Though I don't eat much, but I love buffet. I pick Metropark Hotel to do my lunch buffet today because it has my favourite desserts. I always think that their chef is from Macau. So far this is the only hotel buffet which I find professional Macau desserts and I do love them. Let's have a quick preview of my buffet lunch today.All these are my favourite dishes, in addition to roast beef, spaghetti, sashimi and soba.
Wide Range of Desserts
Serradura and Steamed Egg Custard 木糠布甸
Steamed Milk Custard - very yummy 雙皮奶
Onion Soup and French Toasts are best partners
洋蔥湯/法式多士 The onion soup tastes good, except too oily
Today I work late. I have therefore decided to go for fast food. The beauty of Hong Kong tea houses / fast food shops is that they can produce a delicious meal in just a few minutes. Another attractive thing is their low prices. My Chinese Omelette Rice costs only HK$32 (US$4.1), waiting time three minutes.
Chinese Omelette with Rice芙蓉蛋飯
Wah Hong Restaurant
25 Thompson Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Quite a nice fast food restaurant chain with a very rich menu.
I treat my colleagues today as they bought me birthday lunch last week. The restaurant nearby our offices are all expensive. But they have some value-added elements in each of the dim sum dishes. My weekend special price prawn dumpling could be HK$12.5, but today's is HK$45, however we have a thin layer of gold on top of each one. Let me highlight the expensive element of each of the dishes, just for fun.
Prawn Dumplings with GoldTopping
金箔水晶蝦餃 HK$45 (US$5.78)
Pork Dumplings with Scallops Topping
帶子燒賣HK$45 (US$5.78) Spring Rolls 春卷 HK$38 (US$4.87)
Vegetable in Hot Pot 馬拉盞通菜
Deep Fried Spare Ribs in Sweet & Sour Sauce
陳皮話梅香酥骨董 HK$88 (US$11.3)
Steamed Buns with Fluid Egg Yoke &
Swallow's Nest Stuffing &
Truffles Topping 黑松露燕窩流沙包
Jiang Shan Xiao 江山笑
Shop 2B, 1/F, Retail Podium Lippo Centre,
88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 852-2810 6921
Today is my birthday (Chinese calendar May 17). My two brothers and me were born in the same month, so we had a joint celebration last night.
Among all the Chinese ways of chicken cooking, I like deep frying the most. To attract more customers, the restaurant down my house had a special promotion of HK$1 for one deep fried chicken. We all like seafood, you can also see our seafood selections below.
HK$1 Deep Fried Chicken 炸子鷄
Fish is a must in any Cantonese feast.
I picked this one from the tank.
Swimming Tiger Garoupa HK$198 (US$25.4)
Lobster Noodle龍蝦面 - is one of our family favourites HK$198 (US$25.4) Steam Scallops with Smashed Garlic 蒸扇貝 HK$118 (US$15.1)
Soup with Whelks and Chinese Herb響螺湯
HK$108 (US$13.8) - No photo
As a balance of diet, we usually order a dish of vegetables Mushrooms and Vegetable 鮮菇菜苗
Red/Green Bean Syrup - FOC from Hoi Tin Restaurant
Opera Cake - Treat from Island Shangri-La
Whole bill: HK$843 including tips (7 people)
Hoi Tin Restaurant, 72 Lockhard Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Typical Hong Kong Cantonese life style is to enjoy dim sum lunch on weekends. We love to have the whole table full of dim dum. See below.
On regular days, dim sums are graded into small, medium, large and superior etc., and of course the prices go up accordingly.
But on Sunday, some of the items are on special price. Today, the restaurant I go usually charge HK$16 for small, HK$20 for medium and so on... However, below are the special price items I ordered. You must find these prices very attractive. And I must tell you, these are very delicious food that you must try if you visit Hong Kong.
We love to have dim sums all over the table
Quadruplet Roll 四寶札
Chicken, mushroom, fish maw and crab fillet
all roll up together - HK$12.8 (US$1.64)
Dace Fish Ball鯪魚球 HK$10 (US$1.28) Pork Dumpling 燒買 HK$12.8 (US$1.64)
Salt Fish & Pork Rice 咸魚肉片飯 HK$12.8 (US$1.64)
Green Bean Syrup 綠豆沙
Banyan Garden - 1/F Wesley Hotel, Wanchai, Hong Kong