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Jan 4, 2009 10:24 AM

Hong Kong Eatery (1/3/08)

went with The Kid and was a little disappointed. the BBQ pork's skin was way too hard, not crisp at all, although the meat was dense, and Porky. also started with the Jellyfish and Beef shin which we thought was good and a good combo.
tried the Hong Kong style Lo Mein with U-Choy and oyster sauce and thought it was pretty weak. the broth had a very strong lo mein flavor that was slightly un-pleasant. however the Pea Shoots with Garlic was outstanding even at $15.

we did get to see a whole Piggy (photo below) that was waiting to be picked up and that looked pretty good.

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  1. Why do those pea shoots cost so much? We ordered some at China Pearl Woburn and they were $16 for the plate, we couldnt believe it!

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    1. re: hargau

      At Super 88 it usually runs something like 3x the price of everything else (bok choi, gai lan, etc). Restaurants seem to take advantage of the fact that this is known to be a slightly more expensive vegetable and jack up their profit margin.

      1. re: hargau

        Super labor intensive + delicious and unavailable elsewhere = high prices. I love them too.

        1. re: yumyum

          i remember pea shoots being $12 a plate 17 years ago (SF Bay area) so $16 nowadays doesn't sound too bad to me ;)

      2. When I dropped by on New Years Day there were 4 piglets waiting to be picked up...they said just give 1 week notice ($16 per lb)...anybody have a birthday coming up?

        1. Their pea shoots are by far my favorite in the city (so far). A friend and I went and got 2-meat rice plates. Between the two of us we tried the duck, chicken, roast pork, and ribs. I think the ribs were our favorite. The rest was decent, but not amazing. Mostly just fun to have that many different types of roast meat.