Great Roast Goose 烧鹅 but Expensive, Squeezy, Uncomfortable @ Yat Lok一乐 Stanley Street on 11jan2016

roast goose 烧鹅

HK$250 for 1/2 roast goose 烧鹅

after peak circle walk, we took the peak tram funicular to gardens road & walk to yat lok 一乐stanley street on 11.1.2016.

3pm at yat lok stanley street central

3pm at yat lok stanley street central

the place was crowded, packed at 3pm. we had to wait like 15mins.

partly because of the very bad queueing system.

we were a party of 6. the servers kept giving tables to parties of 2 & 3 behind us, and we had to wait till a table with 6 vacated. this was unlike at kam wah cafe the next morning where the server ushered us in & got others on a table that could seat 6 to move to other tables to free up 6 seats for us!

3pm at yat lok stanley street central

3pm at yat lok stanley street central

we were seated at a tiny table very crammed for 6, and the floor was wet at the ends so a few of us myself included had to seat with my feet tiptoed, extremely uncomfortable.

roast goose 烧鹅

HK$250 for 1/2 roast goose 烧鹅

yat lok 一乐 has been my favourite roast goose 烧鹅 the last few times i was here.

the roast goose is consistently crispy skin & flavourful.

roast goose 烧鹅

HK$250 for 1/2 roast goose 烧鹅

the waiting, crammed table, wet floor & the overall poor experience aside, the roast goose was still very good.

in fact most of my friends still voted  yat lok 一乐 the best roast goose (we had roast goose twice at fu kee congee 富记粥品, once at tao heung tsimshatsui, and once at yat lok).

for me, my first try at i felt it was as good as yat lok, after the second try, i decided for myself that i now prefer the more flavourful roast goose at fu kee congee 富记粥品 to yat lok.

char siew + siew yoke

HK$ 145 char siew + siew yoke

the HK$145 char siew + siew yoke was a complete waste of time.

char siew was more moist than the even worse one at fu kee congee 富记粥品, but equally tasteless. & the roast meat had rubbery skin.

any, i meant any, coffeeshop, hawkerstall char siew & siew yoke in Singapore are better than these.

char siew + siew yoke

HK$ char siew + siew yoke

totally convinced me never to order char siew in hong kong.

dry egg noodles

dry egg noodles

dry egg noodles was HK$25 – steep!

we ordered 2 soup flat noodles also.

lettuce

lettuce

lettuce was such a tiny portion enough for 1pax.

the whole lunch came to about HK$650, expensive for the food we had & also a very poor overall dining experience.

i think yat lok 一乐 roast goose is still one to try if you are 2-3pax party & order only roast goose & some dumplings like we did last time.

stanley street pottinger street junction

stanley street pottinger street junction

after lunch, we walked to the mid-level escalators to go to central ferry to go cheung chau for a very next late afternoon island hike.

c.h.e.f andy

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