榴莲飘雪Durian Macha Dessert Best @ Honeymoon Dessert 满记甜品on12Sep2017 (Day 3 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

榴莲飘雪durian macha dessert

after a craving gratifying roast goose lunch at 鹅皇馆,

we went back hotel & rested at metropark mongkok till 4pm…

weather was cooler…went for walk from fa yuen street to mongkok side..

stopped by honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 at langham place mongkok…

langham place mongkok

langham place mongkok

langham place mongkok  is a modern, classy shopping mall like any in singapore…

long escalator@langham place mongkok

only that they have this scary incident few months back with the long escalator.

it sort of stopped midway & started moving backwards. luckily no one was injured.

杨枝甘露with cheng chow @ honeymoon dessert

we enjoyed a nice 杨枝甘露with cheng chow each.

it was refreshing, not too sweet, a good standard dessert.

杨枝甘露with cheng chow @ honeymoon dessert

杨枝甘露 though are a dime a dozen & the one (say) at tunglok signature, orchard parade with coconut ice cream would beat this by miles..

榴莲飘雪durian macha dessert

an excuse to eat another dessert? lol! ^^

whatever! but really not shiok enough leh, so we decided to order a 榴莲飘雪durian macha dessert to share.

and it was really good, like what we had last time here at honeymoon dessert 满记甜品 on 21.2.2017. ^^

bill HK$120

bill HK$120 not very cheap for dessert but it this pricing in singapore too…

after that, we went back & rested before going to 容记小菜王for a nice dinner.

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Our Best Roast Goose Restaurant this Trip on 12Sep2017 (Day 3 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

coffee @ hong lin restaurant

hong lin restaurant pin up menu

ornamental fish vendors

after the nice dimsum at timhowan @ shamshuipo,

we got back to prince edward & dropped by DBS Treasures for a free coffee..great service but they not outfitted for coffee lounge, so poor coffee..lol! 🙂

after that WM went to fa yuen street market & bought a whole load of sausage, dried oysters, wolfberries etc under wifee’s direction!

after that wai mun wanted tea so we stopped by again at hong lin restaurant 康年餐厅 & just had a coffee & a tea.

roast goose & chicken combo HK$98 

afterwards we went to 鹅皇馆opposite metropark & had the best goose & chicken 贵妃鸡! ^^

this one really must go back again la!

鹅皇馆

鹅皇馆 

鹅皇馆 was just directly across the road from our hotel metropark mongkok. so convenient. if it is good, no need to go all over the place just to eat roast goose la! 🙂

we were at the restaurant about 1.05pm. there was a good crowd but there was place so no need to queue. 🙂

roast goose & chicken combo HK$98

we ordered a roast goose & chicken combo HK$98 as we didn’t want to eat so much & have 1/2 roast goose like the day before at chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok.

& we didn’t want to have 2 plates of rice.

roast goose & chicken combo HK$98

there was a HK$10 supplement for combo.

the roast goose here very flavourful & tasty, as good as any la…

& the chicken was very good, i think better than chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok. and of course the scallions ginger sauce was just heavenly with the chicken!

we thought the serving was a bit small, but maybe it wasn’t really…just looking at the HK$230 1/2 roast goose at chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok for comparison.

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鹅皇馆

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Opening Hours:

 

Satisfaction Guaranteed Dimsum @ Timhowan Shamshuipo 添好运 on 12Sep2017 (Day3 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

dimsum at timhowan shamshuipo

we had plan to go timhowan at shamshuipo about 4pm on the day of our arrival on 10.9.2017.

but we had a late roast goose lunch at chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok, so was quite full. also weather was hot & we took refuge at our metropark hotel room. ^^

opening queue at timhowan

opening queue at timhowan

anyhow this morning we decided to go timhowan before opening at 10am on 12.9.2017. ^^

we arrived 9.50am. the queue was like 12pax. it was quite fine as timhowan would seat all in the first seating so it’s only 10mins wait.

basically full on opening

basically full on opening

& the queue grew & basically restaurant was full on opening. 🙂

crispy char siew pao

crispy char siew pao

i order crispy char siew pao, one of the 4 heavenly kings here 四大天王.

very nice, crispy skin & not too sweet char siew filling inside. a very good one really..

dimsum at timhowan shamshuipo

liver cheong fun 润肠

ordered the liver cheong fun 润肠 also.

it’s another of the 4 heavenly kings四大天王 dishes. 🙂

steamed pork rib chicken feet rice

we ordered steamed pork rib chicken feet rice , a favourite dimsum item for me, not so comoon in singapore dimsum places.

steamed pork rib chicken feet rice

steamed pork rib chicken feet rice

rice very nice especially with the sauce.

steamed pork rib chicken feet rice

really goo!

later we poured the steamed pork ribs & steamed pork ribs. 🙂

steamed chicken feet

steamed chicken feet very nice! flufy from deepfry & great texture, very tasty sauce & a wonderful dish.

steamed pork ribs

steamed pork ribs excellent too! it was meaty & tasty, unlike some dimsum restaurants in singapore where they were sometimes fat & bony.

hum swee kok咸水饺

i ordered hum swee kok咸水饺. pretty good too, but maybe not so special!

dimsum HKS$120nett for 2

break fast was HK$120 for 2pax.

pretty good, i figured. never been disappointed, satisfaction guaranteed every time!

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Timhowan @ shamshuipo

 

Excellent 九记潮州打冷餐馆 Kau Kee Chiu Chow Restaurant Mongkok on 11Sep2017 (Day2 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

braised goose 潮州卤鹅

i had been to quite many daipaidong in hong kong, but never quite been to a teochew daipaidong.

i was reading about Kau Kee Chiu Chow Restaurant 九记潮州打冷餐馆 at mongkok. i must admit i was quite thrilled & expectant to try it.

so this evening WM & I, and WT & wife GY, arranged to meet at kau kee at 7pm on 11.92017. ^^

九记潮州打冷餐馆 mongkok

九记潮州打冷餐馆 mongkok

九记潮州打冷餐馆 mongkok

WM & I went a bit early at 6.35pm, first time here. restaurant looked small (but actually they have upstairs) & empty. there were not many diners at the time, wasn’t sure what to expect but crowd started flowing in & place basically packed by 7pm+.

WT & GY were a bit loss so came a while after 7pm. and we saw during the time, a continuous stream of locals filling up the restaurant, that thye came to ask to share our table, but we said we had 2pax more on the way. 🙂

pig stomach soup

food was super! every dish was great!

we ordered a pig stomach soup, having had a very good one at lunch earlier at tao heung.

pig stomach soup

it looked not great but in fact it was very tasty, just like what we had at lunch.

braised goose 潮州卤鹅

i ordered the braised goose 潮州卤鹅. it was tender & tasty…, nice flavourful braise & meat was tender.

mix braises 卤味拼盘

the mix braises 卤味拼盘 like 8 different items …taste ok not the best dish for me.

mix braises 卤味拼盘

not really spectacular. in fact the single item braise goose was better. but it was interesting to try goose intestines, birth intestines etc.

oyster porridge

the oyster porridge was very good too, very tasty & many, many plump large fresh oysters.

oyster porridge

it was really good i think. 🙂

oyster porridge

such a simple dish & so very tasty…

fried beef with sotong & celery

the 2 fried dishes were excellent-best was the celery with squid & beef….小炒王also good..

the fried beef with sotong & celery was way above expectation…super wok hae so very flavourful!

and the beef, sotong & celery were all excellent.

小炒王

the 小炒王 also very good, much better than the one at 容记小菜王 we had next day..

chicken blood 鸡红

we read about the chicken blood 鸡红 but forgot to order.

my friends saw many tables ordering it so added the dish.

it was super tasty, very smooth & very sweet.

chicken blood 鸡红

the stock was very tasty also..

minced squid & pork

we had salted fish minced pork often so decided to try the steamed minced pork with squid.

nice too, squid slight tough so this & braised combo were the 2 dishes that are less great for me

it was ok but not that great. salted fish minced pork would have been nicer.

minced squid & pork

the minced pork was not as smooth & tasty as the one i make.

bill HK$599

excellent dinner 4pax HK$599 👍👍👍 this place sure come back

service by the young girl very bad..the other middleage servers ok

c.h.e.f andy

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九记潮州打冷餐馆 Kau Kee Chiu Chow Restaurant Mongkok

Address:


G/F & M/F, 111 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

 

 

Singularly Poor Kuehs & Chendol @ Indonesia Restaurant Tsimshatsui on 11Sep2017 (Day2 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

kuehs & chendol

after an excellent lunch at tao heung tsimshatsui, though without great promo dishes like last time,

we walked around tsimshatsui to look for a tong swee stall 糖水.

alas unlike mongkok/prince locality where there are tong swee stall 糖水 in the dozen, we could not find any after walking for 20mins, except for 许留山which we did not want to go.

giving up, we stumbled into this indonesia restaurant.

on hindsight should have gone to 许留山, which would still be better than this.

indonesia restaurant 

we thought of having chendol & kueh, that’s why, lol! 🙂

kuehs 

kueh passable, but not really fragrant & “pang” as they should be.

indonesia restaurant 

& chendol? not quite chendol at all..maybe just milk, could not taste gula melaka? what chendol is that?

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Indonesia Restaurant

Address:

1/F-2/F, 66 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact:

Great 6pax Lunch @ Tao Heung 稻香 Tsimshatsui on 11Sep2017 (Day2 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

teochew dimsum duo 鸳鸯双潮

we had good food at best value prices both times at Tao Heung 稻香 tsimshatsui previously-

  1. 1/2 roast BB suckling pig, 1/2 roast goose etc for 6pax for HK$931 on 11.1.2016.
  2. 1/2 roast goose and steamed live 1kg garoupa etc for 4pax for HK$521 on 20.2.2017 

so for today we decided to go back to Tao Heung 稻香 tsimshatsui for 6pax lunch on 11.9.2017.^^

WT & GY arrived this morning. CCG & MT were here since saturday & they could also join us for lunch today.

teochew dimsum duo 鸳鸯双潮

we ordered some dimsum.

the teochew dimsum duo 鸳鸯双潮 were good. 潮州粉果always a favourite for me. the other dimsum also nice.

fupeiquin腐皮卷

this fupeiquin腐皮卷 not so great, not so tasty & bean curd skin a bit thick & not so smooth.

siew mai

siew mai was good especially with the xo chili.

steamed chicken feet & pork ribs

steamed chicken feet & pork ribs were ok but poor in presentation. nothing the standard of timhowan at shamshuipo WM & i visited the bext day. 🙂

lie tong with arrow roots 例汤粉葛猪肉

we ordered a combo – a lie tong with arrow roots 例汤粉葛猪肉  & a fried rice.

the male server was pushing the item at us. unlikely previously there were not many good promo & great value items so we ordered this one.

the lie tong was very good, not better than the usual marvellous soup at good hong kong restaurants, but good anyway!

very tasty with pork & the arrow root.

pig stomach soup

we ordered a pig stomach soup, like a appetiser or side dish, anyway just HK$38.

pig stomach soup

it turned out to be very good.

nice peppery soup with great flavours of pig stomach, bitter gourd, taukee etc.

a really great dish, i sure will order this again la!

kailan claypot 芥蓝煲 with kurobuta.

we wanted some veg & the male server recommended the kailan claypot 芥蓝煲.

veyr good recommendation, a really tasty dish! pork was very tender & tasty, and overall dish had superb wokhae!

fried kailan stems with kurobuta

everyone liked this.

very good fried rice

the fried rice was a combo item together with the lie tong.

fried rice with excellent chili

it was really nice take together with the xo chili.

really shiok!

bill HK$520

actually we like ordered very few items & we had 6pax, but somehow we were quite full.

they forgot to enter our order for 1/2 roast goose. we decided not to have it so it was just HK$520 for 6pax lunch.

today no special promo that were great value like 1/2 roast goose for HK$118 (22.2.2017) or 1/2 roast BB suckling pig HK$148. still the dishes we ordered were nice & lunch was just HK$520 for 6pax. very good deal of course!

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Tao Heung 稻香 (Tsimshatsui)

Address:
G/F, Star Mansion, 3 Minden Row, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀緬甸臺3號恆星樓地下
 Contact:
Tel: 8300 8084
Opening hrs: open daily till 1am

Good Congee @ Mui Kee Congee 妹記生滾粥品 on 11Sep2017 (Day2 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

pig innard congee 及第粥

we had great congee at WM’s favourite mui kee congee 妹記生滾粥品 last trip on 22.2.2017.

so this morning we took a short walk to mui kee at level 3 of fa yuen street 花园街market & cooked food centre on 11.9.2017. ^^

mui kee congee

they started an outlet in singapore in june this year i think at botanic garden visitors’ centre side near casa verde…

pig liver congee 猪润粥

we ordered the pig innard congee 及第粥 & pig liver & small intestines congee 猪润粉肠粥 。

both very nice, very smooth & sweet, excellent hong kong style smooth congee滑粥.

dough fritters 油条

the dough fritters 油条 was ok crispy, not so tasty & a bit tough, not like the excellent 油条 at tuan yuan bakuteh. 

generally i wouldn’t order you tiao at bkt or these congee place as they would be not freshly made & exposed to air…only the tuan yuan one was special.

coffee at hong lin restaurant

after that had coffee at  hong lin restaurant 康年餐厅 plus share one polo bun 菠萝包.

man wah restaurant

we passed by a dimsum place man wah restaurant, looks good will try go breakfast one day if time permits.

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Mui Kee congee 妹記生滾粥品