Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sweet Rice Dumpling 鹼水粽

Today is Dragon Boat Festival, so I have a sweet dumpling as part of my dim sum lunch. Sweet dumpling is usually served with sugar, but today, Banyan Garden served with syrup which is also very delicious.

On Sunday and public holidays, most dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong have special offers. Banyan Garden had some special priced dim sum, and my sweet dumpling is one of them, only HK$10 (US$1.28), a very good deal.

Sweet Rice Dumpling - 鹼水粽
Restaurant name: Banyan Garden
Restaurant address: 1/F, The Wesley Hotel, 22 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2528-1288

Hong Kong Food Blog - Sweet Dumpling

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sago Pudding & Sesame Soup

Honeymoon Dessert is one of the most famous dessert specialist restaurants in Hong Kong. They have 20 branches. I love the one here at Hopewell Centre, as it is new, nicely designed and with comfortable eating environment. Here are couple of my favourites.

Sago Pudding - HK$24 (US$3), no service charge
Sesame Soup with Sweet Dumpling - HK$24
西米布甸 , 芝麻糊湯丸
Honeymoon Dessert 滿記甜品
2/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Food Blog - Desserts

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hong Kong Lunch Buffet

Lunch date: May 15, 2009
Restaurant: Marriott Cafe, 1/F JW Marriott, Pacific Place
Cost: HK$260 (US$33.3) per person + 10% service charge

Buffets in Hong Kong usually include some Chinese food. In Marriot Cafe, their signature dish - stewed fish maw - is rarely found elsewhere. My colleague had a promotion recently and take us here for celebration. It's my first time to try the fish maw here, its really good. At the Chinese food corner, I also like the Hai Nan Chicken Rice which is very professionally done. The noodle corner is also my favourite. I pick the ingredients and the chef cook for me immediately. Let's have a quick browse of my buffet today.

Stewed Fish Maw with Assorted Mushrooms 花膠
Noodle Corner
My Cuttlefish Noodle, with toppings of my choice
Cold Cut / Starter
Lots of Seafoods
Japanese Corner
Sashimi, Sushi, Soba...and so on
Hong Kong Food Blog - Hotel Buffet

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Classic Hong Kong Dessert

Let me introduce one of the most popular Hong Kong tea set. Many a time I notice in the China Towns of overseas countries, cafes specify that they are selling Hong Kong style milk tea. Hong Kong milk tea is world famous, very rich and smooth. Local Cantonese invented this. Nowadays even McDonalds and five-star hotels start to serve tea of Hong Kong style.

Hong Kong milk tea sells at an average of HK$10 (hot) and HK$12 (iced). Cafe de Coral offers the lowest price of HK$6 at tea time - 2.30pm through 5.30pm.

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea 港式奶茶

Egg Tart is one of the most popular desserts of Hong Kong Cantonese. Local bakeries usually sell at around HK$4 each of regular size. Many dim sum restaurants serve egg tarts as dessert, charging averagely HK$13 per dish of 3-4 mini ones.

Egg Tarts 蛋撻

Hong Kong Food Blog - Classis Hong Kong Dessert

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Seafood Risotto - High Quality Low Price

Today, I decide to add a section of international food to my blog. I come across this beautiful seafood risotto which I can't resist to take a photo. It is even more delicious, more authentic than any other Italian restaurant. Look, it is full of seafoods. Even more amazing, it is only HK$55 (US$7) without service charge, and inclusive of a soup and a drink. I must say this is one of best deals I ever had.

Seafood Risotto 海鮮意大利飯
Cafe Triple Crown
3 Thompson Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852-21267130

Hong Kong Food Blog - Italian Risotto

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Authentic Mapo Tofu

There are many place in Hong Kong serving mapo tofu. But the most authentic one is from Tanyoto ( 譚魚頭 ). I don't mean to advertise for them, but their product tastes the same as that of Sichuan Restaurant's in Beijing. If you love spicy food, this is the place you must go. Mind you, they are going to paralyse your tongue.

麻婆豆付 Mapo Tofu HK$58 (US$7.4)
口水鷄 Spicy Chicken HK$38 (US$4.9)
Likewise, the spicy chicken here at Tanyoto is the most authentic.
Tanyoto has three branches in Hong Kong, two in Beijing and two in Shanghai. You can also find them in 20 other cities in China.

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Mapo Tofu

Saturday, May 2, 2009

More Cantonese Dim Sum

Just realise that I haven't taken many dim sum photos lately. So I am going to add a collection of them. Dragon Boat Festival is approaching, so let me start with rice dumpling (top left).

Rice Dumpling 裹蒸糭/ Abalone Puff 鮑魚酥
Rice Roll with Roast Pork 义燒腸粉
Steamed Beef Dumplings 干蒸牛肉

Cassian Flower Pudding 桂花糕
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Dim Sum