Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Food Roundup (Week 6)

Ate so much GOOD FOOD last week!!

1.  Dinner @ some random "open-air food stall" (dai pai dong)
Dai Pai Dong's are quite common in Hong Kong.  They're literally stalls, sometimes lined in rows down a street/alleyway and you just sit on the street, order and eat.  The one we went to is somewhere in Central (near Lan Kwai Fong), can't remember the exact street though).

We had a group of 8 and they didn't have enough tables out (yet), so they pulled out two folding tables and 8 chairs out of nowhere and set them up in seconds.  After we sat down for a few mins, I looked around and there were at least 4 more tables set up with people sitting there already!  I was surprised to see people in suits eating here.  Must mean that it's good? :P

Everything was sticky/dirty:  The tables were sticky, all the utensils were sticky and even the menu was sticky. HAHA.  Just means that you MUST wash all your stuff with tea.  We were even sitting beside the drainage/sewer, which is kinda convenient when we dispose of the dirty tea.  Ordered some really good stuff, the BEST sweet & sour pork (ribs) and eggplant I have EVER eaten. Getting hungry thinking about it.

The normal sweet and sour pork you get in Canada is tomato-style sour, but this one was more lemon-y.  The taste was just perfect.  The eggplant and peppers were stuffed with fish paste (made me think of you, Jorge!!) and I have seriously never had such beautifully cooked eggplant. I thought I loved eggplant before, but now I REALLY love eggplant.  I don't think I can eat eggplant anymore when I go home... 

2.  Egg Tarts @ Tai Cheong Bakery (Central)

These are the best egg tarts I've had in my life (so far).  The pastry was so wonderfully flaky and the egg part was sooo smooth!  They also have egg white egg tarts, but my friend said it wasn't as good as the regular one.  It was $5 per tart, quite pricy but SO WORTH IT!  My friend had a mini chicken pot pie and it looked SO GOOD, gonna try it next time :)

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3. Snow White Sago @ Honeymoon Dessert (chain restaurant)

This was recommended by my foodie friend Jen (ha ha) and of course it was AWESOME!  It was so interesting to eat - there were lots of weird fruits I've never had before, like dried longan and other misc fruits (lol) but it tasted so good with the ice creamy, ice flakey, sago "soup base".  I've also heard that this place is famous for its Mango Sago with Pomelo (right pic) so I'll definitely try that one next time :)

4.  3AM Dim Sum @ Sun Hing (Kennedy Town)

Was SO awesome, see my blog post about it here.  I'm getting sooo hungry just looking at this picture...

5.  Black Pepper Beef Rice @ Pepper Lunch (Langham Place, Mong Kok)

Apparently according to Wikipedia, Pepper Lunch is a "fast-steak" chain from Japan.  I walked by the food court in Langham Place and almost EVERYONE was eating this, and it made the whole food court smell so so good.  I think there are 4 locations in Hong Kong.

Basically you have raw meat and corn in the middle of a hot sizzling plate with rice around it.  While it's still sizzling hot, you add sauces like garlic or soy sauce and then mix it around with two metal spoons to cook the meat and mix the rice in.  The beef was a little too peppery for me but adding more garlic sauce helped :P  It's pretty fun to eat but quite pricy, the cheapest is the black pepper beef rice for $38, and goes up to over $70 HKD for rice with actual steak.

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jamvng said...

sooo good.... O.o

kat said...

Nice blog! I'll be sure to refer to your site for good eats when I go to HK this summer :)

Carms said...

Pepper rice!!! Yummmms ^__^. They have this place in the APM food court too XD.

elisa said...

i LOVE pepper lunch, one of the first places i go to whenever I'm in Indo, hehe :D

fave fastfood place in HK: Yoshinoya - their beefbowl and hotpot is SO good!