after our late afternoon dimsum sojourn at tim ho wan shamshuipo at 4.3pm, we rested & chatted at the hotel & then went for dinner at tao heung pier 88 mongkok 稻香超级鱼港旺角, making sure we were there before 9pm to enjoy the promotion.
it was planned in a way, that our excursions to lamma island today (& for that matter to dragon’s back, peak circle walk & cheung chau island on previous days) need not be rushed & we could have a leisurely breakfast, do the walks/hikes over the lunch period (the cool weather so accommodating) & then dimsum at timhowan at 5pm at a time when there was zero queue….
everything turned out quite as planned, and leisurely, also as planned…haha!
(we liked the desert so much we went back on 11.1.2016 & 12.1.2016 after we had it on 10.1.2016. both days they were closed. so first opportunity on 13.1.2016 we went again).
i guess dessert was a good start for dinner!
the large restaurant was pretty full. we managed to be seated w/o queueing before 9pm.
that was NOT sufficient to qualify for the time promotion, so i lodged our promotion orders first la…
that’s the HK$78 steamed live garoupa. it was a large fish i estimate 800g to 900g.
managed to get the other promotion 1/2chicken at HK$34.
it was passable but not great…not like the ginger sauce chicken at yue bo 鱼宝食馆!
just as well we did not order the HK$68 for a full chicken!
the HK$38 buddha-jum-over-the-wall, another promotion, sold out liao!
the proactive quite nice not pushy server got us interested in the seafood.
we ordered the praying mantis prawn (2 large ones for HK$198). it was very good, very tasty.
and also came with a separate complimentary vegetable soup.
another dish we ordered was the australian lobster. it was a large one, i estimated 1kg. 🙂
we wanted it baked in superior sauce (上汤焗)。 the server recommended to add cheese. i guessed it was not the cheese gratin preparation.
anyhow we gave it a try. lobster was excellent, the cheese noodles made it feel like western pasta. it was done well & nice dish but not my preferred preparation. baked in superior sauce (上汤焗) would be better.
the lobster also came with a free clams lala dish. this was pretty good though not special.
again the guys ordered 2 bottles of blue girl (lam mui) pilsener beer..popular in hong kong.
dinner all in was HK$915 for 5pax = S$34pax…pretty decent la…