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

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