Monday, June 29, 2009

Savor everybite of HK Food

Warning: This post is not suitable for reader who is on diet (on minimal calorie intake).

As soon as we touched down HK, we went to check-in to our hotel and have our midnite supper. It was past 11, but I wasn’t hungry despite having my lunch at 2.
Hence, we ordered something simple, a bowl of noodles each, but ended up feeling so full after that.

Thick noodle with minced pork
Frankly speaking, I was taken aback with its large portion. The minced pork tasted like those imported luncheon meat from China, which is too salty with some weird taste. I wasn’t sure whether it was my taste bud (after the flight) but it just doesn’t up to my liking. Meanwhile, the soup that came with the dry noodles wasn’t much better, as it was heavily sprinkled with MSG…The thick noodles was spongy, but then, if given a choice, I’d prefer thin noodles over the thick ones.
Rice noodle with beefballs and chicken.
The taste was much mediocre as compared with the salty minced pork noodle. The soup was still salty, despite being clear white. Sis seemed to like the beefballs but i felt that it tasted so fake, more of like preservatives. The only edible thing in this bowl is the veggie. I was so reluctant to continue with the noodle despite being forced by sis. Alas, I didn’t manage to finish even the half bowl.
Overall, my first meal in HK was too bland, mayb I hav yet to adjust my taste bud to their local flavors.

Good thing is that this meal came in a set with drinks. Sis ordered hot lemon tea which was served in a stainless steel mug. Looks good though!
We didn’t try much of their local food on the next day as we were at Victoria Peak for almost half day, hence the only food we had was fast food. Meanwhile, dinner was shrimp wonton noodles and desserts.

Dessert: Egg custard, and their version of bubur cha-cha.
The bubur cha-cha was so thick and rich in sago, despite being slightly sweeter.
On our second day, while strolling along Wanchai area, we discovered this typical tiny coffeeshop in the middle of the bustling city, and decided to head in. This shop sells a variety of nissin noodles and breakfast sets.
Here is what we ordered:
Nissin noodles with luncheon meat and egg.
Pork chop with egg and sandwich.
While I opted for a much lighter lunch after this heavy breakfast, it doesn’t turn out as planned as I had fries and fried chicken while @ ocean park later on. My breakfast and lunch meal was so fattening! How to lose weight eh???

Dinner was not much lesser (in calorie), coz I had roasted goose rice @ Hay Hay Kitchen. The goose was so yummy and tender that I manage to finish the entire plate despite its huge portion.
After all these meaty meals, we decided to have some fruits dessert…at the famous Hui Lau Shan. Well, u can never go wrong with their mangodesserts! We were spoilt for choice, and decided to order a combo dessert which came in 3 different platters, all of which were so rich in mango flavor.
The next morning we headed to Hon Po Palace Restaurant to hav our dim sum breakfast. I luv their ‘siu mai’ so much! The prawns were fresh and spongy…thumbs up!
siu mai
While on our way back to hotel, we take-away (to-go) Polo bao (Pineapple bun) and egg tarts. Their egg tart is superb, which I guess would be much nicer if eaten fresh.
After walking around Mongkok area, we hunt for snacks…
Sniff sniff…
The stinky tofu! but dare not to try (coz it stinks! Haha!).
Instead we bought fried squid, crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside…and with some fishy smell!
By 4, we went to have our early dinner before heading back to the airport. Our dinner….TADA!
Consists of 3 dishes, fried eggplant with minced pork, stir-fry choy sum and sweet & sour fish fillet. Sweet & sour fish fillet was pretty good, the meat wasn’t too chewy and the sauce wasn’t too tart. You could taste the freshness of the choy sum…I’d say that HK choy sum is much better than ours.
I ate a lot and gained 2kg after the trip! omg!


C said...

oh God! I miss Hui Lau Shan's desserts so much! Esp their Manggo! Haha!

Hey , share your HK trip here~ Like where have u been to, the shopping, places.. ok? LOL!

C said...

Hey sorry, haha..I scolled down and I saw all ur sharing d.. *paiseh* LOL!

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