before this trip, i had checked out some restaurants & eating places. so it was part of the plan that came together quite perfectly that we took a short stroll from the tsimshatsui pier to tao heung restaurant 稻香 at 3 minden row, tsimshatsui. ^^
it was about 8pm on a monday.
restaurant was well patronised. we got our table for 4pax immediately, no queue.
we planned tao heung restaurant 稻香 as part of our eat itinerary of coure to take advantage of the current promotion la! ^^
& primary on our order list was the 1/2 roast goose for HK$118!
we just had 1/2 roast goose at yatlok few hours ago & that was HK$280. tao heung 稻香 is a mid-price restaurant chain (i would say the standard of canton paradise), and 1/2 roast goose for S$22 is kind of a quite incredible offer.
the roast goose looked beautiful in colour, perhaps even better than yatlok. the skin was crispy, sauce flavour was great, and meat was also tender & tasty enough.
however the huge difference we thought was that yatlok’s goose had the fat nicely rendered thus making the goose more flavourful, whereas tao heung’s goose was very fat, and the fat was satiating. perhaps we had too much goose in 1 day??? still we finished the goose.
for this price, i will definitely come back for the goose, without hesitation la! haha! ^^
next on our list was the live garoupa!
at HK$58, i was expecting a 500g fish even though it says 中青班. but it was 1 kg, a huge fish. maybe it was not live??? but the flesh tasted bouncy & fresh, so i willing to bet it was live fish, especially this hong kong steamed preparation.
there is a downside to this. the fish was a bit mud taste. usually ones associate mud taste with seabass type fresh water fish less of garoupa, but there you have it, it’s not perfect.
still it’s HK$58 = S$11 for a 1kg steamed live garoupa.
the romaine lettuce dish next to it was HK$68. didn’t quite make sense, but who is asking?
our next table 2 middle age ladies also ordered 1/2 roast goose & this 1kg garoupa, just for 2 pax.
& every other table ordered the garoupa.
we ordered just 1 bowl of chicken sharksfin soup.
again at HK$28 it didn’t make much sense.
most of us don’t care much for sharksfin, and we ordered one in case we didn’t like it.
actually it was pretty ok standard. quite a huge serving of sharksfin actually. the soup was a but cold as we were sharing it 4pax. if we ordered one for each it should be ok.
not a must order for me unlike the roast goose & the garoupa, but didn’t mind it either.
my friend ordered the 烤麸&粉皮.
he made a very good 烤麸himself recently for the OPS gathering on 3.2.2017. it was very good, perhaps better than this – this one a bit more sweet…
anyway both dishes were very good still. i like both. 粉皮 was light refreshing & nice goma (sesame) sauce.
烤麸is something i beginning to like more ater trying my friend’s version recently.
the minced garlic fried romaine lettuce 蒜蓉油麦菜 HK$68 was competent.
hong kong vegetables always very good la…so this one was good, but most places better than this.
my friend added a 1/2 chicken 沙姜鸡 order. just to give it a try.
it was very poor really, any chicken rice in singapore would beat that hands down.
chicken breast was overdone, dry not moist, not tender, not so tasty also.
overall dinner was HK$531=S$100 for 4pax. a really good deal for dishes like live garoupa & roast goose etc.
as comparison, we ate hardly anything at yatlok earlier in the afternoon & that was like HK$410.
definitely i will come back if there is such similar promotion like the roast goose & live fish next time! 🙂