• All Activity
  • entries
    1,003
  • comment
    1
  • views
    247,792

About this blog

Food and Dining

Entries in this blog

supersupergirl

To be honest, I never eat Yunnan vermicelli because it is chewy just like plastic!

I was so curious to see if it was plastic that I burned a strand of uncooked yunnan vermicelli to see what would happen.

Instead of burning, it melted which seemed abnormal.

Anyway, I had no expectations for these noodles, and I purposely did not watch the show to get a surprise.

All I knew was that the noodles were going have silky tofu in it which reminded me of this restaurant called 普洱 which is famous in Tsuen Wan.

Before 普洱 got famous, they used to have a branch near the petrol station on Castle peak road near Lai chi Kok/Cheung Sha Wan.

I used to love their chocolate tea milkshakes and other drinks.

At 普洱, they also serve noodles with silky tofu and my favourite was 涼拌蕎麥麪 and 涼拌通心米線 which was Chinese buccatini.

Anyway, at this joint it is brightly decorated in baby blue with a cute girly logo.

It is opened by two young guys who got funding from a local TV show similar show to Dragons Den.

00WJR8DA9DA3E1DA0B5943l.jpg

The joint is on the corner of the road near Garden Bakery and McDonalds.

00WJRD80D000F34A3D2EC0l.jpg

00WJRE88D1656CAA0DCD35l.jpg

00WJRF90C8821E98BB7229l.jpg

00WJRGD70EAD33E417BE9Cl.jpg

00WJRHEAC9B1D247716E4Cl.jpg

Basically they currently have three types of noodles:

original, Beef noodles flavoured with coke and lemonade and ox tail noodles.

Tried the original and the ox tail noodles.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Original noodles with tofu:

00WJR90E4248AF66E1D27Fl.jpg

Compared to the one at 普洱, I liked this one more because there was no soup.

Hence the noodles are tastier mixed in their signature sauce.

00WJRA026E0B3DB8E7B346l.jpg

The texture of the Yunnan noodles were much nicer too because it wasn't artifical.

All in all, I loved it because the sauce was great and the noodles were great.

The sauce had a lot going on, you could taste almost every element without over powering each other such as sweetness, spiciness, saltiness and the numbness from the Sichuan peppercorns which were extremely fragrant.

There were so many ingredients in the sauce such as coriander, spring onion, peanuts and pigs skin.

The noodles were definitely successful because the noodles adhered the sauce and the silky tofu in it makes everything silkier just like raw egg cracked into noodles.

I don't know what brand of Yunnan noodles they used but I liked it because it was slightly translucent, foamy and springy and the texture was natrual because I can swallow it knowing that I can digest it.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Ox tail noodles:

00WJRB3970CF0BF618DDFCl.jpg

The ox tails were cooked in a Western way so the noodles and the ox tail tasted similar to spaghetti bolognaise but with Yunnan noodles instead.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

I loved the variety because you can add toppings to the noodles for $5.

Unfortunately due to their small kitchen, they can only serve four choices every week so you will have to keep checking their facebook to see their latest toppings.

00WJRCD97D24E0A9210ECDl.jpg

There were quite a few choices which I want to try.

-black fungas and olives

-chicken wings in red beancurd sauce

-rich tasting blood curds

-beef tripe in aromatic spices

-velvet pigs liver

-chilled chicken in huadiao wine

-fragrant pig tails

-grilled yunnan tofus

-cherry tomatoes in champagne.

When I tried their noodles, all I felt was that the portion was small which was good because the trend in Sham Shui Po is to not get full and try other food stalls too.

It only costs $15 which was really affordable.

After watching the programme, it was consistent with my feelings because they tried to convey their message as an affordable snack that people would be curious to try which I felt too.

They are targetting a profit of $700 per day and they hope to make it even more affordable if more people go there to eat.

I am looking forward to Easter because they will have Quail eggs and other interesting items cooked with fizzy drinks.

For more info please visit:

Source

supersupergirl

潮城 takeout's

潮城燒臘粥店 (Wan Chai)

For Chinese cha chaan teng dishes, I tend not to spend too much on it because it is not really my cup of tea.

00VGQ297A86DBBCFCB6D84m.jpg

At 潮城 they have lunches for $40 which I have never considered but this time I noticed the takeaway was only $33 including a drink.

In general, I get takeaways if the food is cheaper because I would feel so gutted if the food wasn't nice and you have to sit in that noisy grubby environment.

00VGQ36E32D1EA88087F2Am.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Stir fried instant noodles with seafood:

00VGQ1D45968D7CDA0AA61m.jpg

When I opened the box, the noodles looked a soft because the strands were big.

The taste was surprisingly better than I had imagined, it was not oily or salty compared to other places.

There were lots of julienne vegetables and the squid tasted decent, it was springy and fresh unlike the frozen ones that other places use.

Overall, if the noodles did not have that foamy soft texture, it would have been perfect because I liked the way it did not have that stir fried wok taste.

They tasted like a big batch of instant noodles tossed in sauce and lightly stir fried so that the noodles are quick to serve as the chefs would be rather busy if they had to cook each one when people order.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Source

supersupergirl

If it wasn't for openrice I would not have known that this congee joint used to be located on Lockhart Road four years ago.

The reviews at that shop were quite negative especially the hygiene and service.

Luckily I didn't get any of that and the shop owner was extremely nice and I even saw him give meal tickets (飯票)to an eldery.

The congee there was delicious and really cheap too.

Surprisingly they used an electric cooker to cook it!

018XFXFE53EFEBD01B27DAl.jpg

Each bowl of congee was cooked separately and he took his time to cook them.

018XFYAF7A8AB220FF17ADl.jpg

The congee variety was amazing.

018XFZFD2195DB76896650l.jpg

Overall, the congee was good but the rice rolls were too elastic like glutinous pastry.

Every congee had delicious spring onions and tasty peanuts stirred into it before it was served.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Pig's stomach congee with cumin:

018XG0B7598FA958D7437El.jpg

I don't normally order anything with pig's stomach but ordered it because of the cumin.

The congee was lovely and creamy with a hint of cumin.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Boat congee:

018XG1E476F02D963B4A3Cl.jpg

This congee was loaded with minced beef!!

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Eel congee:

The eel congee was amazing because they put Chinese wine in it.

018XG2D2D81706EEA5FDEBl.jpg

018XG3514614948CFC1D79l.jpg

The eel was boneless as well and I didn't find any brittle bones in the congee.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Fried fish:

018XG44814867FC87D6EB2l.jpg

The fried fish was crispy from head to tail and every bit was edible because the guts were removed.

It just tasted delicious and brought out the best taste of congee after you took a bite of the crispy fish.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Rice rolls and fried dough stick rice rolls:

The rice rolls were the only items that I did not like because they was too chewy.

018XG580C5FA9449BF9C25l.jpg

018XG64E0F279C262BA16Fl.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

合記粥店
Thomson Road,
Wan Chai

Source

supersupergirl

Kung Fu Dim Sum (Tsim Sha Tsui)

Thanks to 功夫 for Chinese New Year pudding.

There is also a Chinese white radish cake too which I reviewed earlier.

00V4SY96C34B36EAFAE5B9m.jpg

00V4SXE55AA2579B051C16m.jpg

After slicing and shallow frying it, the pudding was ready to eat.

00V4SZ142D300E4AD74B67m.jpg

You can either shallow fry it directly or dip the cake in egg before frying.

The pudding was similar to mochi but the texture was much denser and stickier and not too sweet with a hint of coconut milk.

Source

supersupergirl

This relaxing joint caught my eye because it stood out amongst the market and jewelry wholesalers on Wing Kut Street.

01LMZ43D67C5A8F1D38EA8l.jpg

01LMZ28CF95EEF0353FA0Dl.jpg

They basically serve smoothies and Paninis.

Their name ZUMUFI which is rather cool and pronounced Zuuu Moooo Feeee if you pronounce it with a Hongkie accent!!

For me it reminded me of Smurfs because of the spelling.

When you order a drink they will ask for your name and write it on the tag and attach it to your drink when it is ready to avoid confusion with other customers.

Unwanted tags can be placed in the glass bowl where they donate $1 to charity for every tag returned.

01LMZ52555AFB7D2570F75l.jpg

There were two series for the smoothie Zumufi and Zumufi+

The plus series contain more superfood ingredients and they do not use milk in any of their smoothies.

In the end I went for the Skin+ and Detox+

I chose the Skin because I like avocados and the Detox+ because of kale and cilantro.

++++++++++++++++++++++

Skin+

01LMZ6F49D7EA48158A3C5l.jpg

As expected I really liked this because it was sweet and natural with blended avocados and you could also taste the orange juice and bananas as well.

+++++++++++++++++++++++

Detox+

01LMZ7DC290CAB7585557Al.jpg

The detox tasted stronger compared to the Skin+ but the watermelon taste was strong.

+++++++++++++++++++++++

Panini: Ham & Cheese

01LMZ3ABA6DE3480D7D5A7l.jpg

When it comes it doesn’t look like a ham and cheese panini because all you see is spinach leaves but after you take a bite you will realize that you can still taste the cheese and ham.

I really liked it because of all that spinach and the fact that it only costs $29 with decent cheese and ham which wins the paninis at Starbucks or Pacific coffee!

+++++++++++++++++++++++

Zumifi:
Shop D, G/F, Willy Commercial Building, 28-36 Wing Kut Street Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Source

supersupergirl
I was really blessed to have attended the Zongzi workshop at Kee Wah Bakery because fewer people are taking on this tradition in this generation.
IMG_20170513_112130.jpg

nm.jpg

Usually Zongzi's are made by grandmas and mothers using their traditional recipes.

After my experience, I can understand why it is easier to buy them because they are quite hard to make and the final part binding is quite difficult.
Just when I thought it was finished, the zongzis need to be cooked for at least four hours before everything inside is fully cooked.

We made the vegetarian zongzi and the sweet one.

I added extra pickles in my vegetarian one because I love those pickles!~!~

How the zongzi is made:
Step 1: choosing the leaves to wrap the zongzi:
IMG_20170513_113242.jpg

Step 2: forming the shape to put the fillings
IMG_20170513_113558.jpg

Step 3: Putting the fillings in:
IMG_20170513_113737.jpg

IMG_20170513_111930.jpg

Step 4: Binding it
IMG_20170513_114524.jpg

Here were mine, after they were cooked for 4 HOURS~~~~~
Delicious~~
18486211_1327736377341366_8811827966661012520_n.jpg

Source

supersupergirl

Discovered Znozz when I was dining across the road.

10415705_10152845482093340_8786181318170

10671256_10152845484593340_2506995932028

I was curious to know what it was because the name Znozz reminds me of naps and I soon forgot about this place until I was given a Halloween flyer with a makeup session held at Znozz.

Anyway, I went to their Facebook and found out that it was a private lounge where one can take a rest or nap!! How awesome is that and in the heart of Central too near the MTR and Lan Kwai Fong.

For people working in Central, this is an ideal place to have their lunches in peace or order it and have it delivered there.

10407884_10152845482323340_5402485108894
There are various rooms, the one at the far end is the biggest with a balcony facing Wellington Street.

10408543_10152845489748340_8090421395493

Each room is equipped with a toilet, shower, charging accessories and a TV.

10421961_10152845486093340_2404305110548

1782151_10152845486363340_38777115797311

10451138_10152845486238340_6538049527996

10393555_10152845486513340_2496038129239

10671467_10152845486633340_2830008607797

10408161_10152845485603340_5754873704734

1460210_10152845485383340_16800706026517

1484542_10152845485103340_77279885873527
One of the rooms has massage chairs.

10384622_709635795818097_691923864806212

10451138_10152845486238340_6538049527996
Outside they have lockers, board games and magazines for your use!!

1925001_10152845482553340_92980546871372

1505995_10152845482423340_45646980037937

10349974_10152845490598340_7919746859182

10805589_10152845488908340_7959991614212

1013646_10152845488743340_87959322532641
Every guest is given a choice of three snacks when they stay there!!!

1511437_10152845501843340_46623667556971
I tried out the big suite at Znozz before an event and it was a great place to get ready and crash out for a bit.

They let me use their lockers so I could leave and collect my belongings after the function and you don't have to worry how late they close because they close at 6am in the morning!

10247236_10152845483378340_5303988672843

10628578_10152845483953340_6031531063846
10441000_709636292484714_637691620696324

10689540_709636382484705_109074940848368
After lounging out at Znozz and getting ready, I was ready to rock at the event~!

10502034_10152845494763340_1709298030337

Thank you Znozz for the amazing experience!

https://www.facebook.com/theznozz

Source

supersupergirl

Tried this place a while ago and the food was delicious and modern.

Yun Yan was recently awarded the well deserved Bib Gourmand status in the latest Michelin guide.

016SKR1383246FBDD36779l.jpg

016SKS558A590029E687C8l.jpg

016SKT1515F8DDA1E366CEl.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Spicy popcorn:

016SKQ627E0BADCE53685Cl.jpg

A great start to dinner with crunchy popcorn with a light kick of spiciness.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

sesame pancake:

016SKKCB50E0819186CB77l.jpg

Each pancake was golden filled with lush spring onions in the middle.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

As well as good food, they have their own home made sauces which are amazing especially the mushroom sauce on the bottom left corner.

016SKU61F2730F98DE9244l.jpg

This was the reason I ordered the sesame pancakes!!!

Sesame pancake with mushroom oil:

016SKID23DE624605EBD38l.jpg

As expected, the sesame pancake and the mushroom oil were so delicious together because the pieces of mushrooms had a strong earthy taste which went well with the sesame pancake.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

strawberry tofu milkshake:

016SKH628B8CF39DD1C2C4l.jpg

As dinner progressed, the food got a bit spicy and the strawberry tofu milkshake was a nice cooler.

I loved this tofu milkshake because it was blended with fresh strawberries, the sweetness was just right with the occasional strawberry tartness.

There was a strong soy bean taste too and the tofu that was blended into it contributes to that thickness just like a milkshake.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Dumplings with prawn:

016SKL781472A1B8B15E5Fl.jpg

The dumplings were fun to eat because they give you a pipette with vinegar to add when you feel like it.

016SKM2C7E78248CEF94EBl.jpg

As you can see the skin was springy and thin yet it held the dumpling together.

016SKN0734A6DDD1C995BCl.jpg

The pairing of pork and springy prawn was just delicious.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Savoury souffle balls:

016SKJ8828FB80C259DB94l.jpg

These souffle balls were amazing because they were filled with cheese, mashed potatoes and crab roe!!

They were specially made for the crab roe season

016SKVC7B2B57795BAF7DAl.jpg

They were delicious as well as filling!!

Finally there is a savoury version that is so yummy.

Hopefully they can create more varieties like filling it with sichuan chicken or beef slices fafter crab season is over.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Dandan noodles:

016SKP587FED91BE06629Bl.jpg

The dandan noodles took me by surprise because they were spicier than I anticipated and there was a strong hint of Sichuan pepper.

Not many places in Hong Kong serve dandan noodles with Sichuan pepper except for this place and dandan house in Sheungwan.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Jasmine tea:

016SKO130523AC8D5696ACl.jpg

The Jasmine tea was impressive because it was fragrant with a strong green tea leaf taste.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

YUN YAN:
10/F, Times Square,

1 Matheson Street Causeway Bay.
Tel: 2375 0800

Source

supersupergirl

ViLLAGE KEBAB (Sai Kung)

Went to Sai Kung for food and dined here because no one was dining here.

You could tell that people were afraid to try the food from their reactions but after I sat down the Hong Kongers were not afraid to try because the restaurant was not empty.

Another thing that I observed is that HKers seem to be afraid of empty restaurants so when they choose their seats, they will sit near another table of diners.

In the UK, people like to spread themselves out.

I find that particularly annoying when I want peace and quiet and people have to sit nearby and yak with loud voices.

Since my last visit there are more choices on the menu.

00VLJ8C8B874CDFB801EBBm.jpg

00VLJ9B7C9BD13BD1CDEEBm.jpg

I want to try their pasta because it is probably cooked in an Indian way with spices but it was a public holiday that day, so they don't serve it.

In the end I had the Quesadilla.

There is a choice chicken or falafel but I wanted both so I had a mix of the two.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Quesadilla with falafel and chicken:

00VLJ4B58432240EFF0B61m.jpg

00VLJ5C013EA3990DC0032m.jpg

There was a sauce missing according to the photo, so I asked the guy and he came back with the green sauce.

00VLJ7D68E19D698CEF5EDm.jpg

I thought it was guacamole but it was Indian mint sauce.

00VLJ6A1ACA41B0B5BE206m.jpg

The salsa sauce was amazing, it was diced tomatoes and onions in vinaigrette with super fragrant cumin.

The Quesadilla was just divine because the it was crispy filled with cheese, falafel and roasted chicken, and the cheese was gooey and soft.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

Price: $62

Service: great

Service charge: no

Yummy factor: Divine

Napkins provided: yes

English Menu: Yes

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

Source

supersupergirl

Saw this place being done up a few weeks ago but didn't know what it was until they opened.

It brings Chinese dim sum and Chinese tea to a new dimension because on the ground floor it is a bar that serves hip cocktails in traditional Chinese tea cups!

01IOOJE35245B56354D6D9l.jpg

01IOOC8188F32D7BEB20BDl.jpg

On the first floor, it is a restaurant.

01IOOK39F31A0D26D99BF4l.jpg

The tables resemble the Chinese chess that locals play and the traditional tea cup is used for serving the cocktails.

01IOOA7C038F691A6218B1l.jpg

It is creative how they labelled happy hour as YUM CHA.

01IOOB3C6848A04E0F5B05l.jpg

Anyway, as I just had lunch I ordered the dessert.

It was pricier than I expected but not many places serve peach gum.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆

Royal peach gum tossed with red bean yoghurt:

01IOOD10191B8AF4DE3AE6l.jpg

01IOOEFEA30C7993650515l.jpg

01IOOF53F512964EBE2406l.jpg

01IOOGB19A96C0762D707Fl.jpg

01IOOHF6A73B7CBB50B961l.jpg

I was quite impressed the dessert was served on dry ice, after it dissipated you could see the golden peach gum beneath it.

Peach gum is basically a resin that oozes from a peach tree and I suppose it is weird eating resin because I normally use it for gel nails!

Anyway, the edible form is totally different because it is similar to tasteless agar jelly which is why it is mixed in yoghurt and red beans for flavour.

01IOOI5F579FE7BFFCDBC4l.jpg

I don't like red beans but these sweetened red beans helped to balance the tartness of the natrual yoghurt.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

The bill: $1xx

01IOOL8048B6D0E979470Fl.jpg

Tycoon Tann

74 Wellington Street

Source

supersupergirl

I was given this XO sauce ages ago at the "OR be my guest event" but forgot about it.

Found it when I was tidying my desk, so decided to get some Stir fried soy sauce noodles to go with it.

The XO sauce came in a pretty Chinese silk bag.

00W9C3670B6B3E29422B92m.jpg

The amount in the jar was just right and I used it all in one go.

00W9BN8982D9B28C0745D3m.jpg

Strangely the sauce tasted really nice and there were lots of dried scallops and prawn roe in it which was different to when I tried it at tasting.

The taste was great, it was not too spicy and prawn roe smell was strong.

XO Sauce tasting event held by OpenRice:

Source

supersupergirl

Grand Hill Taiwanese Restaurant was one of the early Taiwanese restaurants in Hong Kong before the Taiwanese trend hit HK.

The menu was quite interesting because it offers Taiwanese food as well as local fare.

It was my first time dining there so I let others order because I didn't know what to order.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Keelong cuttlefish ball soup:

01EHCQC7F011E4954E976Bl.jpg

This was a thick soup with a nice appetizing vinegary flavour and springy cuttlefish patties in the soup.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Spicy intestines:

01EHCR3193AF8646882809l.jpg

I didn't try the intestines but the cubes of blood curd were silky and spicy.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Taiwanese vermicelli:

01EHCSEC1939CC00B99428l.jpg

The vermicelli was light and filling tossed with lots of dried shrimps and cuttlefish that made it tasty.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Changhua salted duck:

01EHCT134481E263EEFD3El.jpg

This was my favourite because the duck was evenly salted with a firm cured texture.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Egg yolk rolls:

01EHCV6B730271B214B2B4l.jpg

The slices of salted egg in squid look really nice and pretty complemented by the green beans in it.

The egg yolks are seriously delicious and not too salty.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Chilled south African abalone:

01EHD0D13DB9B64F2F204El.jpg

The abalone was springy and sweet.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Ping tung style squid, chives and silver fish:

01EHCY94FAA2E175A9AFE0l.jpg

This dish had a lot different flavours going on ranging from a garlicky aroma to a fishy flavour from the dried squids and fried silver fishes.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Spare ribs in prune sauce:

01EHCZAB296860327439C2l.jpg

The ribs had a sweet preserved prune taste but I found them a bit difficult to eat because they were bony.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

chinese sweet potato:

01EHCXE9709A63167266AAl.jpg

The sweet potatoes were mushy and indeed sweet with a honey glaze!

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

bean curd dessert:

01EHCWAF760C122D34B2C9l.jpg

01EHCU3ABA796AB1C15259l.jpg

The bean curd dessert was amazingly silky with a mild bean flavour.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

Grand Hill Taiwanese Restaurant 圓山台灣料理

1/F & 2/F, Cheung Lee Commercial Building, 25 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Source

supersupergirl

Lunches here are not that good but dinners are a little bit better

01BSNMBE48F061DAF6D6CCl.jpg

The platter was quite good but there were some cheap items on there that acted as fillers such as the smoked duck breast which is obviously not Chinese.

01BSNKDD02BAF85C002B70l.jpg

The pigs leg was just a fatty slab of fat!

01BSNJE1E61D122EFC8B12l.jpg

01BSNL394949C65A7C535El.jpg

The crispy rolls were ok and not too sweet.

01BSNIF81078E0A69E6A5Bl.jpg

The dessert was mandarins which were individually packaged.

01BSNN424C0B50B5EDE93Al.jpg

01BSNOF38D515256B25D6El.jpg

Source

supersupergirl

I am not a fan of beef so when this new pork bowl was launched for tea, I had to give it a try.

01BXSWC13303D5D189CEDDl.jpg

01BXSV36123E4E688A69DCl.jpg

01BXSU504F37B935245609l.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Pork bowl:

01BXST6D588D7A8BE3ED4Bl.jpg

The pork is thinly sliced just like the beef with sweet sauce poured on top which I did not like.

I prefer lean pork but luckily the pickles helped to cut the oilyness of the fat.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Yoshinoya:
Shop A, G/F, Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road Wan Chai.

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

Source

supersupergirl

Saw this listed but I wasn't motivated to go but then my dearest LLWL showed me pics so I decided to go there!

I got it for half price because they have just opened and I hope to make another trip there soon to try the other flavours.

Basically you choose a flavour, then you pick milkshake style or thickshake style.

If you choose the milkshake style, there are more options to choose from such as adding topping and a scoop of icecream to it!

The toppings are shown on the train.

DSC_1717.jpg

DSC_1718.jpg

Icecream selection:

DSC_1719.jpg

I went for thickshake because there's nothing like a good American style thickshake with icecream blended in.

The thickshake arrived surprisingly fast and they were able to make it less sweet as requested.

I had the Taro thickshake and it tasted amazing because it was real thick blended with sweet icecream in it with a hint of Taro.

I really appreciated the colour because most taro flavours are lilac which means the taro flavouring here has no colouring :)

DSC_1721.jpg

Anyway, hope to try the Green Tea thickshake next.

The menu was a bit difficult to see though because it is below the freezer cabinet, so you have to crouch down and read it or read it from a distance if your not short sighted!!

Anyway, fear not, they have menus at the counter.

DSC_1720.jpg

Source

supersupergirl

My colleague was sent a tin of cookies by one of his clients so I got to eat them as well.

Apparently they are worth $238 and they come in a nice tin in a festive red bag.

01A2MUDB1B22BAE6F4BBD5l.jpg

01A2MV6A26BDE8BC524322l.jpg

In the tin, there are 5 chocolates with a sheep, Chinese gold coin and a peach blossom tree.

01A2MZ90E85A44C6320FEBl.jpg

01A2MYA7720387534B3AE7l.jpg

01A2MX5E7A8B560E8160E4l.jpg

01A2MW6CB4EAA3255A582Cl.jpg

The flavours were Almond, Strawberry Marble, Chocolate Almond, Coffee Chocolate, Cranberry, Flax Seed, Blueberry and Original.

It was great fun sharing these cookies which were crumbly and delicious with a buttery scent.

01A2N0FF25FF1B20B86650l.jpg

Blueberry

01A2N11D7AD87DA2C2C9C5l.jpg

Cranberry

01A2N22DEDE668B920219El.jpg

01A2N32DBFDB752C7E2DBDl.jpg

Chocolate Almond

01A2N4FDD167A7CCF099F7l.jpg

Flaxseed

01A2N5EF94EEE451CC3B19l.jpg

Strawberry Marble,

01A2N64A5D06A5B7DFEA92l.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/LucullusGourmetShop?fref=ts

Source

supersupergirl

I saw photos of Yamataka seafood market doing Hello Kitty themed food so decided to check it out as it is only available from now until the end of May, 2017.
The location is above the Wanchai Ferry pier which I find unpleasant to walk from Wanchai MTR at the moment because of the construction works and industrial dust.
Instead of going from Wanchai, I got the ferry from TST which turned out really good because when I got off the ferry, there were flower petals on the ground and lots of these flowers on the way towards Yamataka market.

18194028_1316712988443705_7024504322148567313_n.jpg
The entrance was really cute and there were Sakura flowers that you have to walk under.
IMG_20170430_145749.jpg
18193186_1316753148439689_7761687867689941978_o.jpg

Evidently it was busy because almost everyone loves Hello Kitty.
IMG_20170430_150758.jpg

It was definitely a good day to eat that day because these pretty flowers were blooming outside which made it feel even more girly and there was this beautiful blue sky.
18194636_1316712955110375_6476503067787742586_n.jpg

On the Hello Kitty menu, there was tamago, hand roll, seafood don, Mizu shingen mochi and strawberry pancakes.
18222032_1315906561857681_2997416183176177497_n.jpg

I got the seafood don and Mizu shingen mochi.
++++
Hello Kitty seafood don:
IMG_20170430_152421.jpg
The Hello Kitty was just too cute to eat, it was basically sushi rice in a Hello Kitty shape with sashimi laid around it with sakura shaped egg and cucumber.
As for the taste, you are getting fresh seafood supplied by Yamataka seafood market so it is fresh.
I just wish the rice was a little bit softer.
++++
Hello Kitty Mizu shingen mochi:
18193781_10155183661198340_7637277796505636498_n.jpg
The dessert was equally as pretty but hard to photograph because it is a clear piece of mochi!
It had a faint peach taste which is how I like it but there is bean powder on the side if you need it.
++++
Video of the food and environment:

++++
https://www.facebook.com/yamataka.hk/

Source

supersupergirl

Previously this restaurant used to be Zeffirino Ristorante but now it is Alto 88 with great views of the harbour on fine days.

Tried Chef Giuseppe Maria Brancati's tasting dinner with wine pairing.

Started off with a variety of breads and foccacia was my favourite.

01CD6A89C7AB48D028DD27l.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

amuse bouche:

01CD668692B49D79DD80F0l.jpg

Started off with salmon rolled with crunchy sea kelp in the middle which gave it a nice crispy texture and bursts of saltiness from the salmon roe.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Tartara di tonno rosso e mela verde, salsa allo yogurt con zenzero ed erba cipollina:

This was red tuna and green apple tartar served with yoghurt flavoured with ginger and chives paired with Terlaner DOC Cantina Terlano-Kellerei 2012 Tentino-Alto Adige

01CD67F56255E3834C77F2l.jpg

The tuna was flawless paired with the refreshing finely diced green apple.

It tasted even better when it was all mixed up with the yoghurt and chives.

01CD6912C1B860561B69E9l.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Capresante scottate su burrata liquida a proscuitto di Parma disidratato:

01CD68EC722CAF518D819Cl.jpg

This was pan-seared scallop served with liquid burrata cheese and dehydrated Parma ham paired with pinot grigio murno Primosic.

Although it was delicious, I really wish there was more crispy Parma ham because it gave a lovely smokey salty taste to the scallop.

01CD6BB5760FDD5481D2B7l.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Risotto "Acquerello 7 anni" affumicato alla parmigiana, polvere di porcini e fiori di montagna:

01CD6C8C9E058F4ADADF82l.jpg

This was Risotto "Acquerello brand 7 year aged" smoked porcini mushroom dust and mountain flower which won the best risotto "Acquerello" world contest in 2012.

The risotto was paired with La Scolca GAVI Bianco secco.

It was a rich risotto with fragrant shaved mushrooms on the bottom that was not too creamy and the risotto had a nice chew to it.

01CD6DA6471FE9B8BE552Fl.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Trancio de baccala confit in salsa d'aglio dolce, patate fondente e liquirizia:

01CD6K21BDFD67A5C20BA6l.jpg

This was salted cod loin confit in sweet garlic sauce with potato fondant and licquorice paired with Scalabrone Bolgheri Rosato.

The cod was chunky with big flakes which was drenched in delicious strong garlic sauce.

You can also taste strong licquorice which you will either hate or love.

01CD6L539D08B5F531E09Al.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Steak:

01CD6F7C4ADD99AC526A77l.jpg

This was steak paired with La Braccesca Vino Nobile De Montepulcian.

The beef was sweet and juicy accompanied by refreshing pickled carrrot slaw.

01CD6E13A4C3FF464C5C20l.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Mousse ai pistachio di bronte, croccante al cocao e crema di zabaione:

01CD6HAF90C8F38253CAC3l.jpg

This was a crisp cocao roll filled with pistachio mousse from Bronte and eggnog cream paired with Kaloro Moscato d Trani Doc Tormaresca.

I loved the pistachio mousse which was creamy and nutty with a savoury aftertaste.

The dessert wine was my favourite of the wines that night because I have a sweet tooth for sweet wines.

01CD6GE93D11981FC88C8Dl.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Tea and petit fours:

01CD6JC1E5C7A4DEB8E8EFl.jpg

To finish off, I had fragrant Earl Grey as a perfect ending.

01CD6I5AB00E7CB5C67E6Fl.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

The set I had costs $1288 and $888 without wine.

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

Alto 88:
31/F, Regal Hongkong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay

Source

supersupergirl

I love the concept at Veggie Boys because it is young and fun.

011XTEB8CEDCC04C22227Fl.jpg

011XTPE47C6FE3EB74F466l.jpg

At the juice joint, all the vegetables and fruits are neatly stored in the fridge.

011XTF205A4B980AECD896l.jpg

011XTI0B2D768CA6FB1EB6l.jpg

On the wall, there is a juice selection.

011XTN5822481FBC284682l.jpg

011XTOE0E9951CC7A0E021l.jpg

011XTG45DE33A7C566A7F2l.jpg

The juices are made to order so you will see the boys weighing the required amount before the vegetables are blended.

011XTKF3F0D7D368D79197l.jpg

011XTJ3D36C419E9CF4B40l.jpg

Since my first visit, the prices have gone up.

011XTH5F48B83F6E786EB0l.jpg

011XTR4CEC32CED1C052B8l.jpg

Each juice has a different nourishing property.

I chose the SKIN which had pineapple, apple, avocado and romaine lettuce.

011XTMDB41D27FFC36B122l.jpg

The bill was only $2 Thanks to Ivy because she bought a package of prepaid coupons so if you choose something that costs more then you pay the difference.

011XTL42678BB2D39B5BC7l.jpg

011XTQD913D16F9863D1F4l.jpg

I adored this drink because it was lovely and thick, the juices did not separate and held together all the way through.

As for the taste, the avocado was really prominent which was why I liked it with faint notes of apple and pineapple that balanced out the creamy and heaviness of the avocado.

Overall I was impressed by the drink and their enthusiasm.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Address:
Veggie Boys:

Room 403, Hung Kei Mansions
5-8 Queen Victoria Street

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Source

supersupergirl

Came here again because I love the food.

00WO1QCF2083F3CE463B78m.jpg

Previously tried the beef which was amazing.

On this visit tried the chicken.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Chicken in nadere sauce:

To be honest, I didn't know what it was when I ordered.

When it came, I was mega impressed, it was a big chicken leg covered in mushrooms and herbs in delicious gravy.

On the side there were rocket leaves.

00WO1OFFD72656D9589B98m.jpg

The rice beneath it was piping hot and each grain was lubricated in chicken oil.

Everything just tasted lovely together and the rocket leaves went soft when it was mixed with hot food getting partly cooked and tasting less grassy.

The mushroom slices tasted earthy which complement the chicken nicely.

00WO1P6881CB2B99A117B1m.jpg

I hope this dish will be on the menu again because it tastes so nice.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Source

supersupergirl

Walked past and saw this interesting place serving bowls with rolls in it.

At first I thought they were pancakes or pastries, but NO, it was ICECREAM!!!!!

Intrigued by the concept I sat down and ordered one.

After I ordered I watched with curiosity to see how they made them.
Basically it is made the same way as the cold plate gelatos (stir fried icecream) except for the final step.
DSC_7018.jpg

It is spread thinly on the cold plate until it freezes, then it is slowly scraped with the pan scraper which forms the icecream roll!!

  

The texture of these icecream rolls were chewy and sticky.

I should have opted for plain vanilla icecream because I found it quite sweet with the strawberry sauce.

Snow Country is owned by the owners of Gum "Jeng" which is why they are served in those paper bowls.

The icecream rolls cost $38 which is about right as I haven't seen them elsewhere in HK but for its Mong Kok location it would appear to be expensive compared to other desserteries around the area.

It is going to be the new craze for the time being but sadly it will probably be copied by other gelato places who have the equipment.

ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ

雪國度

Snow Country

https://www.facebook.com/snowcountry.hk

Source

supersupergirl

I don't often go to BBQs because the thought of travelling to Sai Kung is hell and 90% of the time in Hong Kong is hot and humid so why would you want to torture yourself having a BBQ.

Recently I joined some friends at Whitehead BBQ which changed my perception of BBQs and the fact that it was winter made it more enjoyable.

Whitehead BBQ is located in the countryside of Hong Kong with a nice seaview, we got the 10 person package for $2988 which includes a room with a patio for the BBQ furnished with a fridge, air con, TV, table, chairs and some games.

01AYUGA74558C37BDCF200l.jpg

01AYUH5A6375DC15E4962Dl.jpg

01AYUL78A4909FFA7C4FFAl.jpg

01AYUFA8BF245F4604D363l.jpg

When you arrive, there is a name list at the reception to help people locate their BBQs and the staff will lead you there as well.

01AYUE58F518A3FFDC32FFl.jpg

After you are settled they will check with you the list of food that is in the fridge and help you to start the BBQ going when you are ready.

Our package included forks, seasonings, plates, tissues and drinks.

01AYUI45356A416C39F2FAl.jpg

Food wise, there was 2 bags of prawns, 2 bags of NZ mussels, 3 bags of scallops with garlic butter, Whole fish, 2 bags of ribs, chicken steaks, pork chops, chicken wings, chicken franks, chicken cartilage, pork burger patties, Taiwanese sausages, cheesy sausages, seafood balls, sweet potatoes and sweetcorn.

01AYUK87D0120CFDB991D3l.jpg

01AYUJEEF4EEC17DCFC267l.jpg

As well as all that, we had the BBQ suckling pig which was everyones favourite!! They even help you to serve it when it is ready.

01AYUNBF3752715920B2C5l.jpg

01AYUOA8890A95C2F3B9CDl.jpg

Basically I had a great time and the food was good especially the suckling pig, chicken wings, burger patties and sweet potatoes.

01AYUM46A8211DCC493C35l.jpg

01AYUQ825908D76EAD624El.jpg

01AYUPA455A75CDF266F39l.jpg

I definitely had an enjoyable day and it has changed my perception of hot and sticky BBQs because it was nice that the place was fully equipped.

www.whiteheadbbq.hk

Source

supersupergirl

Dolci lovers are going to rejoice because there is going to be a branch in Quarry Bay soon!!

00WCTQ738D7DB7EC42E035m.jpg

00WCTM59D7292307022A17m.jpg

00WCTLB4255D51209E7C11m.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

White Valentines day:

00WCTO866A9942730473AFm.jpg

White Valentines day is coming and there are three cakes to celebrate this day!

+++++++++

Amore, Espresso and Guaiava.

00WCTR630A09202538504Dm.jpg

+++++++++

Amore:

panna cotta and mousse infused from real lychee and rose tea leaves.

It was the perfect pairing of lychee and rose with a good balance because you could taste the fragrant lychee and the rose was not too strong.

00WCTN7033C22233EB07F4m.jpg

+++++++++

Espresso:

The 7-layered Espresso is made with espresso mousse, ganache and sponge cake.

I loved the taste of this because you could taste the expresso but it was not bitter.

00WCTS691ED5D0F21290B1m.jpg

+++++++++

Guaiava:

An 8-layered Guava cake alternating sponge cake, guava jelly, guava ganache, and guava mousse to create a very light and fresh cake.

As well as the guava gelato, the Guaiava cake was also made with real guava.

You can literally taste it in the guava paste layer.

00WCTTC03AF10766858819m.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Mango dome:

00WCTP267FEB7D06D9E300m.jpg

Laid on top of homemade crunch pistachio shortcrust biscuit is a mouth-watering yellow dome made up of light mango mousse, mango pudding and real mango cubes.

The dome is bright and colourful just like a kiss in the morning with a refreshing sweet mango taste.

00WCTKBA0CAE0292FE3C07m.jpg

++++++++++

Mango sorbet:

For mango lovers, the sorbet is a must too with a natrual mango taste that is not too sweet.

00WCTVCB5D8247143495F2m.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

baby chiffon cakes :

Maccha (green), Hazelnut (beige), Raspberry (pink)

All of these chiffon cakes were soft and delicious, the hazelnut one was the best followed by the raspberry.

The texture of these cakes are springy too, if you apply pressure to them, they will rise back.

00WCTU071F90502FEE88BFm.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Yuzu roll:

Tried this semi frozen and I loved it because it tastes like icecream rolls with a fragrant yuzi taste.

It would be great if they serve frozen rolls for summer or I should get one and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes before serving.

00WCTWF896CDD09F2CFC0Bm.jpg

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Shop K, G/F., 2E Starstreet, Wan Chai

Source

supersupergirl
As the weather is cooling down, I took this opportunity to go Macau to experience the Grand Resort Deck at Galaxy.
8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana has launched a white truffle menu as it is the season for white truffle so how could I not try it.
The white truffle menu has five courses which is available now until the end of January so I suppose you could book Christmas dinner there and spoil yourself with a White truffle Christmas dinner.

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana couldn't be a better place to go for white truffle Italian dishes because chef-owner Umberto BOMBANA is hailed as "Best Italian Chef in Asia" and "Worldwide Ambassador of White Truffle".
With a talented chef, it is not surprising that the newly opened Macau branch rapidly gained one Michelin star while Hong Kong holds Three Michelin stars.
bom.jpg

I definitely agree with Umberto BOMBANA that less is more with white truffle and the five courses on the white truffle menu are just that.
On the white truffle menu, there is a scrambled egg with white truffle, risotto, homemade Tagliolini, poularde de Bresse and truffle icecream.
me.jpg

This was such an amazing dinner I had three choices from the White truffle menu.

Started with a good selection of bread with olive oil and sweet balsamic vinegar.
14582351_1220156041341052_15522995484103
+++++++++
Amuse bouche was a colourful mix of Heirloom tomatoes.
The yellows are the best because they have a fragrant sweet taste.
14709665_368304000181111_995738380316704
+++++++++
Scampi carpaccio was a match made in heaven because it had my two favourite elements scampi and sea urchin and the green apple and celery made every mouthful refreshing.
14730466_375260836197670_759682996293861
++++++++++++++
Now to the star of the evening, the first of the truffle dish was Homemade Tagliolini.
The White truffles were shaved in front of you and it was evidently generous.
The sauce made of butter and aged Parmesan (36 months) was full of flavour but not too over powering to go with the delicate aromatic white truffles which had a strong earthy musky aroma that worked in harmony.
14716505_1745484722369821_63811075968535
The Tagliolini was soft yet springy and hung the sauce well, so each mouthful was joyful.
14719346_563849943820084_393171127577555
++++++++++++++
Following the pasta it was poularde de Bresse.
Bresse chicken is known as the best table chicken in the world.
The bird has a white coat of feathers and there are pockets of fat underneath the skin which keeps it succulent during cooking.
Simply the best paired with the best because Bresse chicken has a sweet creamy taste which works wonders with the truffle.
There were two pieces of chicken, thigh and breast but both were surprisingly tender that you would get confused but you can tell by the colour.
14705021_182653798853245_548042555728592

Before dessert came, we had grape sorbet on top of yoghurt foam.
I don't know why but I could taste lemon grass in the yoghurt.

14659260_307588322960075_802528920023859

To finish off, it was Truffle icecream and a warm hazelnut cake covered in white truffle slices.
The icecream was over whelming because the truffle taste was so strong.
14709495_685143174982095_347066918391250
The hazelnut cake which I thought was cake all the way through actually had a runny hazelnut centre.

hazwe.jpg

Lastly we had tea and petit fours which ended the meal nicely.
14727709_998359663605951_411783013160976

14677477_202186086874071_620398050416158

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana (MACAU)
https://www.galaxymacau.com/en/macau-restaurant/restaurant-directory/international/otto-e-mezzo-bombana

Source

supersupergirl

Discovered this place randomly because I got the ferry from TST to Central.

On my way out discovered this joint.

03VBCRC34B9E129514D380l.jpg

03VBCIE5BB197DA53B7B0El.jpg

Prices are quite reasonable so I will be back for more and try their pies.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

Fish bites:

03VBCQ9AF2005D28DCE848l.jpg

Chips were nice and crispy with fluffly centre and the batter had a nice golden coating with flakey fish inside.

★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

https://www.facebook.com/Whitebeardfishandchips

◎ⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓢⓤⓟⓔⓡⓖⓘⓡⓛ◎

Source