Hong Kong Pantyhose Milk Tea competition winners - anyone tried the 3 places?
For those who can read Chinese
There was recently a Pantyhose Milk Tea competition in Hong Kong that didn't get covered by the English press.
Anyone had a chance to try these yet and how do they compare with Lan Fong Yuen in Central and Golden Phoenix/Gum Fung in Wanchai?
大發餐廳 (Tai Fat
Openrice page: http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=20783
2nd runner up:
太興燒味餐廳 Tai Hing Roast Restaurant (iced version 冰鎮奶茶, note that they keep the ice outside, not in the drink, I believe this is purely a Tai Hing invention
鄭記士多 (Cheng Kee See Dor
深井(Shum Tseng, yes the roast goose place). Charging upwards of HK$68 a cup! I wonder if they brew it with roast goose liver juice.
Tai Hing's milk tea is a prime example of HK-style milk tea. Strong tea flavours (a little acidic) yet smooth, thick and milky. Colour verges on terracotta. The ice on the outside is a great idea because it prevents the tea from being watered down. Not sure it's a TH invention, but it's a good idea nonetheless.
I had no idea Cheng Kee was in Sham Tseng - and I live around there! Will try it out and report back. Never tried Tai Fat either, but it's a bit far out to go for a milk tea...
Local writer Eric Wong in his article describes his experience with milk tea at Gum Fung in Wanchai, where a staff member there tells him that 冰鎮奶茶is a 太興 invention.
Log in to read it (it's in Chinese), signing up is free. It's a fantastic writeup too
I'll make Tai Hing a must-visit whenever I visit HK again!
Hi Luther, not sure what you mean by "in Tai Hing"? Not aware that there's a geographical location called Tai Hing...
K K, thanks for the knowledge. I see you're a big fan of Eric Wong! I've seen you post links to his site a couple of times :) Too bad I haven't much patience for reading Chinese (my formal Chinese is worse than a primary sch kid haha)