Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rare Vegetarian Dim Sum Lunch

At the Hong Kong Park, Lock Cha Tea Shop is a place where you can enjoy a peaceful lunch at the heart of a city. Our office is nearby, and we found it a good place to enjoy good tea and good food, along with good services.

This is a place dedicated for tea appreciation, so we can do the art of tea ourselves but the tea here is more expensive than other dim sum restaurants. Each of us can order our own choice of tea and play around with our tea set. Only the tea costs HK$20 (US$2.6) per person.

My choice of tea - Pu Er 我的至愛普洱茶 I am doing art of tea for myself 茶藝自助
All the vegetarian dim dum are very nicely done
Standard dish contains two pieces,
we paid extra to make three in each dish
每碟兩件, 但可按比例加費至所需件數
Vegetarian Buns 我們三人一齊, 所以每碟都有三件
Vegetarian Dessert - Glutinuous Dumplings with Custard Stuffing
Hong Kong Food Blog - Vegetarian Dim Sum Lunch

Lock Cha Tea Shop
Ground Floor, The KS Lo Gallery, Admiralty, Hong Kong Park
Tel: 852-2801 7177
10am - 10pm, light Chinese music at dinner time

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cotton Candy at Tea Buffet

Tea Buffet date: August 15, 2009
3.30pm to 5.30pm – only on Saturdays and Sundays
Cost: HK$218 (US$28) per person, plus 10% service charge

Restaurant name: Café Too, 7/F Island Shangri-La
Restaurant telephone: 852- 2877 3838

The old Hong Kong street side snack here reminds me of my childhood. In the past at least three decades, I haven’t seen this made-to-order cotton candy and yesterday I found it at the tea buffet at Island Shangri-La. Take a look at the follow video. Only a few seconds, a spoonful of white sugar was turned into a large lump of cotton candy.

The tea buffet here has a very wide selection of Cantonese dim sum as well as many delicious Chinese snacks, made-to-order noodles with ingredients of your choice. Japanese corner has sashimi, sushi and soba.

You must love the desserts here. The chef will do pancakes and cotton candies for you. Kids can create their own toppings on cakes. The wide selection of fruits and ice cream will certainly make dessert lovers excited.

懷舊綿花糖製作過程, 只需幾秒
Video - Cotton Candy Making

Chocolate Fountains Cookies Colourful Jellies My assorted desserts My sister's assorted desserts Woo, my Number One choice of today!
I give it a super distinction - Deep Fried Chicken WingsFlat Spring Rolls 付皮卷

Spring Rolls 春卷
Fish Fillets 炸魚柳
Potato Cakes with Mushrooms 薯餅 Hong Kong Food Blog - Tea Buffet

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bowl Puddling - 砵仔糕

Mini Bowl Pudding help me recall my childhood. Nowadays its really difficult to find this authentic Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese) street-side dessert. I went to Tai O Fishing Village yesterday and enjoyed a very delicious one with red beans in it - only HK$3.5 (US$0.45)

懷舊砵仔糕 - 大澳街頭
Mini Bowl Pudding - Only HK$3.5 Hong Kong Chinese Food - Dessert Mini Bowl Pudding