Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dim Sum Lunch Set Special

This menu is designed for those who want to eat a wider selection of foods however don't have many people eating together.  The good thing about this menu is all inclusive.  This means the money you pay includes tea and service charge.  It's good for budget control but you need to have a minimum of 2 people eating together.

Snacks - choose one among 4
Dim sum - choose three among 12 (I think)
Vegetable - choose one between 2
Fried noodle/rice - choose one among 4 (I think)

So we have a total of 6 dishes, consisting of a little of everything.

Here are our choices of today.

Snack:  Preserved Beef Slices

Dim Sum

Pork Dumplings

In order to enable us to eat more variations, each of the dim sum were served one per person.

Cha Sha Bao
This is almost a must on our dim sum table

Turnip Puff
This is not quite Cantonese, I believe.  Because it appears on some Shanghai or Beijing menus.  But as far as it is delicious, I don't care.

Stir Fired Bok Choy with Garlic
These dishes were cooked to order, so generally hot and yummy.  Hong Kong Cantonese including myself, always look for 'wok heat', that means freshly from the wok which is the best time to eat anything.

Stir Fried Flat Noodle with Beef
You may not notice a lot of beef, but there were plenty inside.  Stir fried with dark soy sauce, this is one of our favourite, and most Hong Kong people's favourite noodle dishes.  But since it is part of a set menu for two, the size is relatively smaller than a regular dish.  Anyway we had six courses altogether, so we were happy with it.

All Inclusive Lunch Set
HK$78 per person (US$10)
(minimum 2 persons)
Available on weekdays only


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Monday, December 29, 2014

Set Lunch at Coyote Bar and Grill

The bars and bristols situated harmoniously in Wanchai among the residential and commercial buildings.  I live in this area and today I have a day off, so I decided to hop into one of these bars for a lunch.  In fact these bars are full of people at night time for football shows but in day time, they are just like any other ordinary restaurant offering set lunches for the white collars.

As far as I notice, their menus rotate almost everyday.  Yesterday I saw Cotoye had a paella set which I wanted to try, but today they switch to another menu.  Anyway, with the money I pay, I'm happy with the food, the setting, services and price.  The set lunches in these bars are generally HK$100-150, while some may charge cheaper and even without service charge.

Coyote is famous for its Mexican food and tequilla drinks.  But they also offer set lunches during day time.  Here's my 3-course lunch (HK$118 +10% service charge, totaling HK$129).

For the starter, I can choose between salad and soup.  Today I prefer the cesar salad to carrot soup. As for main course, there are up to 8 or 9 options, and each customer is offered a mini chocolate mousse with coffee/tea.  The portion is just right. 

Cesar Salad
very fresh vegetables!

Prawns Linguine Pasta 
Giant prawns with very yummy (slightly spicy) gravy.  Well done!

Chocolate Mousse served with Coffee or Tea
This mini dessert is just perfect to wrap up my meal, it's not too big not too sweet, and nicely presented.

The waitresses are friendly and I personally like the high leg bar chairs.  Nice lunch.  Ooops, I forgot to mention one thing, if you find other restaurants are full, these bars are good options, as they are seldom full house except at night time.  One reason for this is may be because they are very western in style and taste, so they are less preferable to the locals.

Coyote Bar and Grill
114-120 Lockhart Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2861-2221

Hong Kong Food Blog - set lunch at a Wanchai bar