Hong Kong Short Weekend Food Trail
Mind you this was back in 2013 and I never got around posting it, I do hope you enjoy my post as I usually do not post about food and my travelog, if you do have any “DIE DIE MUST TRY” food in Hong Kong do share
As you guys know my blog is not your regular travel blog or food blog, I wish I can do those hotel posting and detailed food review but I will cut to the chase of all the this is airport this is this ,this is that, am just going to jump the gun and just post the few places I have eaten that made the trip so memorable.
Reached Hong Kong on a Friday afternoon, most shops weren’t open yet at about 5am in the morning and just walked aimlessly as usual, saw this noodle store that looks pretty interesting. Just look at the humongous serving, my whole palm could not even cover the bowl.
Restaurant : Eat Together Food
Address: 473 Shang Hai Street Mong Kog
Tel : 2771 9818 They are open 24 hours
website : http://eattogether.com.hk
Hui Lau Shan
They are every where and this place needs no introduction, this dessert place is one of our usual haunt when we arrive in HK and same for the one I am going to share below…
I came to Hong Kong for this … and this only, This is the only smelly tofu establishment that is worthy of smelly tofu, I can’t really pin a location to this stall but its the one at the corner of Prince Edward MTR. There use to be a uncle that sells smelly tofu on a push cart back in 2001. I ate so much of it that the uncle knows me by name, but that is the past there is no more push cart smelly tofu anymore in HK, but if you do know where are they do let me know.
Thinking of smelly tofu makes one shudder, people should not be afraid of it, just cause it smells like garbage, well this is what smelly tofu is to some Asian as to some Caucasian says about Durian.
I do agree about the smell but this is somewhat a love hate relationship, you just have to bear the smell and sink your teeth into one of these freshly fried tofu, make sure you drench it in sauce (can’t really describe if the sauce was sweet or savoury) but the combination of both and the tofu juice that just oozes it out complements the sauce.
It like a perfect blend of flavor in your mouth, but if you do not dare to try this, I suggest you give it a go but pinching your nose to stop your sense from stopping you eating one of this delectable.
Yee Shun Milk Company is particularly famous for their Doubled Boiled Milk With Egg White (aka Steamed Milk, Two Films) & Steam Milk with Ginger Juice. In chinese wording it would be \港澳義順牛奶公司 Yee Shun Dairy Company or some would call it Australian Dairy, ok I really do not know why its called Aussie Dairy
Standards and quality seems to have dropped over the years, as I usually patronized their Causeway bay branch, this was the first time I stepped into the Prince Edward store and I hope it is the store standard and not the overall.
This place I went for dinner is totally crazy, Most of you who follows Anthony Bourdain “No Reservations” will know of this place. He featured it in his Hong Kong segment and I have been wanting to eat that plate of squid ink balls for as long as I know. Tung Po is crazy filled with people and please please do make your reservation if you ever want to eat here.
Stratifying my craving for this little black sucker and now I have sunken my teeth on it, verdict is : Noodle was bland, but the squid ink balls was bouncy with very smooth chewy texture.
Fried Oyster Omelet recommended by KK’s mum, looks ordinary but trust me this has got to be one of the best Oyster omelet I have ever had, Not a tad oily yet fried to a light fluffy texture with plump oysters to every bite. If I had the chance I would want to eat this again.
Deep fried spare ribs coated in a mayo and sesame seed sauce, anything FRIED surely taste nice doesn’t it ? need I explain more?
The next dish was the Fresh Water Shrimps with Chinese wine, the prawn were just swimming a while ago in the tank and now they are dished out on this plate served with lots of garlic and spring onions, can you believe how fresh this guys were on every bite and with them cooked in Chinese wine they taste heavenly.
Glutinous rice with loads of goodies inside, they dont taste like those you eat on wedding dinner.. this rice is so soft and fragrant, I surely dont mind having seconds, in fact I was so stuffed I still made some space to fit some of this in my tummy
Claypot fish slice so so, nothing special .. it was alright
This is the water-spinach in claypot cooked with salted fish, OH MY the fragrant infused vegetable just goes so well together with the crunchy vegetable. This was not on the order list but we ordered this dish cause of the table next to us, we just can’t resist the smell of salted fish. Who can?
Actually this place really need no introduction, if you want to go eat at this place as Anthony Bourdain did, you better make sure you make your reservation if not prepare to wait. You can find these scrumptious dishes dished out at Tung Po Seafood Restaurant, 2/F Cooked Food Center, 99 Java Road, North Point. Tel: 2880 9339. Opening Times: 5.30pm- 12.30am
Anyway here is to my extended family in Hong Kong whom I will always visit when I am in HK. Thank you for having us every time we are there.