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Hong Kong Eatery (1/3/08)

ScubaSteve Jan 4, 2009 10:24 AM

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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    hargau Jan 4, 2009 02:29 PM

    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
      Luther Jan 4, 2009 02:44 PM

      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
        yumyum Jan 4, 2009 02:57 PM

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

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          barleywino Jan 4, 2009 04:59 PM

          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. barleywino Jan 4, 2009 05:18 PM

        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. maillard Jan 4, 2009 06:27 PM

          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.

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