Posts Tagged With: char siew

9Goubuli @Marina Bay Sands

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We had made reservations via Chope after seeing the menu on the Chope website, but it turned out that the restaurant had already updated their menu quite a while ago 😦

Nonetheless, we decided try out some of the food, since we were here already (plus we were hungryyyyyyyy):

  • 极品和牛包 Goubuli Buns with Wagyu Filling ($3.90++ per piece): This was served cold. What a waste of the beef!! 😦 Utter disappointment for what was meant to be the highlight of the restaurant.
  • 三鲜猪肉包 Goubuli Buns with Pork and Seafood Filling ($3++ per piece): Served lukewarm, this was definitely better than the Wagyu version. Still, we have had better buns before.
  • 口水鸡 Steamed Chicken with Szechuan Chilli Oil ($14.80++): Only 1-chilli rating, but it was definitely too spicy for us, haha!
  • 脆皮烧肉拼叉烧 Crackling Pork Belly & Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork ($32++ for small): The pork belly skin was really crispy, and indeed crackling when we bit into it, and the meat was quite tender. The barbecued pork paled in comparison, but was still not bad.
  • 咸鱼茄子豆腐煲 Eggplants and Tofu in Salted Fish Sauce ($22++ for small):  The pot of aromatic goodness was pretty addictive, without being overly salty.
  • 天津栗子鸡煲 Tianjin Style Claypot Stewed Chicken with Chestnuts ($22++ for small): This was pretty average.

Overall, we thought it was rather pricey, and very disappointing that the buns were so below standard.

Contact:

  • Location: 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, Canal Level B2-02 S(018792)
  • Website: www.9goubuli.com (Reservations)
  • Hrs: 11am – 11pm
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​民聲冰室 Min Sheng Eatery @Tin Hau, Hong Kong

2016-12-12 13.16.26民聲冰室 Min Sheng Eatery is a 14-seater shop that is very popular, despite the very short menu (8 items for lunch when we were there).

We ordered the 咸旦蒸肉餅 Steamed Minced Pork (HK$42) and 叉燒炒蛋 Char Siew Omelette (HK$42). Both items came with a super generous mountain of white rice, which was absolutely necessary, because the food was quite salty.

The tender minced pork mountain had a good mix of meat and fats, and the whole salted egg yolk went very well with it. We were quite impressed that it was steamed so well. The omelette was runny and delicious too.

Note: There is a minimum expenditure per pax of HK$40 for lunch, and HK$80 for dinner.

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​甘牌燒鵝 Kam’s Roast Goose @Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2016-12-10 14.35.55This was a really tiny restaurant that could probably sit about 40 customers, so it was no surprise that the queue outside was really quite long. Perhaps it was also not a surprise that there were many Singaporeans in the queue, either waiting for seats or taking out… haha!

We got ourselves a queue ticket just before 2pm, and figured that we should probably grab a bite elsewhere first, before coming back to wait for our turn. And we remembered seeing 檀島咖啡餅店 Honolulu Coffee Shop on our way walking here… 🙂

We managed to enter the restaurant at 3:10pm, and that was because quite a few others who decided not to wait after all.

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Tanuki Raw @Orchard Central

20160530_123635.jpgwp-1464959669478.jpgBeen here twice this week, had the counter seats both times, and it was fun walking the bartender make the drinks.

Service in general was friendly and pleasant. There was no queue when I was here for lunch, and a 25-minute wait for dinner during Happy Hour.

Here was what we tried so far:

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I Want My Noodle 见面就笑 @Shaw Centre

There are so many food options at Shaw Centre new wing!

Decisions, decisions, and finally we decided that I Want My Noodle sounded 霸气 enough to get our first vote. We decided to share My Noodle with Double Roast ($12.50 nett), add Pebbles Dessert for $2.50 (usual price $3.90), and Fried Wings ($7.90).

The noodles was quite delicious! Reminded us of the curly type of instant noodles, but a thicker version. Both the char siew and sio bah were very flavourful, and we loved the well proportioned meat and fats; not too much fats, but enough for flavours. It would be perfect if the meats could be just a little bit more tender.

The flourless fried wings were already well-marinated, without needing the additional sambal chilli. The meat was tender and juicy!

I was a bit apprehensive to try the dessert, as it looked like it was made from mochi. Well, there was a little bit of the mochi element in it, but the flavours were oh-so-good and fragrant! We had to dust off the icing from the pebbles though, as the artificial sweetness was overpowering the natural sweetness of the sweet potato and purple potato balls.

Note: only cash or NETS payment is accepted here.

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London Fat Duck @Scott’s Square

We had heard lots of good things about London Fat Duck and met up with Ms J to go check it out! It was about 35 minutes wait after we submitted our order chit on a weekday evening, and we were eating by 7.15pm!

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點好味點心燒味專門店 @Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Dinner spread

Dinner spread

We made our way to Tung Chung 東涌 to do some last minute shopping, and also to stay here for the night, so as to catch our early morning 7am flight the next day. It was dinner time by the time we were done shopping, and so out we went looking for food!

The dinner buffet at the hotel did not really appeal to us, so we went over to the food court in the outlet mall, and  點好味點心燒味專門店 Hao Chi Cantonese Dim Sum looked like an affordable option!

We ordered a Roasted Goose BBQ platter (HKD 168+10% service charge) and a Boiled Seasonal Vegetables (HKD 20). We thought that the chicken and char siew was quite good, but of course, the goose paled in comparison 😛 The vegetables was standard fare.

Not too bad as a last meal for the trip, given that there were not really that many options, and we look forward to our next trip 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 大嶼山東涌達東路20號東薈城2樓261-270號大食代廣場R1號舖, Food Republic 2/F CityGate, 20 Tat Tung Rd, Hong Kong
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 10:30pm
  • Nearest MTR: Mong Kok 東涌 Exit C
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Hiang Ji Roasted Meat & Noodle House 享記燒臘麵家 @Toa Payoh

Claypot Rice

Claypot Rice

We were roaming around trying to find dinner at Toa Payoh Central, when we peeped through a corridor and there appeared to be a stretch of stalls hidden inside, so we thought that we should check it out!

The Chinatown Claypot Rice next to Hiang Ji was the most crowded, and there were some super powerful fans blasting at the tables, and thus our dinner was decided!

We ordered a Claypot Rice ($6), a platter of Roasted Duck, Roasted Pork and Char Siew ($14), and a plate of Kailan ($4) for a balanced meal 😛

A balanced meal

A balanced meal

The platter was the first to arrive, and we were most impressed by the char siew! It had a good combination of slightly charred meat and fats, and each piece was melting in our mouths… It was divine! The roasted pork was full of crackling crispiness but a bit too fat for my liking, and the roasted duck was just average.

The Kailan was quite oily, and came with lots if deep fried lard 😮 Not very healthy I guess.

We were told that we would need to wait for about 20 minutes for the claypot rice, and it was indeed worth the wait! The salty smell from the salted fish and Chinese sausage made our mouths water; coupled with the crispy rice stuck to the claypot (锅巴), and the amount of oil and dark soy sauce at your own control, the claypot rice was really very delicious! The chicken pieces were quite tender as well, and there were salted egg pieces, which complemented the rice very well! This was such an unexpected find!

The only down side was that they had ran out of bottled water, so we were really quite thirsty after the meal… Which gave us an excuse to look for a cafe…

Note that wet tissue is $0.30 per piece.

Contact:

  • Location: 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-512 S(310190)
  • Hrs: 10am – 10pm
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Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House 百靈炸云吞麵美食屋 @Sunshine Plaza

Wanton noodle

Wanton noodle

We decided to come have some famous wanton noodles!

For $4, we got a plate of noodles with 4 fried wantons, 2 soup wantons, and some char siew. The noodles here were indeed QQ, and the fried wantons were very crispy, but we didn’t think too highly of the soup wantons or dumplings ($4), as the meat was rather bland and they were too generous with the fillings 😛 So it’s best to stick with the fried stuff!

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  • Location: 91 Bencoolen Street Sunshine Plaza #01-53 S(189652)
  • Hrs: 9:30am – 9pm
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Bari Uma Ramen @United Square

All noodles are handmade

All noodles are handmade

Marutama Ramen shifted out of United Square and it’s premises was replaced by Bari Uma Ramen and Tamoya Udon. We chanced upon this shop while looking for late dinner and decided to give it a try!

This restaurant was newly opened on 3 December 2013 and there were not many patrons as yet (or maybe it’s because it’s almost 9pm when we arrived, haha!). A big signboard (which says that all the noodles in the restaurant are handmade) sits above the see-through kitchen, and the list of various ramen is written vertically on wooden boards beside the signboard. Seats are spacious enough and the waitresses were helpful and prompt in their service (again it may be because of the time).

However there was a group of diners beside us in the other corner who were laughing their lungs out, and the acoustic of the restaurant seemed to echo the already-loud laughter even louder. Not so conducive for 2 very tired persons who just want to have a hot, comfy noodle soup.

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