Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hong Kong Dim Sum Video

I have recently assembled a video about the most popular Hong Kong Dim Sums for my other website.  I would like to share it here.  See if you have tasted any or all of them.  

The background song is called Cha Sha Bao δΉ‰η‡’εŒ… by Zhuang Xue Zhong.  Cha Sha Bao is one of the most classic Cantonese dim sums in Hong Kong.  We love it so much, hence there is a song about it.  The song is over half a century old and the one by Zhuang is a new version.

'Sit down, enjoy a cup of tea and eat a bao' is a very sought after life style of Hong Kong Cantonese.   In fact bao's are really important in our culinary world. May be I'll assemble a bao video next time.

Now you've viewed all the gems of Hong Kong dim sum. Traditional Hong Kong Cantonese breakfast is usually a combo of congee and rice rolls.  The economy version could be plain congee with plain rice rolls or rice rolls stuffed with deep fried dough.  The luxury version could be congee and rice rolls both stuffed with meat of your choice.  In this video, you'll find them all except the plain congee.

Hope you enjoy!  Have a great 2014!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Outback Wanchai

Outback claims to offer generous portions at moderate price, I find them quite expensive. Even for set lunch, there are three categories - $86, $96 and $106 plus 10% service charge, quite above par. I like to go there because of its Australian-themed decor provides fun and a taste of Australia.

Each of the set lunch come with bread, salad, soup, coffee or tea.  We went to their Wanchai shop soon after 1pm on Saturday, the restaurant wasn't full at all, however service was very slow.

Chicken Breast Pasta - HK$86

My friend said her pasta was very delicious

Spicy Fried Rice with Prawn and Sausages - HK$96

I was a bit less lucky.  My fried rice was somehow very moist and only slightly warm. Well, may be western fried rice is different from Chinese.  Our fried rice is generally very dry and hot.  The yellow slices I think could be deep fried pumpkin or carrot, it was so hard that needed extra care to eat.  Overall taste was not bad although I would prefer fried rice to be served hot.

Coffee was also only slightly warm, even cooler than room temperature.  

Oh well, service was really slow.  The waiter came 5 minutes after we asked for the bill, placed the bill on our table and walked away.  We had to wait for another 5 minutes to look for another waiter to follow up on the credit card payment.  The restaurant was not busy at all, I didn't see why the service was so slow.

1/F, De Fenwick, 8-12 Fenwick Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 3101-0418

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