Hong Kong Tai Cheong Egg Tarts @ Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌饼家on Day2 – 21Feb2017

tai cheung egg tarts 泰昌蛋挞

tai cheong egg tarts 泰昌蛋挞

after a nice beef brisket noodles treat at 联记面家, we had some nice kungfu tea 功夫茶 at our hotel room.

we were intending to take the fast ferry at 2.45pm to cheong chau. anyhow we decided to go earlier to central, so we took a walk along the mid-level travellators.

tai cheung pastry 泰昌饼家

tai cheong bakery 泰昌饼家

one of our first visiting place was tai cheong bakery 泰昌饼家 at lyndhurst terrace.

this the original shop set up in 1954. chris patten, the former hong kong governor, is a fan – famously proclaimed as his best egg tart ever. it is part of the tao heung group.

& of course tai cheong bakery has set up shop in singapore, with its first restaurant at hollandv recently.

tai cheung pastry 泰昌饼家

tai cheong bakery 泰昌饼家

my daughter bought some recently from the hollandv outlet, and it was very good really. the pastry was crumbly & tasted good, and the custard was not too sweet.

tai cheung egg tarts 泰昌蛋挞 bean curd drink

tai cheong egg tarts 泰昌蛋挞 bean curd drink

my friend bought some bean curd drinks also. that i think was not good, dilute & sweet.

tai cheung egg tarts 泰昌蛋挞

tai cheong egg tarts 泰昌蛋挞

the egg tarts 泰昌蛋挞 itself? quite good, quite consistent in quality, taste.

mak's noodles

mak’s noodles

mak's noodles

mak’s noodles

mak's noodles

mak’s noodles

after that we walked along & came by mak’s noodles.

we were full so did not want to try.

stanley street daipaidong 大排档

stanley street daipaidong 大排档

stanley street daipaidong 大排档

stanley street daipaidong 大排档

then we psssed by the few daipaidong 大排档  at stanley street. don’t think will have opportunity to come by & try for this trip. anyway not a must do thing for me.

we followed the mid-level travellators towards IFC, and walked along the IFC Mall till the sign shows “to all ferries” & walked to the central ferry terminal 5 to catch the ferry to cheung chau island.

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Good Beef Brisket Noodles @ Lin Kee 联记面家 on Day2 – 21Feb2017

beef brisket cum tendons noodles 牛腩牛根面 HK$28

beef brisket cum tendons noodles 牛腩牛根面 HK$28 

so 3 of us had our first breakfast at the oxymoron not so good 极之好粥面茶餐厅.

we were back nicely on time. our friend was rejuvenated, recharged, ready for some makan (eats).

lin kee noodles 联记面家

lin kee noodles 联记面家 

we decided to have a bite at the beef brisket stall Lin Kee 联记面家 across the small road from our metropark hotel.

it’s a tiny place, but there is always a good traffic.

beef brisket noodles 牛腩面 HK$28

beef brisket noodles 牛腩面 HK$28 

we ordered 2 x beef brisket cum tendons noodles 牛腩牛根面 HK$28.

and 2 x beef brisket noodles 牛腩面 HK$28.

both had beef brisket & beef tendons. but the si tau po – proprietress said 牛腩牛根面 has more tendons while 牛腩面 has lesser just to complement.

beef brisket noodles 牛腩面 HK$28

beef brisket noodles 牛腩面 HK$28 

it was a tasty bowl of noodles. we were quite happy with it.

not sure if this was 清汤牛腩 clear broth version, but we had this on Day 4 at 牛棚 & the broth & the whole noodles were more tasty & flavourful.

the brisket meat here also not the ones i most preferred which has layered fat & connective tissues 胶 that becomes more flavourful when it converts to gelatine.

poached chye sim 油菜心

poached chye sim 油菜心 – HK$15

the poached chye sim 油菜心 was good.

beef brisket cum tendons noodles 牛腩牛根面 HK$28

beef brisket cum tendons noodles 牛腩牛根面 HK$28

overall this was a nice light & tasty breakfast, for the 3 of us, a second breakfast making up for the disappointing one at not so good 极之好粥面茶餐厅.

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Not So Good Congee @ 极之好粥面茶餐厅 on Day 2 – 21Feb2017

pig innards congee 状元及第粥

pig innards congee 状元及第粥

one friend did not have good sleep night before our flight to hong kong on 20.2.2017. he needed some make-up sleep time so we decided to start our day at 11am.

the other 3 of us decided to go out early for breakfast.

there was this mui kee 妹记粥家which one friend shared on whatsapp before our trip, it’s nearby at fa yuen street, so we decided to look for it. we found it on level 3 of fa yun street market & cooked food centre, but it’s closed on tuesday.

we walked on the next street tung choi street & decided to try 极之好粥面茶餐厅.

the name means extremely good. unfortunately the food was actually not so good. so 极之好粥面家but 不怎么好 la…

pig innards congee 状元及第粥

pig innards congee 状元及第粥

we ordered the usual pig innards congee 状元及第粥.

hong kong congee can’t be too bad…just that our expectations also higher, and this congee was not sweet ie tasty enough, not smooth enough, just not shiok enough…

pig stomach congee 滑肚粥

pig stomach congee 滑肚粥

they said pig liver & kidney not ready, so we ordered pig stomach congee 滑肚粥.

this though NOT just not good enough, but downright poor. stomach was not smooth at all nor tender, basically not quite ready, actually tough….

braised large intestines 鲁大肠

braised large intestines 鲁大肠

the braised large intestines 鲁大肠 though was quite perfect. nice “pang” flavours, tender, tasty braises…good as a braised large intestines 鲁大肠…

but no comparison with the very tasty braised large intestines 鲁大肠 at our recent scrumptious lunch at 東北胖妈春饼店(Northeast Mom Spring Pancake) at 23 smith street on 21.1.2017.

that was just so good!

too bad, hong kong so many nice eating places, this one i am not coming back.

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OK Dessert @ Lucky Dessert 发记甜品 Tsimshatsui on Day1 – 20Feb2017

mango ice shavings

mango ice shavings

after a most satisfying dinner including incredible value dishes like 1/2 roast goose for HK$118 & 1kg steamed live garoupa for HK$58,

we took a stroll along the streets at tsimshatsui & came upon lucky dessert 发记甜品 at 2 prat street, tsimshatsui.

lucky dessert 发记甜品

lucky dessert 发记甜品

the place was crowded, but we were lucky we got a table for 4pax immediately.

lucky dessert 发记甜品

lucky dessert 发记甜品

some auspicious couplets & framed well wishes??

lucky dessert 发记甜品

lucky dessert 发记甜品

afterwards a queue gathered outside, i think about 9.30pm -ish…

mango sago 杨枝甘露

mango sago 杨枝甘露 – HK$43

the best dessert was the mango ice shavings (top photo).

it was not as good as the we had at Mei Heong Yuen Dessert 味香园甜品 Chinatown Point on 21Jan2017.

still it was pretty good, and also included mochi & red beans etc.

mango sago 杨枝甘露

mango sago 杨枝甘露 – HK$43

for me, my mango sago 杨枝甘露  (above photo) was the next best. it was competent, mango was flavourful & good combination of fine ice chips, pomelo & sago, nice & refreshing.

black sesame paste黑芝麻糊

black sesame paste黑芝麻糊

the black sesame paste黑芝麻糊 was watery, dilute, and not smooth, even though they said 现磨 meaning freshly ground…i would say below average..

red bean soup 红豆汤

red bean soup 红豆汤

red bean soup 红豆汤 was pretty good. my friend liked it. it came with 陈皮,dried orange peel, that added the special flavour.

red bean soup 红豆汤

red bean soup 红豆汤

the shop seemed very popular but the dessert were really so so.

sago

sago

the sago dish was very poor.

mango ice shavings

mango ice shavings

so the saving grace was the ice shavings, which is not much of a hong kong traditional dessert but maybe that is what’s good here.

i cannot remember the prices, but the 5 dessert probably added up to about HK$180.

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Lucky Dessert 发记甜品 
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