Roast Goose the Best! @ 鹅皇馆 on 14Sep2017 (Day of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

鹅皇馆 meal

WM & I had already decided the roast goose at 鹅皇馆 was the best when we tried it on 12.9.2017. 

after our shiokalicious ngau lam meen 牛腩面 at  Kuen Kee Noodle 權記粉麵茶餐廳 at tonh choi street,

we decided might as well eat the roast goose first before going back to hotel room & checking out, so that’s what we did, on 14.9.2017.^^

鹅皇馆

actually it’s probably NOT better than yat lok at stanley street. looking at the past photos, yat lok’s roast goose still looks best & the most appetizing. 

roast goose rice HK$55

we ordered a plate of roast goose rice HK$55  and a plate of chicken rice HK$48.

the combined may not be much more if any c/w with the HK$98 combo we had the other day, but this was HK$103 in total & we got 2 free coffee to go with it… 🙂

roast goose rice HK$55

roast goose was so flavourful & delicious! 🙂

chicken rice HK$48

chicken rice HK$48

& the chicken 贵妃鸡 meat so sweet & very nice especially with the scallions ginger sauce.

chicken roast goose rice

we each took our share of the chicken & roast goose, and just enjoy la…

bill HK$103 for 2pax lunch HK$380 for 1 roast goose takeaway

& we took away 1 roast goose cut in 1/2 each.

so bill was HK$103 for 2pax lunch HK$380 for 1 roast goose takeaway. 🙂

1/2 roast goose

1/2 roast goose

we brought the roast goose on the flight back singapore.

wife & children loved just it!

c.h.e.f andy

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鹅皇馆

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The Real Thing! Ngau Lam Meen 牛腩面 @ Kuen Kee Noodle 權記粉麵茶餐廳 on 14Sep2017 (Day 5 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

ngau lam meen 牛腩面 HK$32

finally got to eat the real thing – hong kong ngau lam meen 牛腩面.

what we had on Day 1, the 牛三宝=牛腩牛根牛肚 HK$38 at 牛棚 at fa yuen street, was good, but not enough shiok for me….

this morning actually we intended to have brunch at 鹅皇馆, but the roast goose was not ready at 10.15am, so we walked over to Kuen Kee Noodle 權記粉麵茶餐廳 at tonh choi street.

ngau lam meen 牛腩面 HK$32

here looking at the ngau lam 牛腩, we decided we didn’t even need to have 牛根牛肚.

the ngau lam 牛腩 looked like 蹦沙腩(have 胶 or collagen), just what i wanted. so we decided to order just ngau lam meen 牛腩面.

ngau lam meen 牛腩面 HK$32 

so very satisfying.

ngau lam 牛腩 was so tasty, the perfect texture & taste. should have taken this the first day!

bill HK$78

can order coffee at HK$7 with the ngau lam meen 牛腩面 . coffee at these eateries are quite good.

c.h.e.f andy

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Kuen Kee Noodle 權記粉麵茶餐廳

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Enjoying Dessert Again @ Hoi Kee Walnut Place 海記合桃坊甜品 on 13Sep2017 (Day4 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

mango & durian dessert

after full day trip to shenzhen & a very good dinner at ,

WM & i were back at prince station. we decided to go to Hoi Kee Walnut Place 海記合桃坊甜品 to have something cold & to chill on 13.9.2017. ^^

hoi kee again 海记

hoi kee 海记

hoi kee like always, had a good crowd of customers, but turnover is fast, so we got our seats with no waiting…

we were like the only foreigner here, maybe there was 1 table with koreans…

hai kee menu

usually we would go for the paste. really it is the thing to take in hong kong as they do that very well every shop you go, whereas other not traditional dessert we get easily in singapore.

hoi kee 海记 menu

hoi kee 海记 menu

this evening though, we wanted a change so went for the more contemporary dessert.

mango & durian dessert

thinking of the excellent 榴莲飘雪Durian Macha Dessert at Honeymoon Dessert 满记甜品,

i ordered the durian ice cream dessert 榴莲雪乐冰。

durian dessert

it was way off the 榴莲飘雪Durian Macha Dessert at Honeymoon Dessert 满记甜品 though.

i guess kind of expected. not their forte here so nice but just mediocre. durian is sweeter far less flavour c/w honeymoon dessert’s 榴莲飘雪.

mango dessert

WM took the mango blueberry dessert.

nice dessert too!

lotus seeds with tao huay 莲子豆腐花

anyway tonight our last evening in hong kong before returning to singapore.

we wanted to chill a bit more & being greedy in ordered another  lotus seeds with tao huay 莲子豆腐花.

the lotus seeds were ok just not infused enough with syrup, the tau huay was very smooth. i think the sugar should be a syrup instead…

炖蛋

WM ordered his favourite 炖蛋. still nice too, almost like a sweet chawan mushi …this one really not my kind of dessert la…

bill HK$83

we had a great time chillin gout.

final bill came to HK$120 after we added 炖蛋  & lotus seeds with tao huay 莲子豆腐花. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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Hoi Kee Walnut Place 海記合桃坊甜品 

Address:

232 Sai Yeung Choi St S, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Contact:

+852 2399 7973

 

Shenzhen华强北Electronic Shops, Coffee Break, 东门老街Laojie on 13Sep2017 (Day 4 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

华强北

 after the wonderful braised pork noodles + pig oran soup at 东贝爱面科学馆outlet.

WW brought us to 华强北 to look at the electronic goods & accesories.

华强北

a huge place, and together with laojie 老街, felt like 10x what JB city square, KSL etc areas have to offer.

华强北

& unlike our causeway & second link, going across from hong kong to shenzhen is a breeze – a 45mins MTR ride on eastern rail 东铁线 from tsimshatsui to luohu, walk across the border immigration checkpoints & take the metro from shenzhen luohu station to the various places..

coffee stop

after 华强北  we had an unexpectedly good lunch.

after lunch we had coffee i think at pacific coffee???

coffee stop-tesla RMB740k

the tesla showroom was just at the other side of the square.

so we went to “kay poh” a bit…

RMB 740k, fraction of cost in singapore if tesla decided to drop by again after packing up some years back…

actually i didn’t think much of the shape & especially the interior, very average …

coffee stop

coffee stop

深圳东门老街laojie

after coffee we went walking around 深圳东门老街laojie.

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

many stalls and quite many cut fruit stalls at 深圳东门老街laojie…

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

mcdonald’s @ 深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

深圳东门老街laojie

a really huge pedestrian area 步行街….17.6hectares of it according to baidu-

  • 东门老街,全称深圳东门商业步行街区,北至立新路,南至深南路,东到东门中路,西至新园路,总占地面积17.6万平方米。古代深圳的根,在南头老城;而近代深圳的根,则在“深圳墟”。

深圳东门老街广场青铜大钟laojie copper bell

深圳东门老街广场青铜大钟laojie copper bell

the 深圳东门老街广场青铜大钟laojie copper bell…there is another bell on the western square-

老街东西两个广场———老街广场和时代广场,为东门老街拓展出了“呼吸空间”,购物者和市民也有了难得的现代观光场所。广场由大王椰、风信子、百合、郁金香等名贵花木和喷泉、雕塑、休闲亭组成,形成商业街独有的美丽街心风景。两个广场还分别设置了一组以时间为主题的青铜大钟雕塑,体现历史文化与现代文化的冲撞。大钟早晚会各敲响一次,早上鸣钟表现人们对新的一天的希望与祈盼,晚上鸣钟表现人们一天的辛劳与收获,体现了时间就是金钱,效率就是生命的丰富内涵。.

深圳东门老街laojie wall

深圳东门老街laojie wall

深圳东门老街laojie wall

and there is a 青铜浮雕“东门墟市图” like a copper sculpture tourist guide map of dongmenlajie.

深圳东门老街laojie

DMD Food City东门町美食城

there were many street food stalls at DMD Food City东门町美食城 .

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

braised trotters, similar to korean jogbal 족발 preparation..

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

roti prata….

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

DMD Food City东门町美食城

many stalls & many people.

GY bought 3 羊肉串 for us to try…not my favourite…usually too salty..

we didn’t buy other street food since we planning to go for a nice seafood dinner.

after DMD Food City东门町美食城, we took quite a long 20mins walk over to Baofa Restaurant 宝发食馆 Leyuan Road, where we had a very nice seafood dinner…eat to full la…

c.h.e.f andy

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深圳东门老街laojie

Luohu, Shenzhen, China, 518000

DMD Food City 东门町美食城

Address:

Yongxin Rd, DongMen, Luohu Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518000

Going Up 莲花山 and Deng Xiao Ping Statue邓小平塑像 on 13Sep2017(Day 4 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

air roots

WT’s younger brother, WW, has been living in shenzhen for 9 yrs.

after the really delicious pig organs soup + braised pork noodlesat 东贝爱面科学馆outlet,

WW brought us around first to look at the electronic retail shops at 华强北on 13.9.2017.

these are of course like 100 x sim lim square, entire blocks of buildings selling goods & accessories, like 10x that in JB.

air roots

after that we took the metro to i think children’s palace 少年宫 station and walk up 莲花山公园.

going up 莲花山

going up 莲花山

going up 莲花山

going up 莲花山

莲花山公园山顶广场 is only 106m, but it was mid day sun in hot weather about 33degC.

going up 莲花山

fair bit of walking…

the world’s tallest office building ping an financial centre at 600m

the view atop 莲花山公园山顶广 was magnificient.

we can see the world’s tallest office building ping an financial centre at 600m to the south..

the world’s tallest office building ping an financial centre at 600m – view from 莲花山

the world’s tallest office building ping an financial centre at 600m – view from 莲花山 

& in the direction of shenzhen convention & exhibition centre…

the world’s tallest office building ping an financial centre at 600m – view from 莲花山

wonderful vista…

the deng xiao ping statue邓小平塑像 sstanding atop the 莲花山公园山顶广 was completed nov2000.

shenzhen development of course owed largely to deng xiao ping’s modernisation effort, the 14 coastal cities, after visiting singapore.

for me, 邓小平 was a giant in history, having touched the lives of 100s of millions of chinese & turning them for the better within one generation.

莲花山公园山顶广场 106m

莲花山公园山顶广场 106m 

in cooler weather, this 莲花山公园山顶广场  would have been a perfect place for picnic, family outing, relaxation, likely mass taiji & yoga venues..

water caligraphy to chinese music 

& there is guy doing water caligraphy to chinese music. i think maybe 高山流水.

despite the heat, a great outing & good exercise…lol!

afterwards we had an unexpectedly excellent lunch at a restaurant at the underground mall at the station.

c.h.e.f andy

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Lianhuashan Park 莲花山公园

Address:

6030 Hong Li Lu, FuTian CBD, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518000

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Nice Seafood Dinner @ Baofa Restaurant 宝发食馆 Leyuan Road on 13Sep2017 (Day 4 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

salmon sashimi 三文鱼寿司

after walking round 老街, looking at the street stalls and especially the food street, we walked over to 宝发Baofa Seafood Restaurant at Leyuan Road on 13.9.2017. ^^.

20mins walk from 老街 to 宝发

it was quite a long 20mins walk from 老街 to 宝发actually, and my friend WM was quite tired, after the deng xiao ping memorial @ lian hua shan 莲花山 climb in the heat of mid-day sun earlier…

宝发seafood restaurant

there are many restaurants along leyuan road, and 宝发seafood restaurant is the one WW frequents & knows well.

宝发seafood restaurant

restaurant had good traffic.

宝发seafood restaurant

it is hard to know which restaurant to go if you don’t know the place as they all have tanks of live seafood & basically sells the same thing with slight difference in prices. it may also be that there is not really much difference one from the next.

宝发seafood restaurant picture menu

there was picture menu which is always helpful.

WW & GY knew what they were ordering so we were in good hands.

order chit

the order chit showed we ordered turtle 水鱼(in southeren china) or 甲鱼(in northern china) but the dish never came & when we checked, it was not entered into the system.

just as well, as we were too full already after all the other dishes…

salmon sashimi 三文鱼寿司

the salmon sashimi 三文鱼寿司was good, fresh, sweet.

nothing special as we can get very good quality fresh salmon sashimi including toro (belly) cuts in singapore, and salmon sashimi is cheap in singapore.

贵妃鸡

the 贵妃鸡 was good, though i think it was maybe about chan kee roast goose 深圳陈记烧鹅 at mongkok standard or lower & not quite 鹅皇馆 standard.

贵妃鸡

still, always enjoy the sweet chicken with the scallion ginger sauce.

mantis prawns

the mantis prawns were small ones, comparable to (or maybe larger than?) keong kee 强记鸡粥 (near tai wei mtr),

but much smaller than what we had at 容记小菜王 prince edward last evening.

i enjoyed the mantis prawns last evening & generally i would think a larger mantis prawn is meatier & tastier. WW taught us how to eat the mantis prawns, tear away the legs, then peeled the shell from the side & the meat came out whole piece, and in fact most of it did not stick to the shell. so i would say this was very enjoyable dish & maybe price to value this would be much better c/w with  容记小菜王 prince edward

mantis prawns

prawns were quite meaty even though small & very sweet.

i have never particularly like mantis prawns, but now i learning to appreciate the dish. lol!^^

lala clams

the heavy shell lala clams were quite average.

i can do a manila clam (lala) much better than this. lol!

geoduck sashimi 象鼻蚌寿司

the highlight was geoduck (pronounced “gui” duck), which is GY’s favourite.

needless to say, it was very good, very sweet & fresh & tasty with the wasabi.

geoduck porridge 象鼻蚌稀饭

& whatever was left including part of the entrails not served as sashimi was used to make geoduck porridge 象鼻蚌稀饭.

geoduck porridge 象鼻蚌稀饭

the porridge came too early, was one of the first dishes served, way before the geoduck sashimi arrived at the table????

& by the time we started to eat, the soup were absorbed into the rice, NOT great!

geoduck porridge 象鼻蚌稀饭

the restaurant was sensible enough to do a service recovery, so they took it back & added tasty soup & veg etc & came back with a nice looking bowl.

it was quite nice, not fantastic, but good enough. we couldn’t eat much in any case.

romaine lettuce 油麦菜

the romaine lettuce 油麦菜was quite ordinary.

bill RMB768

the bill was RMB768 nett so maybe like S$160.

not sure it was cheap at all by china or shenzhen prices, but by singapore prices, you probably buy only the 900g geoduck sashimi for this price at many of our seafood restaurants.

it was a very enjoyable diner, after whole day out & a fair bit of walking, nice relaxing dinner & good chat among close friends. a very nice evening indeed!

c.h.e.f andy

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Baofa Restaurant 宝发食馆

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An Unexpected Excellent Lunch at a Metro Sichuan Restaurant in Shenzhen (Day 4 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

口水鸡 saliva chicken

after visiting deng xiao ping memorial 邓小平铜像 and climbing 莲花山公园 in mid-day sun,

we went back to the underground shopping arcade at the station & GY who stayed at the station & who did not join us at 莲花山公园,met us for lunch..

we dropped in at a sichuan restaurant (will find out the name later).

service was singularly bad!!!

told us no tables inside restaurant, then told us al fresco section was closed. when finally seated inside, told us not to read menu for so long!!!

luckily the food was exceptionally good, and 8 dishes for 5pax for RMB251.

all is NOT forgiven, but who cares…lei lei toh mong keh..我们吃我们的….傻子才理你….lol! ^^

a surprisingly good lunch..every dish was good except 生煎包…… 口水鸡 mala sauce was really flavourful, very good standard..

i must try if i can produce the simple flavourful vegetable dishes & revisit my 口水鸡

mala yellow croaker 麻辣小黄鱼

mala yellow croaker 麻辣小黄鱼

i would go for either chilled yellow croaker or steamed fish rather than a fried one…that is until i tried this mala yellow croaker 麻辣小黄鱼!

so fragrant, so tasty, so sweet!

fragrant mala frog 干香田鸡

fragrant mala frog 干香田鸡 was great too! very tender & the sides & mala flavours shiok la!

braised trotters 卤猪手

braised trotters 卤猪手

the braised trotters 卤猪手 was the korean Jokbal (족발) preparation, the dry type with very good bites of the skin & tendons, not the soft collagen skin type. i like both preparations…

fried cauliflowers

fried cauliflowers

the simple fried cauliflowers were so nice! so tasty!

deep fried mushrooms 椒盐野生菌

so was the deep fried mushrooms 椒盐野生菌. really fragrant! how a good 椒盐 dish should be done la!

生煎包

生煎包  not good skin was thick & basically no soup inside!

GY ordered the 酒酿园子, a dessert i very seldom had. that was very good too, excellent wine flavours…

bil RMB251

& all these just for RMB251…only can get in china!

c.h.e.f andy

Best Pig Organs Soup + Braised Pork Noodles @ 深圳东贝爱面科学馆 on 13Sep2017 (Day 4 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

pig organs soup + braised pork noodles

my OPS bro leaving hong kong for shenzhen this morning on 13.9.2017, then onward to guangzhou & then gulao (古劳) his ancestral village. ^^

he was the reason WM & I came for this trip to hong kong on a still hot month like sep. never coming back here on sep! lol!

& today we followed WT & GY to shenzhen & was met by WT’s brother WW.

getting through HK checkpoint & entering China checkpoint was a breeze. in fact we went through electronic gates at China checkpoint, so almost no queue.

the strange thing is that GY, WT’s wife is chinese nationality, & they require a special travel document to enter HK & Macau from China. I am guessing they are trying to prevent chinese flooding HK & Macau, and if these chinese have the means of travelling outside china like to singapore then they are allowed to enter HK & Macau from third countries. so it’s discriminatory but it avoided mass entry of chinese into the 2 territories…whatever!

pig organs soup + braised pork noodles

WW booked hotel for WT & GY at 科学馆metro station, next to his own rented apartment.

while they were checking into hotel, WW arranged for WM & I to have some breakfast at 东贝爱面科学馆outlet. we had a really delicious if heavy pig organs soup.

this place looked like an aircon basement food court (but only 1 shop) & no customers i guess at this hour (10.50am)???

braised pork noodles

one difference from singapore pig organ soup is it is served with a tossed noodles with braised pork.

i guess a bit like malaysia/JB’s kuay toew kia. 🙂

braised pork noodles

the noodles absolutely delicious, with the braised pork, tasty & tender perfect texture & very tasty sauce.

pig organs soup

the pig organs soup was excellent of course, very tasty & great ingredients.

pig organs soup

as good as singapore’s, not so peppery. 🙂

some seafood roll like our otah

WW ordered i guess something difference for us to try.

it was a minced seafood roll, with a layer of skin, not sure what it was made of, some starch from some crops?

some seafood roll like our otah

it was pretty nice also.

the best way i can describe it is it is like otah served in restaurants with chunky seafood.

otah not my favourite…maybe otah slightly better than this as it has some spices.

drink

we had some lime drink.

bill RMB78 for 2pax

the meal was HK$78 for 2pax, maybe on the high side for the locals, and certainly worth for me…very nice makan.

pig organs soup + belly pork noodles

i will do this again if i come here.

c.h.e.f andy

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东贝爱面

Address:
地铁科学馆站B出口华联街商场B1楼59-62号铺位

Contact:

0755-82972171

OK Macha Smoothie @ RBTea on 12Sep2017 (Day 3 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

macha smoothie

after a nice seafood & roast goose dinner at 容记小菜王,

we walked over to pioneer centre shopping arcade near the hotel & had a drink & chit chat.

bill HK$186

not cheap, i guess like singapore prices, HK$186 for 4pax drinks.

macha smoothie

my macha smoothie with ice cream & red beans just so so only for me.i think not 1/2 as exciting as teawood 茶木 cafe at tung chung! that was a lot more varied & exciting!

i asked for no sugar, counter lady said macha bitter w/o sugar so she gave less.

actually maybe no sugar would be better since red beans & ice cream also sweet, and i like the bitter macha japanese ceremonial tea anyway…

macha smoothie

we had a relaxing time enjoying dinner, company & a drink together afterwards.

next morning we are going over to shenzhen, WT & GY had to get back to hotel benito at tsimshatsui so we left early.

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RBTea
Address:
Pioneer Centre Shopping Arcade
232, 750 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Contact:
Phone: +852 2625 1833

Great Seafood & Roast Goose Dinner @ 容記小菜王 Prince Edward on 12Sep2017 (Day 3 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

容记小菜王dishes

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…

fresh seafood tanks

there were fresh seafood tanks at the back.

steamed razor clams 4 for HK$120

we ordered the 仔宝 combo promotions. 🙂

promos went something like that –

  1. order 2xmantis prawns = 2xHK&78=HK$156 then 4 razor clams = HK$120
  2. order regular roast goose HK$98 then lobster noodles = HK$140

whatever! that’s the best we could get lor…

steamed razor clams 4 for HK$120

the steamed razor clams were competent, maybe very slightly over, certainly no better than (say) ah yat here.

i think ah yat much better actually!

still, quite nice dish…

roast goose – regular serving HK$98

the roast goose i thought  pretty good, though now WM & i worshipped 鹅皇馆 as the new god of roast goose…

roast goose – regular serving HK$98

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??

roast goose – regular serving HK$98

i think quite ok serving of a nice roast goose dish for HK&98. 🙂

mantis prawns HK$156

the mantis prawns were rather a guess work for us, difficult to tell if it would be worth it, but we ordered anyway.

mantis prawns HK$156

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! 🙂

mantis prawns HK$156

it was expensive maybe, but <S$30 for 2 large mantis prawn maybe quite ok by singapore price.

lobster noodles HK$140

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.

lobster noodles HK$140

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..

小炒皇 HK$88

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.

bill HK$738

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!

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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

Address:

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

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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 

Great Dessert @ Hoi Kee Walnut Place 海記合桃坊甜品 on 10Sep2017 (Day1 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

almond & black sesame paste 杏仁黑芝麻糊

after a most gratifying bowl of 牛三宝=牛腩牛根牛肚 at 牛棚,

we walked to hoi kee walnut place 海记糖水at sai yeung choi street for dessert.

hai kee tong swee 海记糖水

hai kee tong swee 海记糖水

the place was quite packed at 9pm+. mostly locals, we figured..

we came here the last time on 23.2.2017 & enjoyed it.

so looking forward to a nice dessert. 🙂

hai kee tong swee 海记糖水

quite good variety, a mix of the traditional paste dessert 糊 with the mango, ice cream, red beans, ice shavings kind dessert.

almond & black sesame paste 杏仁黑芝麻糊

we ordered the paste 糊. other dessert we can eat in singapore.

i had the almond & black sesame paste 杏仁黑芝麻糊, & WM went for the almond paste 杏仁糊.

the look not fantastic – blobs of black & white. taste was good! i guess that more important…very smooth & not too sweet. generally a very good standard.

they don’t serve peanut paste.

actually i think our 115 tong swee 一一五糖水 at chinatown complex as good as this at 1/2 the price, and 115 tong swee 一一五糖水 serves peanut paste 花生糊.

hai kee tong swee 海记糖水

stall is popular, just as crowded before & after our visit.

bill HK$45

our dessert very satisfying…HK$45 is cheap by hong kong prices, and it’s very good here.

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Hoi Kee Walnut Place 海記合桃坊甜品 

Address:

232 Sai Yeung Choi St S, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Contact:

+852 2399 7973

Great Beef Brisket Noodles 牛三宝面=牛腩牛根牛肚at牛棚 on 10Sep2017 (Day1 of Hong Kong/Shenzhen Trip 10-14Sep2017)

牛三宝=牛腩牛根牛肚 HK$38

It was hot 28degC..not as humid as singapore but still..sep not good time to visit HK…

last 2 times came i came hong kong eat & hike best…

  1. with RI bros 6pax in jan2016
  2. with OPS bros 4pax in feb2017

went back to metropark room & slept 4-7pm

still full so walked around fa yun street stalls etc then go to 容记小菜王 next to metropark about 820pm…long queue & taking numbers…they said they said come back 9pm.

牛棚

We decided to go 牛棚 at fa yuen street for our beef brosket noodles, my other favourite eat other than roast goose in hong kong. ^^

牛三宝=牛腩牛根牛肚 HK$38

we ordered the 牛三宝=牛腩牛根牛肚 HK$38 , a bowl each.

it was good. an enjoyable bowl, tender beef briskets, beef tendons & beef stomach. noodles were nice, qq, not soggy, and soup was flavourful, the strong tasting type.

but i was not completely satisfied. somehow the 牛腩 beef brisket was not the best cut, not the ones with good collagen 胶 tendonous kid…

later on 14.9.2017, we had a  牛腩面 beef brisket noodles at kuen kee 权记 & there the 牛腩 beef brisket was really good, and so we ordered just pure 牛腩面 beef brisket noodles, and not the combo. so good….that later la..

牛三宝=牛腩牛根牛肚 HK$38

took 牛三宝面=牛腩牛根牛肚good

we asked the young chef about the different cuts of brisket.

chef explained difference of 炕腩(top-lean & more 脆), 蹦沙腩(have 胶 or collagen) and normal 腩 (bottom). he said 蹦沙腩 limited supply as every cow only has so much of it.

this is 蹦沙腩

later we passed by another shop. they advertised the 蹦沙牛腩饭. didn’t try it as no occasion to pass by or go there specially.

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牛棚粉麵專家

Contact:

 

 

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.

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