My Best Roast Goose @ Yat Lok 一乐 on 3Jun2015

yat lok 一乐 roast goose drumstick quarter=HK$150

yat lok 一乐 roast goose drumstick quarter=HK$150

leaving cheung chau island长州岛, we got to the jetty at 3pm & again just missed the fast boat (next at 3.45pm), so took the slow boat deluxe (HK$20 with aircon), normal HK$13 no aircon at 3.20pm & arrived central pier 4.20pm. we walked over to stanley street via the IFC.

yat lok roast goose at stanley street

yat lok roast goose at stanley street

we found yat lok 一乐 roast goose at stanley street w/o much difficulty. 🙂

yat lok roast goose at stanley street

yat lok roast goose at stanley street

place had a constant turnover of patrons, even at 5pm. 🙂

yat lok 一乐 roast goose drumstick quarter=HK$150

yat lok 一乐 roast goose drumstick quarter=HK$150

we ordered the roast goose drumstick quarter=HK$150

yat lok 一乐 roast goose drumstick quarter=HK$150

yat lok 一乐 roast goose drumstick quarter=HK$150

it was super delicious!^^ wow! the aroma. so very intense, yet the meat is moist, tender, flavourful & not really strong taste. really love it! ^^

dumplings=HK$48 for 7

dumplings=HK$48 for 7

dumplings=HK$48 for 7

dumplings=HK$48 for 7

the dumplings were pretty good. i guess not really cheap at HK$48 for 7, but quite ok. 🙂

shing kee daipaidong 盛记

shing kee daipaidong 盛记

stall before shing kee daipaidong 盛记

stall before shing kee daipaidong 盛记

after that we walked further down stanley street to shing kee 盛记daipaidong…they only opened at 6pm. unlikely to come here as not so convenient from our royal park hotel at shatin to come here in the evening just to eat at the daipaidong.

c.h.e.f andy

Most Shiok 超爽 Teochew “Her Bun” i.e. Cold Cooked Fish @ Chao Inn 潮楼 on 3Jun2015

mullet 乌鱼

mullet 乌鱼

had a most shiok teochew “her bun” dinner at chao inn 潮楼 at kwun tong on 3.6.2015….超爽!^^

after 9pm, they have 打冷 40% discounts 6折. so it was great value too! 🙂

don’t usually want to take teochew porridge (expensive & not nice) or even teochew “her bun” (expensive & not great) in Singapore. this one at Chao Inn (潮楼)super nice…

we had 2 fish, 1 braised goose, 1 soup + 1 dessert = HK$213nett=about S$37nett.^^
chao inn 潮楼 queueing system

chao inn 潮楼 queueing system

chao inn 潮楼, like the other taoheung group restaurants, has a electronic queueing system. 🙂

chao inn 潮楼 queueing system

chao inn 潮楼 queueing system

we waited 2 minutes. 🙂

chao inn 潮楼 @ kwun tong

chao inn 潮楼 @ kwun tong

place not really packed at 9pm.

chicken feet 粉角soup

chicken feet 粉葛soup

there’s a special soup chicken feet 粉葛soup for HK$19.

chicken feet 粉角soup

chicken feet 粉葛soup

it was was very good really, tasty!

chicken feet 粉角soup

chicken feet 粉葛soup

we ordered just 1 soup as we were greedy & intended to order 2 fish. haha! 🙂

mullet 乌鱼

mullet 乌鱼

the mullet 乌鱼 was really, really good! the best!^^ it was so sweet & fresh. i used to take a bit with my sister at lao ah tee 老亚弟 at whampoa boon keng which was good too, but not quite so tasty & a bit more fishy. i did that myself at home too, same.

mullet 乌鱼 - meat came off easily from scales

mullet 乌鱼 – meat came off easily from scales

this one, the meat just fell off the skin/scales.

braised goose

braised goose

braised goose

braised goose

the braised goose was quite ok, above average, good flavours, just slightly tough.

braised goose

braised goose

but that’s a long way from the yat lok roast goose kind of satisfaction.

yellow croaker 小黄鱼

yellow croaker 小黄鱼

we wanted the big eye snapper 大目紅鰱but it was sold out. so we had the yellow croaker 小黄鱼.

yellow croaker 小黄鱼

yellow croaker 小黄鱼

it was super good too. we still placed the mullet 乌鱼tops!^^

yellow croaker 小黄鱼

yellow croaker 小黄鱼

in singapore, unlike mullet 乌鱼, yellow croaker 小黄鱼flesh is more tender & softer & falls apart when you pick up with a chopstick. not so here, it held up quite nicely.

maybe it was just chilled..冻乌鱼 & 冻小黄鱼!

杨枝甘露

杨枝甘露

i took the 杨枝甘露. it was just HK$16.

杨枝甘露

杨枝甘露

as good as the 许留山 and maybe cheaper? the whole dinner was HK$213 = S$37nett. so good!

c.h.e.f andy

Good Value Set @ SeaKing 海龙王海鲜 on Cheung Chau Island on 3Jun2015

cheese onions lobster

cheese onions lobster

we were late setting out for lama island 南丫岛 on 3.6.2015. we arrived at the central pier no 4 at just past 11am. the next ferry to lama island was at 12pm. so we walked over to pier no. 5 & managed to get on the ferry to cheung chau island 长州岛 instead. i forgot to check though for fast ferry so we got onto the slow ferry (1hr) journey to cheung chai, perhaps no difference anyway. we arrived at cheung chai 12.15pm. the morning porridge shop at the market which we intended to have was already closed.

海龙王海鲜 on cheung chau island

Sea king 海龙王海鲜 on cheung chau island

we saw seaking 海龙王海鲜.

HK$198 4-course set

HK$198 4-course set

and had a look at the 4-course HK$198 promotion menu. it looked ok. i asked the grumpy fella if there were any other charges. he told me HK$25 all in for tea etc.

海龙王海鲜 on cheung chau island

海龙王海鲜 on cheung chau island

海龙王海鲜 on cheung chau island

海龙王海鲜 on cheung chau island

we decided to sit down & try our luck (maybe have our throat slashed…haha!)

cheese onions lobster

cheese onions lobster

i saw cheese lobster on the menu, thinking it was cheese gratin. it seemed pointless when i tried to ask him for other preparation, so i told him to add less cheese. anyway it turned out to be a cheese onion sauce, and it was actually quite tasty. i added quite a bit to my rice too. haha! 🙂

cheese onions lobster

cheese onions lobster

lobster was small, like 300g? but it was ok. very low price leh…let the shop earn some money. 🙂

pan fried cod

pan fried cod

the pan fried cod didn’t look great.

pan fried cod

pan fried cod

but taste was good. not that i think they cooked particularly well. just that it was a very good fish, and OMT (oh my 天) they did not destroy it! good, good. 🙂 it was tender & oily flaky like cod should be, of course not talking about teriyaki cod at mikuni. my own teriyaki cod etc also better, but this will do. 🙂

steamed scallps with garlic & tanhoon

steamed scallops with garlic & tanhoon

we had 4 steamed scallops with garlic & tanhoon. this the same preparation as the razor clams at keung kee chicken porridge 强记鸡州。 their menu & signboard showed HK$35 for 1 for this dish alone was HK$140! (later i saw tons of bad comments on openrice & even a seaking Facebook site).

steamed scallps with garlic & tanhoon

steamed scallps with garlic & tanhoon

similar to keung kee, somehow they slightly over steamed the scallops. but actually it was pretty ok dish. no complaints at the price.

fried lettuce

fried lettuce

fried lettuce

fried lettuce

lettuce pretty ok too. overall lunch cost HK$223. to me it was a very good value set. & the food was above average really, not cheap & bad. afterwards i saw loads of very bad reviews on both openrice & strangely a seaking Facebook site (probably not by seaking). in fact i think it was like 100% poor comments & i can totally understand why. service, cut-throat etc.

for us on the day though with this set, it was pretty good, and i would think much better value vs the HK$198 at keung kee the night before.

c.h.e.f andy