Saturday, January 31, 2009

Boneless Roast Chicken

Lunch date: January 31, 2009
Occasion: A continuation of my Chinese New Year fine dining

Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$321(US$41.2), including 10% service charge

Restaurant name: Peking Garden Restaurant
Restaurant address: Shop B1, First Basement Floor, Alexandra House, Central
Restaurant telephone: 852-2526 6456

Anna's comment: This particular Peking Garden is always voted by tourists for its outstanding services. I made some red pocket money during the new year, so I took my sister here and we both agreed that the services here is extremely good. The food here is also very good. To be honest, I come here specially for the boneless roast chicken which is highly recommended.

My favourite Boneless Roast Chicken
我的至愛- 山東付籬集燒鷄
This boneless roast chicken is always my number one choice whenever I go to Peking Garden. The fried noodle 炒拉面 and dim sum here are also very good.
Dessert: Almond Tea 杏仁茶
Dessert: Walnut Soup 核桃露

Hong Kong Food Blog - Boneless Roast Chicken

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Home Made Fish Soup

January 28, 2009 - Wednesday
Today is the third day of Chinese New Year. Let me introduce a few more dishes that we usually eat around Chinese New Year. They all carry very meaningful names.

Home Made Fish Cake Soup with Lettuce and Pork
Fish - surply; Lettuce - wealth
These dim sum dishes are from our New Year morning family gathering.

Dry Oyster, Pork's Tongue, Fa Cai - Dumplings Trio
Oyster - good business; Tongue - good profit; Fa Cai - lucky money
Pig's Knuckle
Make lots of lucky money
Jian Dui
Wealth rolling towards your house
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Chinese New Year Festival Foods

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year Puddings

Today is Chinese New Year Eve. So let me present some Chinese puddings.

Pudding 糕 in Chinese sounds like 高 'gao', which means growth, along with going well, getting higher (promoted). So this is why Chinese like eating puddings at Chinese New Year. We eat all kinds of puddings everyday, but 'nan gao' is specially for New Year. Here is the 'nan gao' on our dim sum table yesterday.

New Year Pudding 年糕
It is sweet and sticky, but very yummy
(Nan Gao - Mandarin) (Nin Go - Cantonese)
Home Made Turnip Pudding 蘿蔔糕
My sister and I made this at home yesterday.
The process was slightly complicate, but it was fun!
Hong Kong Chinese Food - New Year Puddings

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Green Bean Syrup with Sweet Dumplings

My Most Favourite Hong Kong Dessert - Green Bean Syrup with Sweet Dumplings 綠豆沙湯丸

In Hong Kong, you don't have to spend much money to eat a delicious meal of your favourite dishes. But you need to know where to go. Tonight I have a smart selection. Excellent food, no service charge.
Green Bean Syrup
with Sweet Dumplings & Seaweed
綠豆沙湯丸 HK$20 (US$2.6)
Honeymoon Dessert 滿記甜品
2/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong
Vegetable Ramen 野菜拉面 HK$39 (US$5)
Hachiban Ramen 8番拉面
2/F QRE, 202 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong After my main course of the signature ramen from Hachiban, I walked across the road by footbridge and continue to enjoy my dessert at Honeymoon. This is a famous Hong Kong brand producing very quality desserts. I am sure you'll love them. Both shops have several branches in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Dessert

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chinese Birthday Bun

January 18, 2009
Foo Lum Restaurant, Wanchai, Hong Kong
As I said, I don't always have luck. Tonight is an example. Perhaps it is nearby Chinese New Year, the restaurant is quite full and the service and food are both below par. Their roast goose used to be very good, but tonight is full of fat. The abalone is extremely smelly and is hard and difficult to eat, however expensive. The birthday bun seems to be the best among all dishes.

Chinese Birthday Bun HK$10@
for my sister's birthday
About the size of my fist, steam to order
Steam Abalone 清蒸鮮鮑魚 HK$78@
腥到不得了, 韌到咬吾開, 又貴又差!
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Birthday Bun

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bacon and Turkey Frided Rice

Have you tried this before - bacon and turkey fried rice? Chinese fried rice had a perfect combination of chicken and ham. But I like the crispyness of bacon and turkey as well. So I do this experiment today and am successful. Here is my yummy fried rice.

1. Beat one egg
2. Cut bacon and turkey into medium square sheets
3. Brown the bacon
4. Heat a pan and add egg
5. Add turkey and plain rice
6. Add bacon, stir well and dish up
Note: Cantonese cooking is usually light in flavour. Add a few drops of soy sauce as you wish.

Bacon and Turkey Fried Rice
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Home Made Fried Rice

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Stewed Pork - 東坡肉

This stewed pork is one of my most favourite Chinese dishes. It is named after the great Chinese poet SU Dongpo. Hence it is also call Dongpo Meat. It is usually eat with plain Chinese bread, but the restaurant charged us extra for the 4 pieces of bread.
我的至愛 - 東坡肉
Hong Zhou Restaurant, 116 Wanchai Road, Hong Kong (Tel: 852-25911898)

Dongpo Meat - HK$55 (US$7)
Plain Bread - HK$20(US$2.6)

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Dongpo Meat