Excellent Dessert @ Honeymoon Dessert 满记甜品, Langham Place on Day2 – 21Feb2017

greentea parfait @ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

greentea parfait @ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

after a great claypot rice dinner at chuen moon kee 銓满记 , there was a light drizzle, so we walked over to langham place looking for dessert.

we found honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 at level 4 of langham place. we were able to secure a seat for 4pax right away. when we were leaving there was a short queue at the front desk.

i was tired of the chinese dessert so ordered a green tea parfait. i guess this place a bit of a modern dessert place, not to talk about fusion.

the parfait was very good, not that it was better than say the mango sago 杨枝甘露 @ lucky dessert 发记甜品 at 2 prat street, tsimshatsui, which was also very good. it was just good, and different.

it was not quite in the league of a good japanese parfait like at-

  1. sun with moon, or at
  2. shokudo cineleisure.

still the fruits were refreshing. the green tea ice cream was good standard & so was the green tea jelly.

honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 @ langham place

honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 @ langham place

honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 @ langham place was quite well taken up.

langham place at mongkok

langham place at mongkok

very nice atrium design at langham place.

langham place at mongkok

langham place at mongkok

impressive!

honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

we ordered a green tea & durian ice cream dessert for our durian king friend.

greentea & durian ice creams @ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

greentea & durian ice creams @ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

i tried the durian ice cream. it was delicious! & the ice shavings & coconut was great.

mango sago @ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

mango sago @ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

another friend ordered the mango sago with cheng chow black jelly.

sago with palm fruit 海底椰西米露@ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

sago with palm fruit 海底椰西米露@ honeymoon dessert 满记甜品

the sago with palm fruit 海底椰西米露 was good too.

honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 @ langham place

honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 @ langham place

for me, i would rate this place as the best dessert stall i been to in this hong kong eat 7 hike trip.

c.h.e.f andy

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Nice HK$480 Set Dinner for 4pax @ Chuen Moon Kee 銓满记 on Day2 – 21Feb2017

garlic steamed abalones & prawns - HK$480 set dinner at chuen mun kee 銓满记

garlic steamed abalones & prawns – HK$480 set dinner at chuen moon kee 銓满记

a friend mentioned in the morning that how about trying the claypot rice in hong kong?

i googled and found this place chuen moon kee 銓满记 at mongkok which is near to our hotel.

so after returning from cheung chau to central ferry, we walked back the way through IFC Mall & mid-level travelators back to central mtr station, and took the mtr to mongkok station. it was quite easy to locate chuen moon kee 銓满记.

HK$480 set dinner at chuen mun kee 銓满记

HK$480 set dinner at chuen moon kee 銓满记

the experienced server pushed the set dinner to us.

he was very skilled, social guy, pushy to get the orders but courteous & responsive, not abusive. very professional service.

i was not particularly keen on set menu, as the objective was to try the hong kong claypot claypot rice 锅仔饭, so i would prefer ala carte. anyhow the server conceded that the HK$480 2pax set menu was good enough for 4pax, and it already included one claypot rice & the 例汤 soup of the day.

chuen mun kee 銓满记

chuen moon kee 銓满记

chuen mun kee 銓满记

chuen moon kee 銓满记

chuen moon kee 銓满记 quite popular, most tables taken up at 7pm.

spicy shells @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

spicy shells @ chuen moon kee 銓满记 

the mala 麻辣preparation for the 螺spicy shells was very good.

i don’t particularly like the taste of these shells, so the mala flavour actually did wonders to the dish, which would otherwise be “siap siap” ie a bit bitter after taste.

soup 例汤 @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

soup 例汤 @ chuen moon kee 銓满记

dinner started with the 例汤 soup of the day.

soup 例汤 @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

soup 例汤 @ chuen moon kee 銓满记

some meat & pim & pumpkin & radish.

soup was tasty enough, none too great…

roast pigeon @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

roast pigeon @ chuen moon kee 銓满记 the set came with roast pigen.

the roast pigeon was good!

but in hong kong where roast goose is so good, so flavourful, roast pigeon always feels like a waste of time for me. 🙂

1 in thick fish cakes @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

1 in thick fish cakes @ chuen moon kee 銓满记

the server emphasized the 1 in thick fish cakes.

didn’t think it was any special, basically like the fish cake selling at street vendors.

1 in thick fish cakes @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

1 in thick fish cakes @ chuen moon kee 銓满记

it was very good though very tasty.

fried mixed greens

fried mixed greens

& the fried mixed greens were very good too.

fried mixed greens

fried mixed greens

vegetables always fresh & good in hong kong. this was simple dish but well done.

腊味饭 claypot rice @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

腊味饭 claypot rice @ chuen moon kee 銓满记

& we could chose 1 claypot rice for the set.

腊味饭 claypot rice @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

腊味饭 claypot rice @ chuen moon kee 銓满记

we picked the 腊味饭.

the pork & liver sausages were really nice.

& the rice was fragrant, separate grains, fragrant & cooked just right.

腊味饭 claypot rice @ chuen mun kee 銓满记

腊味饭 claypot rice @ chuen moon kee 銓满记

& not to forget the garlic steamed abalones & prawns (top photo).

it was very good. fried garlic sauce really well done & flavourful. prawns were great with the garlic sauce. abalones were large. a bit like the australian green lip fresh abalones. never quite as good as dry abalones braised in brown sauce, but very well done as it is for fresh abalones.

so every dish was good really. i would count the soup as the dish that was below par by comparison to the other great dishes.

so the set dinner was actually pretty good. only thing for me is we didn’t get to try the different claypot rice, like they have the unagi rice 白鳝锅仔饭 & a host of others like chicken, roast duck etc.

i will definitely come back here to try more of these claypot rice dishes. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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Chuen Moon Kee 銓满记

Very Nice & Cheap Dessert at Cheung Chau on Day2 – 21Feb2017

fruit sago - cheap & nice dessert at cheung chau

fruit sago – cheap & nice dessert at cheung chau

my friends didn’t feel like walking around cheung chau island, so we just strolled the streets & looked at the stalls & vendors.

towards the end, before leaving by ferry, we found a nice dessert stall that looks good, and was indeed very good & cheap. can’t recall the name of the shop though.

we ordered a fruit cocktail sago with coconut milk recommended by the proprietress. it was very good . i think about HK$23 or something.

barley ginkyo nuts with tao huay

barley ginkyo nuts with tao huay 

the barley ginkyo nuts with tao huay  was good too.

black sesame paste with mochi 黑芝麻汤圆

black sesame paste with mochi 黑芝麻汤圆

the black sesame paste 黑芝麻糊 was good, competent not superb. it came with the added extras of mochi 汤圆.

dried orange peel red bean soup 陈皮红豆汤

dried orange peel red bean soup 陈皮红豆汤 

the dried orange peel red bean soup 陈皮红豆汤  was also good.

certainly it looked as good as the one at lucky dessert 发记甜品 at 2 prat street, tsimshatsui last evening.

fruit sago - cheap & nice dessert at cheung chau

fruit sago – cheap & nice dessert at cheung chau 

all the other 3 desserts were like HK$18, so the 4 dessert were like HK$77 or thereabout, and it was a very enjoyable experience even c/w lucky dessert 发记甜品 which cost like between 2x and 2.5x.

c.h.e.f andy

The Best! – Shiok Congee & Braises @ 振记粥面店, Cheung Chau Market Stall on Day2 – 21Feb2017

pig innards congee 状元及第粥 @ cheung chau market stall

pig innards congee 状元及第粥 @ 振记粥面店, cheung chau market stall

coming out cheung chau pier, we turned right & walked towards the market, taking in the street stalls & atmosphere.

it’s about 3.10pm after 55mins on the 2.15pm slow ferry from central ferry. many of the congee stalls on the side facing the water were closed.

振记粥面店, the nearest as we walked towards the market stalls, was opened. they sell braises (intestines, wings, gizzard, pig ears etc) & congee.

my friend ordered the pig innards congee 状元及第粥 @ 振记粥面店, cheung chau market stall.

it was very good, choke-full of ingredients, and the congee was smooth and sweet! ^^

small intestines pig stomach congee 粉肠滑肚粥 @ cheung chau market stall

small intestines pig stomach congee 粉肠滑肚粥 @ cheung chau market stall

he also ordered the small intestines pig stomach congee 粉肠滑肚粥.

this was excellent too! the small intestines 粉肠 were very good. the pig stomach滑肚 was very tender, just as it should be…& NOT the very poor ones at the not so good 极之好粥面家 we had earlier this morning.

i count the congee here as among the best.

braised items @ cheung chau market stall

braised items @ 振记粥面店, cheung chau market stall

the braises were delicious too! ^^

braised items @ cheung chau market stall

braised items @ 振记粥面店, cheung chau market stall

my friend ordered pig’s ears, big intestines, wings, pig’s skin & goose gizzard.

braised items @ cheung chau market stall

braised items @ 振记粥面店, cheung chau market stall

the braise was very tasty.

i must try to do this at home. this the typically teochew lighter colour braise, and yet it was very flavourful, nice sweet braise. quite perfect. (currently i used tai hua braising sauce, which is a dark colour & stronger braise).

c.h.e.f andy

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振记粥面店

Address:

Cheung Chau cooked food market