容记小菜王 is located along prince edward road west & right next to metropark mongkok, just a few steps away from the prince edward road w entrance to the hotel.
on the first day, we went around 8.15pm & there was a queue. this time we went at 6pm & made a reservation leaving our name & contact.
at 7pm we arrived at the restaurant & was ushered upstairs on 12.9.2017.^^
this 容记小菜王 looked very much more upmarket c/w the stall we passed by at fuk wing street on the way to timhowan @ shamshuipo this morning…. so the owner sold the stall in fuk wing street & then start over again here? will read up later la…
there were fresh seafood tanks at the back.
we ordered the 仔宝 combo promotions. 🙂
promos went something like that –
- order 2xmantis prawns = 2xHK&78=HK$156 then 4 razor clams = HK$120
- order regular roast goose HK$98 then lobster noodles = HK$140
whatever! that’s the best we could get lor…
the steamed razor clams were competent, maybe very slightly over, certainly no better than (say) ah yat here.
still, quite nice dish…
the roast goose i thought pretty good, though now WM & i worshipped 鹅皇馆 as the new god of roast goose…
if you asked me, this HK$98 例牌 portion looked remarkably like about same size as the HK$230 1/2 goose we had at chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok on 10.9.2017??
i think quite ok serving of a nice roast goose dish for HK&98. 🙂
the mantis prawns were rather a guess work for us, difficult to tell if it would be worth it, but we ordered anyway.
WM said his piece not much meat, but somehow the piece i took (i thought i took the smaller head piece) actually had lots of meat. & the meat was not sticking to the shell so that was good, and it was very sweet too. the shell had this mala flavour which was nice but most important was still the meat itself, tender & sweet! 🙂
it was expensive maybe, but <S$30 for 2 large mantis prawn maybe quite ok by singapore price.
the boston lobster noodles was HK$140.
lobster was fresh & nice of course.
braising stock 上汤焗 a bit not up to standard.
like WT said, both of us can braise a tastier yee meen.
HK$140 price was fraction of singapore restaurant price, though ah yat’s promotion rice is S$29.80 so not far from this also..
other reviewers had written about the 小炒皇 HK$88, this being like a signature dish for 容记小菜王
quite disappointing really, overly salty, not 1/2 the standard of Kau Kee Chiu Chow Restaurant 九记潮州打冷餐馆 which was excellent & had great wokhae.
dinner was HK$738 for 4pax, quite ok by hong kong price i guess.
& restaurant try to get away by charging HK$148 for the razor clams. only after i pointed out the 仔宝 combo promotions, then they corrected it to HK$120…& came up with all manner of stories…not a good management practice, someone please tell them!