Grand Mum's Pork 外婆紅燒肉
Although this is very soft and juicy, I would still grade it as 'failed'. Why? As its name indicates, this dish is cooked for grand mums, whose teeth are generally weak and cannot manage a lot of chewing. In terms of tenderness and taste, it's fine. But do you see the bones? I had never eat this dish with bones. All other restaurants make this dish from boneless pork belly, because it is for the grand mum. I really can't accept bones in this dish.
Jelly Pork 鎮江肴肉
It's lucky that we don't find bones in this dish. If there are bones in jelly pork, then I must tell the world that this is the most 'creative' Shanghainese dish. OK, I would say this is fine and nice.
Stir Fried Button Mushroom with Preserved Vegetable 雪菜口蘑
This looks a bit new. Preserved vegetable with button mushrooms. Not too rich in taste, but just right. Quite good. Well as a matter of balance diet, we do have half of our food with meat and half vegetable.
Qi Vegetable and Tofu Soup 薺菜豆腐
I don't know what qi vegetable is. It seems it is only available in Shanghai restaurants. With some pork slices, the soup is relatively thick. And to balance the green smell of the vegetable, we had to add some pepper to make the taste just right.
In fact we want to order some dessert, but the dish size is relative big. To avoid overloading, we rather end the meal without anything sweet.
Total: HK$420 (US$53.8)
(for 2 persons, including tea and 10% service charge)
Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant
17/f Lee Theatre Square
Percival Street, Causeway Bay
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