We were on our way to Hong Kong National Film Archives as our last stop for today’s Heritage Trail, and made a quick stop for a late lunch.
There were 2 restaurants with attractive neon signboards here, 太興 Tai Hing Roast (apparently a chain of roast meat restaurants), with roasted meat as specialty, and 靠得住 Trusty Congee King, with congee as specialty, with a seasonal special of rice dumpling.
Thinking that it would be hard to beat the roasted goose that we had yesterday, plus the picture of the rice dumpling looked so good, and since the English translation of 靠得住 is TRUSTWORTHY, we decided that 靠得住 it shall be!
[Incidentally, we realized while writing this post, that 靠得住 Trusty Congee King is actually a brand under 太興 Tai Hing 🙂 That probably explains why they are just side-by-side.)
We ordered a set of 鱼躍龍門及第粥 Fish Belly and Mixed Pig’s Organs Congee，鹹肉粽 Rice Dumpling and 香滑絲襪奶茶 Iced Milk Tea (HKD 96) to share.
The milk tea was served on a bed of ice to ensure that it was cold but not diluted by the ice 😀 It was very smooth and an absolutely delightful and refreshing treat!
The rice dumpling was served piping hot, with soy sauce by the side. Interestingly, it was not as oily as we thought it might be. Mixed with yellow bean paste, salted egg yolk and a very, very sinful fatty piece with almost nonexistence meat, we enjoyed the dumpling very much!
Finally, the porridge arrived! It was slightly more watery than silky, but very flavourful and filled with yummy ingredients! The pig’s liver, stomach and intestines 粉肠 were all very tender, not at all overcooked! The pork ball was also tender and flavourful, without any strong pork smell. The fish belly slices were excellent too! The only slight let-down was the shrimp that was a bit too hard.
Overall, it was an enjoyable lunch 🙂