Since we had an ultra disappointing dinner, we decided to check out the other restaurants and discover this super long queue at 羅麥記 Law Mark Kee. Got queue means cannot be that bad right? So we got ourselves a queue number and begun our 30 minute wait for a seat.
羅麥記 Law Mark Kee is an upscale Cha Chan Teng 茶餐廳 and has quite a few outlets at various shopping malls, and the specialty is… 怀旧 retro… Haha… The walls are decorated with old school posters, and there are plenty of old school TVs, radios, standing fans, telephones, soft drink carts, sofas lying around the corners of the restaurant to bring you back to the 70s and 80s.
And then we saw a few people with Groupon deals, so we were hoping that this was not the only reason for the crowd 😮
Anyway, we decided to share a 麥Sir乳鴿仔 Braised Pigeon (HKD 55), 羅麥雞翼 Homemade Sauce Chicken Wing (HKD 53 for 5 pieces), 香煎紅酒牛脷 Fried Beef Tongue in Wine Sauce (HKD 45), and 紅豆冰粒粒奶茶 Milk Tea with Red Bean Iced (HKD 38).
The milk tea came with iced blocks of red beans and more loose red beans at the bottom of the cup. Yummilicious, but felt a bit too sweet towards the end. I guess it was something like bubble tea, with the pearls being replaced by red beans. However, the tea was really smooth here!
The beef tongue was a little tough initially, but it became more and more addictive as we continued our chewing! The wine sauce tasted like tomato sauce though… Haha! We thought that beer would complement this dish very well.
The pigeon seemed more roasted than braised. While it could not compare to the divine roast goose that we had yesterday, it was certainly quite delicious!
By the time we reached the mid joints, they were probably soaked too long in the homemade sauce and was too salty. The meat was also a little tough.
However, we loved the atmosphere, and this was really not a bad place for tourists to come to, where one could enjoy some local delights, minus the grumpy faces… In fact, most of the waiters were relatively young and handsome 😛