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Best Clay Pot Rice (煲仔飯) in Hong Kong?

big_apple_ken Dec 15, 2009 12:26 AM

The weather is cooling and I'm kind of thinking about getting some 煲仔飯. What is your suggestion for best 煲仔飯 in HK? Thanks!

  1. FourSeasons Dec 15, 2009 01:11 AM

    I have never been there but a few foodies highly recommend 坤記.

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    1. re: FourSeasons
      big_apple_ken Dec 15, 2009 01:55 AM

      Hmm...Kwan Kee (坤記) looks pretty good. Definitely want to try that. Any other recommendations?

      1. re: big_apple_ken
        jason.bonvivant Dec 15, 2009 10:47 PM

        yeah Kwan Kee is one of the best in my opinion but you can give 新翠華茶餐廳 (New Tsui Wah Restaurant) a try behind Times Square CWB. Pretty famous I guess but dun expect comfortable sitting or service.

        New Tsui Wah Restaurant 新翠華茶餐廳
        http://www.openrice.com/english/resta...

        1. re: jason.bonvivant
          skylineR33 Dec 16, 2009 06:22 AM

          Agree on 新翠華茶餐廳 for the charbroiled clay pot rice !! But prepare for a line up there.

          1. re: skylineR33
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            girlstar Aug 14, 2010 08:45 AM

            Which clay pot rice would be THE place to go in HK? Thinking about Kwan Kee but now it looks like Tsui Wah was recommended. We've been to the Tsui Wah in LKF but never had that there. But since we're staying in CWB, this could be an option.

            If I choose Kwan Kee what time is best to go? I am interested in this since it's somewhere new we've never been.

            1. re: girlstar
              skylineR33 Aug 14, 2010 08:53 AM

              The Tsui Wah you talk about is a different restaurant. For the clay pot rice we are talking about here, it is "Shin Tsui Wah" (新翠華). Tsui Wah is a chain of HK style fast food eatery, Shin Tsui Wah is not a chain with only one location in CWB. I usually go to have clay pot rice at night time or late night for "siu yeah". However, 新翠華 has closed recently according to Openrice (or not sure if they have moved to a new location), so I guess your best bet is 坤記.

              1. re: skylineR33
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                girlstar Aug 14, 2010 12:51 PM

                Sorry can't read Chinese lol. Where in Causeway is this Shin Tsui Wah?

                1. re: girlstar
                  skylineR33 Aug 14, 2010 03:56 PM

                  Shin Tsui Wah is closed recently according to Openrice. So I think you can forget it. Go to Kwan Kee as mentioned above, it is good too.

      2. re: FourSeasons
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        mikey8811 Dec 21, 2009 02:09 AM

        Which 坤記 is this?

        There are 2 on Open Rice

        http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=13356

        http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr...

        Both in Western District.

        Thanks

        1. re: mikey8811
          big_apple_ken Dec 21, 2009 03:18 AM

          I would think the first one is the original restaurant since it has more reviews and is rated higher. The 2nd one looks to be a subsidiary branch.

      3. K K Dec 21, 2009 03:50 PM

        I'm reading a brochure published to promote HK tourism in Taipei right now, and they recommend Four Seasons pot rice (Yau Ma Tei Nga Da street 50-52), Sun Tsui Wah in Causeway Bay, and Sun Dou Gei in Jordan (Cheung Lok St #18). Four Seasons is for the more classical stuff, and Sun Dou Gei is more upscaly, with their Gir Gir Chicken claypot at $68, and the ginger scallion "US bucket oyster" claypot at $128 per. Either way these look so damn good now, can't find them in Taipei :-(

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        1. re: K K
          Charles Yu Dec 21, 2009 04:52 PM

          For what it is worth, 'Four Seasons' was chosen by local HK food expert to take Anthony Bourdain to try in his 'HK No -Reservation episode'

          1. re: Charles Yu
            K K Dec 22, 2009 04:13 AM

            Yes that is correct. Four Seasons is more of a gai fong affordale street kind of place. There are other establishments that serve more crazy upscale products. In the same brochure that I am reading, Tai Woo Seafood (www.taiwoorestaurant.com) offers a Japanese style pot rice (wappameshi), it's a stone pot with abalone sauce, wild mushrroms, and sea snail rice ($78).

            There's also a wagyu beef clay pot rice at royalplaza.com.hk for $98, although the cubes are small.

            For upscale pimp, there's hotelnikko.com.hk's To Lei, claypot rice with abalone dried shrimp and dried scallops, diced chicken, at $190 (serves 2).

            Sheraton's Teen Bo Gok (sheraton.com/hongkong) has a $198 claypot rice that contains some sort of wild mushroom? (hak chung loe) with sea urchin.

            I am loving this literature. It is also sponsored by openrice.com, ufood.com.hk (U magazine) and weekendhk.com.

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          hong_kong_foodie Aug 14, 2010 03:36 PM

          I know this is a bit more expensive, but the clay pot rice with preserved sausage and duck liver (臘味煲仔飯) at Fook Lam Moon (福臨門) is quite delicious. Here is a recent review on it:

          http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lemonadelle...

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