Sunday, March 28, 2010

Old Fashion Hong Kong Dish - Pomelo Peel

This dish reminds me of my childhood. My mother used to do it at home when we were kids. It is not a dish with expensive ingredients, however needs skills and time to prepare it. Indeed, for many years, Hong Kong restaurants do not produce pomelo peel dishes. I found it on the menu last night when I had dinner. The chef combined it with mushroom and broccoli together with a shrimp roe gravy. Quite a healthy dish. For vegetarians, you can just ask to omit the shrimp roe.

Pomelo Peel with Shrimp Roe Gravy
HK$58 (US$7.4) 蝦子柚皮
香港懷舊菜 - 蝦子柚皮
You may not believe that pomelo peels are eatable.
Indeed, they are.
It is fun to make use of the left overs to make a dish.
Hong Kong Food Blog - Old Fashion Hong Kong Dish

Monday, March 15, 2010

VERY Attractive Price Dim Sum Restaurant - Hak Ka Hut

Everything so so, except price which is extremely attractive. Last weekend I tried a new restaurant in Causeway Bay which is famous for its good deals - no service charge and tea is also free. The two of us spent only HK$66.5 (US$8.5) for an early lunch. Except weekday peak hours, this restaurant has special offers all the time, such as 40% off dim sum if you settle your bill before 12.45pm.

The food, environment and services are reasonable. However it just costs like a fast food take-away shop which is really tempting. Although its name indicates Haka food, but I can find all the Cantonese dim sum here.

Deep Fried Dace Fish Balls, with clams sauce
(not spongy enough!) 蜆蚧鯪魚球
Stir Fried Rice Roll 煎腸粉
Pan Fried Stuffed Trio 煎釀三寶
(should be three different pieces,
but we got two eggplant and one tofu;
oooops also no soy sauce!) 雖然有三件, 但只有兩寶!
Wanton Soup with Chicken 雲吞雞湯
Steamed Rice with Minced Pork 蒸梅菜肉餅飯
Hak Ka Hut 客家好棧
21/F Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2881 8578
Allow some waiting time, as there are plenty of people at early lunch and late afternoon tea. (Six branches altogether)

Hong Kong Food Blog - Special Price Dim Sum