Friday, September 25, 2009

Ice Cream Mooncake

Mid Autumn Festival is approaching. The cake shops in Hong Kong, either traditional Chinese or Western, are working hard to gain a market share of the giant mooncake business. Haagen Dazs is one among the competitors - see their ice cream mooncakes. My colleague gave me a coupon for a free box. I notice it worths HK$199 (US$25.5) for the four cakes.

Ice Cream Mooncake

HK$199 (US$25.5)/box of four

As for flavours, strawberry and vanilla only.

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Mooncake

Monday, September 7, 2009

Perfect for Fungi Lovers

My friend took us out for dinner to celebrate her securing a new job. At the heart of Mongkok on Kowloon side, The Ashima Yunnan Restaurant offered me quite a new dining experience in Hong Kong. Though I live here, I had never tried Yunnan food. Yunnan produces a huge range of fungi. So if you love fungi (mushrooms), this is a perfect place to come for a delicious and healthy meal. Let's browse our dinner menu.

Stir Fried Assorted Fungi, Lijiang Style 麗江炒雜菌
My top choice tonight!
Mapo Tofu & Fish 麻婆豆付魚
(it seems there is more fish than tofu!) - Yummy!
Sour Beef Soup 酸牛肉湯(下面有菜)
With vegetables underneath - very healthy!
Tofu Noodle 豆付米線
Very authentic Yunnan style, my friend's top choice!
Ashima Yunnan Restaurant
6/F Grand Tower Plaza, 639 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Tel: 852-3188 2555
Average expenses: HK$120 (US$15.5) per person

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Yunnan Food

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Magic of Ginger Tea and Glutinous Dumplings

Chinese do not use ginger only for cooking. Ginger tea, ginger soup, ginger milk, ginger milk tea…are very popular Chinese drinks. Apart from its medical function of warding off body cold and rheumatism, it also improves digestive system and relieving pains especially for soar throats.

I like the fragrance of ginger. Even at home, I add ginger juice to my milk tea and I really love it. Tonight the ginger dessert I have is really very delicious – Glutinous Dumplings in Ginger Tea – highly recommended.

薑茶湯丸, 甘香可口
Glutinous Dumplings in Ginger Tea
The dumplings has sesame paste stuffing
HK$24 (US$3)
My Shanghainese dinner also include this yummy
Stir Fried La Mian with Shedded Eel
蟮糊炒拉面 HK$56 (US$7.2)

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao 翡翠拉面小笼包
3/F Tai Yau Arcade, 181 Johnston Road, Hong Kong.

Telephone: 852-2573-8844
This restaurant charges HK$3/px for tea and 10% service charge

Hong Kong Food Blog - Ginger Tea with Glutinous Dumplings