Thursday, April 28, 2011

Discounted Buffet in Hong Kong

Hong Kong restaurants are making excuses to offer discounts, such as early departure discount. I like the idea as I don't mind to go early if I pay less.

Over the Easter Monday, I went on a buffet which usually offers 25% discount before 12:50pm but I ended up had to pay regular price, becasue discounts won't apply on holidays.

Back to the buffet itself, many are attracted by big dishes of shushi, sashimi and the rows of salads and hot dishes. But I always pay attention to minatures. Not only because of the lovely cute utensils, but the little small size portion of food won't fill up my stomach quickly and I can enjoy plenty of these small dishes. Let me introduce a few of them.

What are there in these two 1" pans? On the left is Japanese Egg Tofu. Thought it has been deep fried and seasoned with some Japanese dry fishes and sauces. The other one is half an egg white plus some raisins and a small slice of salmon. Very healthy and delicious.

Here are my collection of dessert minatures
All 1 - 1.5" in diameter

Steam Egg (hot)
Caramel Egg Custard
Pomegranate Moussee with Cream Topping
Serradura (Macau/Portuguese dessert)
Pomelo in Mango Juice

Another 1.5" Serradura

Here is my 1.5" Hamburger. I'm the only guest who can enjoy this, because I made it myself. I'm a person who like to tailor something with ingredients from the buffet table. If they serve sausage, I'll make a hot dog. If they serve sliced bread with an oven, I'll make a club sandwitch. Today I collect a very thin slice of roast beef and made this mini hamburger. Isn't it cute?

Metropark Hotel Wanchai Hongkong
Address: 41-49 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2861 1166
Lunch buffet everyday from 11.45am to 2.30pm
HK$128 (US$16.4)/Adult + 10% service fee
25% early departure discount (before 12:50pm)
10% for one day advance booking
** No discount on Saturday, Sunday and holidays**

Hong Kong Food Blog - Discounted Buffet

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Himalaya Restaurant in Hong Kong

Today is the Easter weekend, I've decided to do something special - Himalayan lunch. The Himalaya Restaurant has been around for some time. As it is nearby my home so I notice it. I've tried its buffet before. Today is Saturday, so I go there for a relaxed lunch.

The set lunch is only HK$70 (US$9) and looks attractive. I have no doubt in this restaurant's authenticity. I see all Indian, Nepaleese, Himalayan faces from the chef, waiter, cashier and boss.

If you love spicy food, this is a good place. Before lunch, I try the crunchy bread (I don't know the exact term) with some of the spicy sauce and had my tears running.

My Himalaya Lunch

Tandoori Chicken 炭燒雞
Lamb Curry or
Chicken Makhani 咖哩羊肉或咖哩牛油雞
Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables 炒雜菜
Pullao Rice 印度黃飯
Garlic Kulcha 烤蒜蓉餅
One Soft Drink 汽水一杯

Wasn't the Tandoori Chicken a little over cooked? The burnt bits looked quite scary. I ended up had to remove them with my fingers. I liked the Chicken Makhani very much.

The Himalaya Restaurant is quite decently decorated

As usual in any Indian restaurant, my lunch was wrapped up with some sugar or candy. The other looked like some herbs but I didn't try it.

Lunch date: April 23, 2011
Set lunch only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Buffet lunch on weekdays
Opening hours: 11.30am - 3pm / 5.30pm - 11pm
Set Lunch: HK$70 (US$9), plus 10% service charge, includes one free drink
Restaurant name: Himalaya Restaurant
Restaurant address: 1/F 22-30 Tai Wong Street East, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Telephone: 852- 2527-5899

Hong Kong Food Blog - Himalaya Lunch