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Hee Kee Crab General 喜記蟹將軍, Tsim Sha Tsui

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After several disappointments on quality of food purchased via group-buy, I don't normally go for it but this was rather an exception to me due to its super great deal. Anyway, I only paid for HK$464 for 2 persons to enjoy all the dishes below, so how much more could I lose? Since Hee Kee is one of the big brands specialising in typhoon shelter crab and to the worse scenario, at least I got a whole crab, right?

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And yea! If you're visiting in the afternoon during weekday, you're not charged for the tea. We were there on a weekday afternoon and there were only 2 tables occupied including ours, it was quite a pleasant experience just like having a crab high tea... :D :D :D !!

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Service wise, it was just moderate and nothing obvious to highlight. We were given a big round table, it was for sure a comfy seating and enjoyed our moment of taking pictures. Even it was during the off peak hours, food temperature was well maintained as all the dishes were cooked to order.

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Roasted Baby Pigeon (貴妃妙齡鴿) was nicely cut into quarters. Skin was crispy and the meat was lean and juicy. However, the only grievance is the pigeon meat wasn't thick enough. Pepper salt and Chinese vinegar was served alongside that was perfect for enhancing the flavour of this lightly marinated pigeon.

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Stir-fried Clams with Black Bean & Chilli (豉椒炒蜆) was very delicious. Unlike others, there wasn't much empty shell on the plate. The sauce was rich and yet it didn't overwhelmed the clams' flavour. In fact, the natural smell of clam was slightly stronger than what we normally have elsewhere but still, I think it's perfectly alright.

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Braised Choy Sum with Broth (上湯浸菜芯), nothing spectacular that worth mentioning except for its absolute freshness.

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Signature Fried Noodle with Crab Oil (招牌蟹油炒麵) was a simple dish and looked similar to typical stir-fried noodle with soya sauce (豉油皇炒麵). The noodle texture was a bit chewy and it wasn't greasy at all, which was good. The crab oil did bring a very mild flavour to the dish, but it wasn't obvious.

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The highlight was for sure the Signature Fried Crab with Chilli (喜記正宗炒辣蟹). We had asked for moderate spiciness but to me, it wasn't spicy at all. Yes, it was a whole crab as declared but I doubt those pieces belonged to the same body for its 2 obviously uneven-sized claws and some missing legs. The crab seemed like being frozen for awhile as when I broke the claw, water started to leak a bit. Anyway, it's from group-buy, I should have known that...

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Despite all those disappointments, the crab was nicely fried and it was very aromatic indeed.

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Obviously, all the dishes were of good quality except for the crab itself, which was used as a buffer to match with the price set on group-buy.

Website : http://www.heekeecrab.com/

Address : Shop 602, 6/F, iSquare, 63 Nathon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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