Sunday 31 March 2013

Hong Kong Grub List by Chubby Botak Koala & Little Devil

In March 2013, we went to HK for eating trip with two of our Thai friends. Some days we are also accompany by our HK friends. The photos in this post is courtesy of my new Nikon D5200.

So here are the compile list so far. I will try to review each place in more details in the future. Cheers and Enjoy!!

Bolo Bao (Pineapple Bun)
Kam Wah Cafe
47 Bute Street
Prince Edward, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2392 6830
Op Hours: Daily 06.30 – 00.00
Must Try: Pineapple Bun, Pineapple Bun with butter, Milk Tea & Egg Tarts

Pineapple Bun with Butter

Congee / Cantonese Porridge
Nathan Congee & Noodle
11 Sai Kung Street
Jordan, Hong Kong

Tel: 2771 4285
Op Hours: Early morning to late
Must Try: Congee and noodle, Pork Kidney and Liver, Fish Cake, Dumpling

Century Egg Pork Congee

Desserts - Traditional
Yee Shun Milk Company
246-248 Sai Yeung Choi Street South
Prince Edward, Hong Kong

Tel: 2393 3301
Op Hours: 11.00 – 00.00
Must Try: Steam Milk with two films, Steam milk with ginger and Almond Milk

Steam Milk with Ginger

Other Branch:
Nathan Road
513 Nathan Road (Near Yau Ma Tei MTR)
Ph: +852 2374 5460

63 Pilkem Street
Tel: +852 2730 2799

Australian Dairy Company (for Next trip)
47-49 Parkes Street (near Jordan MRT)
Jordan. Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2730 1356
Op Hours: 7.30 – 23.00
Must Try: Steam Egg White Pudding with Milk, Scrambled Eggs, and other Cha Chaan Teng dishes.

Mango Desserts
Desserts - Modern
Hoi Kee Walnut Place
83 Parkes Street
Jordan, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2781 1163
Op Hours: 14.00 – 02.00
Must Try: Walnut desserts, shave ice
Check out other branches as well.

Dim Sum
Tim Ho Wan @ IFC Mall
Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station Podium Level 1
IFC Mall
Central, Hong Kong
(The address can be misleading, if you take MTR to Central, you need to go down 2 levels from their 1st floor)

Op Hours: 09.00 – 20.30
No Reservations.
English Menu also available.
Must try: Crispy BBQ Pork Bun, Har Gao, Steam Beef Ball, Chicken Feet, etc.

Tim Ho Wan - Crispy BBQ Pork Bun

They have two other branch:
Tim Ho Wan @ Mongkok
Flat 8, Ground Floor, Phase 2
Tsui Yuen Mansion,
2-20 Kwong Wa Street
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tim Ho Wan @ Sham Shui Po
9-11 Fuk Wing Street
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Maxim's Palace City Hall (for Next Trip)
2/F, Low Block, City Hall
(Near IFC/Central MTR)
Central, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2521 1303
Op Hours:
Mon – Sat: 11.00 – 15.00; 17.30 – 23.00
Sun & PH: 09.00 – 15.00; 17.30 – 23.00
Must Try: Dim Sum

Roast Goose and other Cantonese Roast
Yat Lok
G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street
Central, Hong Kong

Op Hours:
Mon – Fri: 07.30 – 21.00
Sat – Sun: 09.00 – 17.30
Must Try: Roast Goose, Roast Goose drumstick with noodle, Roast Pork and Char Siew
Warning: Their dry noodle is very salty, ask for soup noodle.

Roast Goose

Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose
427 – 427A Reclamation Street.
Mongkok, Hong Kong

Op Hours: Daily 07.00 – 00.30
Must Try: Roast Goose and Cantonese Roast (But more skinny meat and traditional roast)

Crispy Roast Pork and Char Siew (Healthy Version)

Roast Suckling Pig
Xin Dau Ji
18 Cheung Lok (Cheong Lok) Street
Jordan, Hong Kong

Tel: 2388 6020
Op Hours: Daily 18.00 – 03.00
Must Try: Sucking Pig, Soup, Claypot Oyster, Fried fish with corn sauce (Fusion)

Suckling Pig

Kimberley Chinese Restaurant (Next time)
28 Kimberley Road
Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2732 3888
Op Hours:
Mon – Sat: 11.00 – 15.00; 18.00 – 23.00
Sun: 10.00 – 16.00; 18.00 – 23.00

Prawn and Sotong Ball Paste
San Ming Kee Hot Pot
2-8 Battery Street
Jordan, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3188 0286
Op Hours: 18:00 – late
Must Try: Beef, Dumling, 3 type of paste, bamboo clams, fishes, etc.

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Tampopo (Ngee Ann City) – Feast of Kura Buta Pork

On one of the evening, we decided to stop by Tampopo at Ngee Ann City for a quick grub before we went for some shopping. At first, I set my mind for pork bone ramen, at the end I end up with Kura Buta Feast. Black Pig or Kura Buta Pork are known for their tender juicy meat that melts in your mouth. The meat from this pig can be consider the best of the best.

Group Therapy – Space Away from the Daily Grind

Group Therapy sounds more like a place where you go visit a psychiatrist. However this catchy name have a different meaning in Singapore. Group Therapy ('GT') is a place to go for your caffeine fix, nibbles, cakes and to catch up with your friends.

Monday 18 March 2013

Kim Peng Hiang – Beyond The Three Famous Brand

For Singaporeans, we have the habit to keep the best things to ourselves. Take into example Bak Kwa, one of the best delicacies that you can find in Singapore. The top three brands you / tourist will think of and know of are Bee Cheng Hiang (BCH), Lim Chee Guan (LCG) and Fragrance. If we have a craving for even just one slice of the nicely bbq pork or buying Singapore souvenirs for our overseas friends, the choice will definitely be LCG then follow with BCH. For me, normally I will skip Fragrance as it does not sits well with my taste buds.

Saturday 16 March 2013

Divine Realm Vegetarian Restaurant – Super Good Curry

Located in a shop on Hougang area, this simple vegetarian restaurant is one of my favourite with it come to the curry. As my “Little Devil” still on the vegetarian cleansing period, we drop by this place for dinner on one of the night.

Instead of a restaurant, this place is more like an eating house with coffee shop ambiance. We ordered the Claypot Mutton Curry ($10), Claypot Stew Chicken with Fresh Mushroom ($8) and Stir fry vegetables.

The curry actually only have a few simple ingredients. Mock mutton meat, potatoes, and eggplant. But the main draw is actually the curry, it has a nice balance between the curry powder with the coconut milk. It is rich and creamy (lemak). Normally can finish 2 bowls of rice with the curry alone.
Curry Mutton

The Claypot stew chicken with fresh mushroom is good. The fried Mock chicken absorb the flavourful gravy and the mushrooms and greens are fresh. The same can be said with the stir fry vegetables. Simple, crunchy and fresh.
 Claypot stew chicken with fresh mushroom

Stir Fry Vegetables

Service is very minimum, you just go to the counter, place your order and make payment. They will deliver the food. Overall, you basically just come here for the food. Simple and good. I am drooling already thinking about the curry sauce dripping on my rice. Yummyyy!!!

The Aftermath opppsss

Food & Drink: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 6/10.

Divine Realm Vegetarian Restaurant
501 Hougang Ave 8
Singapore 530682

Tel: 6387 2058
Op Hours: 07.00 – 21.30 Daily

Sunday 10 March 2013

Just Green Vegetarian Food – Vegetarian can also means Yummyyy!! - [CLOSED]

During the 2 weeks before CNY, the “Little Devil” was on Vegetarian cleansing for 2 weeks. So once in a while, we end up in a Vegetarian Restaurant. Lets just say it is also good for me to cleanse my body from too much meat.

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