Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hotel Dim Sum Lunch

Lunch date: May 25, 2008
Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$198 (US$25.4), including 10% service charge

Restaurant name: Banyan Garden
Restaurant address: 1/F, The Wesley Hotel, 22 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2528-1288
Anna's comment: I usually don’t recommend people to have dim sum within hotels, but this one is an exception. The environment and dishes here are very Cantonese and prices are very reasonable.

Anna's recommended Chinese Food Recipes

Pan Fried Stuffed Eggplant 煎釀茄子
My most favourite dish at this restaurant
Vegetarian Goose 素鵝
(Pan Fried Vegetarian Roll)
Pan Fried Rice Roll with Dry Shrimps 煎蝦米腸 Steamed Shrimp Dumpling 蝦餃
Mato Pudding 馬豆糕
Stewed Assorted Beef - no photo taken

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese Dim Sum

Monday, May 12, 2008

Holiday Seafood Lunch at Lamma Island

Lunch date: May 12, 2008
Occasion: Holiday Seafood lunch

Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$535 (US$69), no service charge

Restaurant name: Lamma Hilton
Restaurant address: 26 Sok Ku Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2982-8241
Anna's comment: We took speed boat to Lamma Island for an authentic Hong Kong style seafood lunch. The prices here are far more economic than restaurants in town. We picked live seafood from the tanks and eat at a seaside table. A very scenic and relaxed holiday lunch. We even took a leisure walk from Sok Ku Wan to Yung Shu Wan, before we head back to Central.

Steaming is the simplest way of Cantonese cooking. Freshiest ingredients are best to be cooked by steaming - see our seafood photos here.

Enjoying my lobster at a seaside restaurant
Steamed Lobster with Garlic Sauce

Steamed Fish - a must for a typical Hong Kong seafood meal 清蒸游水海鮮
Steamed Abalone 清蒸鮮飽仔 Seafood Soup with Tofu and Vegetable 海鮮湯
Fried Rice 楊洲炒飯
More Photos from Lamma Island

Life Seafood in Water Tanks Life Abalone
Fishing Tanks at Lamma Island
Panoramic view of the fishing tanks
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese Seafood

Online Easy Chinese Food Recipe

Friday, May 9, 2008

Good Value Cantonese Dinner

Dinner date: May 9, 2008
Occasion: Casual dinner
Number of People: Two
Cost: HK$210 (US$27), inclusive of 10% service fee and dessert buffet
Restaurant name: King Palace Chinese Restaurant
Restaurant address: 7/F Hopewell Centre, 181 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2155-0868
Anna's comment: Comparing with the below par seafood dinner the other night, we have a much better deal tonight. Dinner dual of roasted goose and stewed prawns cost only HK$88, with reasonable services and eating environment. Good value of money!

Roasted Goose 燒鵝

Stewed Prawns 牛油焗大蝦
Steamed Rich with Fish Fillet 木桶麒麟石班飯
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese

Below Par Seafood Dinner

Dinner date: May 7, 2008
Occasion: To celebrate our ROI from the stock market

Number of People: 4
Cost: HK$1,512 (US$194), inclusive of 10% service charge

Restaurant name: Sportful Garden Restaurant
Restaurant address: 8 Fleming Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Restaurant telephone: 852-2258-7688
Anna's comment: We aimed at seafood tonight, but didn’t feel happy. The waiter tried to convince us to take the over size swimming fish which we didn’t want to, as it was too big for four persons. To compromise, we ordered the panopea abrupta which wasn’t our first choice. The lobster noodle was really below par, however extremely expensive (HK$780). The vegetable also didn’t taste good. Waste of money!

Sea Star Soup with Deep Sea Coconut and Chicken 海星海底椰鷄湯
Lobster Noodle 龍蝦伊面
Cross-Bridge Panopea Abrupta 過橋象拔蚌
Cooking Panopea Abrupta in front of guests 堂弄象拔蚌
Our personal little bowl of Panopea Abrupta in soup
Assorted Platter 四式拼盤
Assorted Mushroom with Vegetable in Soup 上湯雜菌時蔬
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese Seafood

Sunday, May 4, 2008

May 4 Dim Sum Lunch

Today is May 4th Movement 89th Anniversary. Well, it has nothing to do with eating, but it is a Sunday, so I go on a dim sum lunch, as usual. Tanyoto serves authentic Sichuan cuisine, however with some localised Cantonese dim sum. Today I have a combination of both and some of the dishes really look nice and tastes yummy.

Baked Oyster with Red Wine 紅酒焗生蠔
HK$48 (US$6.2) Sunday special price

Spicy Wanton - Sichuan Style 紅油抄手
HK$18 (US$2.3)
Sweet Dumpling with Sesame Pastry Filling - Cantonese 擂沙湯丸
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Sichuan and Cantonese

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Labour Day Dim Sum Lunch

Today is Labour Day and is a public holiday in Hong Kong, so I went on dim sum lunch. Two of the dishes are relatively expensive, however very nice.

Turnip & Beef Belly in Consumme -
a very yummy Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong
HK$38 (US$4.9)
Goose Web & Wing with Deep Fried Beancurd -
a very popular Chiu Chau dim sum
HK$28 (US$3.6)

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Cantonese / Chiu Chau