After our walk from Yung Shue Wan 榕树灣 to Sok Kwu Wan 索罟灣, we deserved a good lunch!
We also missed the ferry by 15 minutes or so, and it was a good 2 hours wait for the next one. The restaurants were well aware of the schedule too, as one called out to us, telling us that it was a long wait to before the next ferry would come and so we should have lunch while waiting, and another one tried to entice us with their private ferry schedule…
We walked up and down the stretch of restaurants (and seeing the ever popular Rainbow Seafood) before finally deciding on Tai Yuen Shark’s Fin Seafood Restaurant 泰苑鱼翅海鲜酒家 and ordered the set for 2 (HKD 248). It was probably the cheapest set available across all restaurants, and the ala-carte menu also had prices listed, unlike some others, so we felt more comfortable eating here.
For items with options, we decided on 白灼蝦 (steamed prawns, since steaming fresh prawns are always the best way to enjoy them!), 蒜耳元貝 (scallop with garlic, because had previously read that abalone may be quite small and tough), 豉椒聖子 (bamboo clams, because the waiter explained as the long or round versions, and we always had the round version back home, so good to try something different) and beer.
The steamed prawns and scallops were super fresh and sweet! But our favourite was definitely the bamboo clams; it was so irresistibly chewy and delicious! The calamari also did not disappoint, so we had a really enjoyable lunch!
It was very refreshing to have a beer right next to the sea after a day of walking under the hot sun, but since beer was rather dehydrating, we got ourselves a 1.5 litre bottle of water at a nearby provision shop while we waited for the next ferry.