Good Polo Bun 菠萝包 @ Hong Lin Restaurant on 10Sep2017 (Day 1 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

polo buns 菠萝包 @ hong lin restaurant 康年餐厅

after a good roast goose lunch at chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok, 

we took a walk along argyle street & walked along sai yeung choi street & tung choi street.

we decided to stop for a break at hong lin restaurant康年餐厅. we had nice polo bun 菠萝包 here during our last HK trip on 22.2.2017.

HK$30 polo bun 菠萝包drink set

chilled red beans drink

HK$30 polo bun 菠萝包drink set so we took that to share. it came with a chilled red beans drink which was pretty good actually not too sweet.

the polo buns were coming off the oven in trays & people were buying off the rack (kind of) in take-outs (tapao) outside the restaurant.

so our polo bun 菠萝包 was warm & crispy & just fresh off the oven! jolly good.

i am growing to like this polo bun 菠萝包, quite different from my very first reaction at kam wah cafe 金华茶餐厅on 12jan2016. 

hong lin was crowded at near 3pm. we shared a table with a couple & chat them up & asked how they think hong lin c/w kam wah cafe 金华茶餐厅. and later they left & 2 ladies joined us, we asked them the same thing.

this bias sample of course, as they were here at hong lin. both pairs said they prefer hong lin, polo buns just as good, better service & buns hot off the oven.

egg tart HK$6

we decided jsut one egg tart to share (the photo above was taken form the serving to the ladies pair that shared the table with us).

egg tart was good. think as good as tai cheung in hong kong & singapore.

bil HK$36

so the tea break was HK$36. that’s because we were just tasting, having had a full roast goose lunch already.

enjoy much though, nice polo bun, egg tart & drink & good chat with the local hongkongers.

c.h.e.f andy


Good Chan Kee Roast Goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 on 10Sep2017 (Day 1 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

1/2 chan kee roast goose HK$230

the last few visits, we mostly go to yat lok for our roast goose.

yat lok was like top 5 in most reviews, and yung kee is too expensive. i was not motivated to try kam’s roast goose at wan chai as it was usually out of the way & not very interesting for me after reading some reviews.

during our jan2016 trip, our RI bros had good roast goose also at Fu Kee Congee Mongkok 富记粥品旺角.

1/2 chan kee oast goose HK$230

for today we decided to try chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok.

it was just 1 MTR stop from prince station where our hotel metropark is located. anyway we decided to just walk from metropark along shanghai street. not difficult to locate chan kee.

it was past 1pm. no need to queue but restaurant quite full. we managed to get a squeezy tiny 2pax table.

chan kee menu

choices a bit more limited when just 2pax ordering.

anyhow we decided to order 1/2 roast goose HK$230 & 1 meal – chicken & roast pork combo rice plate HK$52.

1/2 chan kee roast goose HK$230

the roast goose was good, flavourful.

we commented (to ourselves) on entering restaurant that the bird was small & looked more like duck so we asked if they still had goose. reply was “yes, how many you want to order?” ..didn’t sound too pleased right?

1/2 chan kee roast goose HK$230

the 1/2 goose looked tiny. luckily taste was good, and quite nice with the plum sauce 梅酱

chicken & roast pork rice HK$52

very squeezy. there was no place to put of table, so had to carry plate in one hand & tae photo.

chicken & roast pork rice HK$52

roast pork quite nice & the poached chicken 贵妃鸡 was nice with the ginger scallion sauce which was a bit salty & nice for that.

i must make the sauce myself…quite easy i think..

roast goose & chicken, roast pork

we enjoyed the lunch, roast goose, roast pork & chicken. not cheap though

bill HK$282

lunch was HK$282. like S$49 for 2pax. well we come hong kong to eat roast goose, so it’s money we want to spend. better than going to kam’s in singapore to eat 1/2 roast duck at higher price i guess.

chan kee supposed to be among top 5 best roast goose in HK. roast goose was indeed quite good but didn’t feel much special…

by comparison, i still think yat lok is better!

c.h.e.f andy


Chan Kee Roast Goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 @ Mongkok

427 Reclamation St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong


daily 11AM–11PM
Phone: +852 2491 0722

SQ Flight, Cityflyer Bus A21 and Metropark Hotel (Day 1 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

J made png kueh – nice

OPS bro visiting hong kong, shenzhen & guangzhou and going back to his ancestral village gulao 古劳. he asked us to join him during the HK part of the trip plus a day in SZ.

WM & I decided to join & we flew in to HK on 10.9.2017. ^^

SQ flight departure 7.30am. i hate these early flights but no choice cheaper airtickets. today my daughter send me to arrive changi T3 at 6am, otherwise taxi surcharge etc would be ex. T2 asia treasures lounge only open at 7am, and not really enough time to take sky train to T3 asia treasure lounge.

WM’s wife J bought us some png kueh, nice especially with the very spicy chili she made. shiok la!

the outbound flight was a really ancient SIA aircraft..never took such an old SIA plane before.I was thinking jetstar WT took next morning would be new than this. & it was!

no USB charger on board! & screen was maybe 6″ or felt more like 4″ real tiny.watched mommy (2017) & unblocked 1/2way…

SQfood – pork braised noodles ok edible

food on board passable. pork braised noodles ok edible. WM said the western meal – sausage & egg were bad though.

SQfood – pork braised noodles ok edible

well i had better SQ food to hong kong most other times…not great today!

tsingma bridge

tsingma bridge

we bought octopus & HK$88 sim card 1.5G for 5days.

later i found out that singtel now only charge S$20 for 1G for 1 month for like 19 countries. so next time will just do that!

then we took A21 cityflyer bus.

quite convenient just 5stops about 45mins  & stop directly at the entrance of metropark hotel.

we found out though that returning hotel to airport not as convenient. the option was to go walk to mongkok bus stop with luggage OR walk shorter distance to board the connecting bus to kowloon airport express station. we decided to just take the MTR from prince to tsing yi change at lai king, & then board the airport express at tsing yi.

metropark hotel room

metropark hotel room

check in metropark. S$474nett for 4nights.

room was not ready so we went for lunch to chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok to have lunch before checking in to our room.

this room we got the renovated wing. looks new but rooms are smaller.

c.h.e.f andy