic and onion. Though it was very hot and kept me warm, but the whole thing was actually tasteless.