Marvellous Live Grouper Dinner @ Chan Kun Kee 陈根记大排档 on 4Jun2015

steamed live grouper for HK$128

steamed live grouper for HK$128

the night before we went to chao inn at kwun tong for dinner (very good teochew 打冷) at 9pm & got back 11pm+.

this evening decided not to go far. also staying at royal park hotel at shatin, we had not walked around shatin park right behind the hotel. so we decided to take a 20mins walk along shatin park 沙田公园by the river 城门河 on the way for daipaidong dinner at chan kun kee 陈根记大排档 on 4.6.2015.^^

chan kun kee 陈根记大排档

chan kun kee 陈根记大排档

it was quite straight forward. just walked along the river until the stadium part (need google map on the phone though else won’t know when we were at the stadium!) then got onto the yuen wo street.

anyway we found it!

chan kun kee 陈根记大排档

chan kun kee 陈根记大排档

place looked great! good traffic almost all locals.

salt baked chicken盐焗鸡HK$48

salt baked chicken盐焗鸡HK$48

we ordered the salt baked chicken盐焗鸡HK$48.

salt baked chicken盐焗鸡HK$48

salt baked chicken盐焗鸡HK$48

this place is actually famous for the wasabi hand-pulled chicken手撕鸡, but sis not really into it so 盐焗鸡 which is a hong kong specialty will do.

salt baked chicken盐焗鸡HK$48

salt baked chicken盐焗鸡HK$48

it was good, very sweet, tasty, came with ginger sauce like the samsui chicken.

steamed live grouper for HK$128

steamed live grouper for HK$128

best was the steamed live grouper for HK$128. it was large, maybe 700g or more. very fresh, very tender, sweet.

steamed live grouper for HK$128

steamed live grouper for HK$128

we made very good steamed fish at home, almost same, & we get very fresh fish (not live though) from chinatown, so i eat this often. still i found it very good!^^

fried mixed veg HK$48

fried mixed veg HK$48

we had a fried mixed veg, quite non descript i supposed. still i liked it, very good balance to the meat dishes.

dinner came to HK$224 = about S$40. really good meal!

after dinner we tried to take a bus back to royal park hotel but could not really find out which bus to take. my internet search says 85, but the bus at yuen wo street was 85k & driver not very helpful.

in the end we took a taxi back, anyway it was very near so just flag down price of HK$22.

c.h.e.f andy

Good Dimsum Bad Service @ Treasure Lake Restaurant Central 宝湖海鲜酒家 on 4Jun2015

steamed chicken feet

steamed chicken feet

after pouring enough sweat walking 2hrs+ at lamma island 南丫岛 in the relentless scorching sun, we took the 2.35pm ferry arrived central pier about 3.05pm on 4.6.2015.

we thought of having dimsum (enough of beef briskets noodles type or 牛仔面, which we just had very nice ones in the morning at  lamma island 南丫岛, & not wanting heavy meal), so walked to central station via IFC with the comforting thought that we could always go to yat lok 一乐 for roast goose if need be.

we decided to try the dimsum at this treasure lake restaurant central 宝湖海鲜酒家, just because it was about the first ok looking dining place on the way to stanley street. haha! 🙂

treasurelake restaurant central 宝湖海鲜酒家

treasurelake restaurant central 宝湖海鲜酒家

it was the typically bad service place. i asked to have a look at the menu, and the restaurant manager or lead waiter showed a black face. to is & other servers’ credit, they did later show more cheerful service.

treasurelake restaurant central 宝湖海鲜酒家

treasurelake restaurant central 宝湖海鲜酒家

dimsum items were small HK$16, medium HK$19, large HK$22, special HK$27. there was a higher one i did not bother with.

steamed chicken feet

steamed chicken feet

we ordered 5 dimsum dishes only – chicken feet, steamed pork ribs, chiu chow fun guo or teochew dumplings, char siew fun cheong & 4 treasures.

and waited very long, like >1/2hr, maybe 40mins? & 2 dishes we ordered, first char siew fun cheong after waiting for 1/2hr & then chiu chow fun guo after eating the other 3 dishes, were sold out.

not so satisfying experience eh? luckily the food was good.

steamed chicken feet was very tasty, & the first deep-fried type we like. we ordered a second portion

steamed pork ribs

steamed pork ribs

steamed pork ribs was a large helping, tasty & quite meaty. 🙂

4 treasures

4 treasures

4 treasures

4 treasures

4 treasures

4 treasures

4 treasures

4 treasures

4 treasures was good too. chicken extremely smooth & sweet. mushrooms was the thick type, good.

bill was HK$109 for 4 dishes. food wise pretty satisfied.

c.h.e.f andy

Nice & Good Value 车仔面 = HK$38 for 4 items @ choi kee 蔡记小食 Lamma Island 南丫岛on 4Jun2015

车仔面

车仔面

we took the 1010am ferry from central pier 4 to young shue wan 榕树湾 lama island 南丫岛 & arrived about 1040am on 4.6.2015.

walked towards suk ku wan & stopped by choy kee 蔡记 for breakfast = wow, it’s a very good find!^^

choy kee 蔡记小食

choy kee 蔡记小食

nice stall, good choices, and inexpensive, good value.

choy kee 蔡记小食

choy kee 蔡记小食

stall was nice & airy.

choy kee 蔡记小食

choy kee 蔡记小食

at a road turning.

select 4 for HK$38 车仔面

select 4 for HK$38 车仔面

车仔面good selection 4 items for HK$38 (noodles can be included as 1 item).

车仔面

车仔面

this one had large intestines猪大肠, 红肠 (which was ok like luncheon meat), pig’s blood 猪红(very smooth & tender), & pig’s skin (the yongtaofu type not braised pig skin so not our favourite).

车仔面

车仔面

车仔面

车仔面

this lone had large intestines猪大肠, braised briskets 牛腩, noodles. i ordered 肠子 at first think it was small intestines. when i came it was 2 like chicken sausage (already fried).

the stall ladies were super nice. i asked to change it to 牛百叶& they agreed!

车仔面

车仔面

that’s about 1/2 the amount of 牛百叶 they gave me.^^

生菜鱼肉

生菜鱼肉

生菜鱼肉

生菜鱼肉

we ordered the 生菜鱼肉, asked & was told it’s cat fish 鲶鱼。。haha..i thought i heard anyway. we were having the idea of sliced dish, but it turned out to be like fish cake or patty. anyway it was just HK$18, huge amount.

spicy pickled radish

spicy pickled radish

they had this spicy chye poh. pretty good with the meat items & in the soup too.

the noodles were very qq, like any good beef brisket noodle stall, & the soup just as good though nothing special.

ginger tau huay 姜汁豆花

ginger tau huay 姜汁豆花

my sis had the ginger tau huay 姜汁豆花. 🙂 i did not order as i wanted to try the one most recommended on guides, Fai Kee 辉记阿妈豆花 which i found further down the road.

as it turned out the tau huay here is even better than Fai Kee 辉记阿妈豆花.

c.h.e.f andy