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Hkg Next Week

smyyz Sep 11, 2010 08:31 AM

I am in Hkg next week .I am looking to try of course Dim Sum ,but also any other places .I am a chef here in toronto and would love some advice .Also is there any private dinning in Homes in Hkg ?

  1. Charles Yu Sep 14, 2010 03:47 PM

    IMO, one can find almost anything in Toronto except great 'wonton noodle'. One of the best is Mak's on Wellington street, the same street as the Michelin 1* Yung Kee. If you are adventurous enough, try out the latter's runny yolk thousand year eggs!! No one does it better. This is frequently overshadowed by the over-rated roast goose as their specialty.

    Great snake soup is another Cantonese delicaciy thats not executed well in TO. Snake King 2 in WanChai offers a great bowl at a great deal. Love their fresh duck liver Chinese preserve sausage!

    I would also try out 'Chui Chow' cuisine either in Hong Kong's Sheung Wan district or Kowloon's Kowloon City district. Here in TO, the self proclaimed CC restaurants substitute duck for goose and BC Dungeness crab for SE Asian flower crab!. The latter could be expensive thouigh. Overall, TO's version is just not the same

    Lastly, great Shanghainese cuisine is definitely missing in Toronto. I would suggest your picking up a WOM guide at a book shop ( airport ?) and search out one to try!

    BTW, are you a western cuisine or other kind of ethnic food chef?! Are you travelling alone or with a party? Private kitchen usually caters for parties seldom individual!

    9 Replies
    1. re: Charles Yu
      NilesCable Sep 15, 2010 07:59 AM

      If the Jesse (Xinjishi) in Hongkong is even halfway as good as the ones in Shanghai, I would deffinitely recommend that for Shanghai kitchen in HK. Their address is
      Shop No. 201-203
      2/F Lee Gardens wo
      28 Yun Ping Road
      Causeway Bay

      Go give it a try and then tell us about your expirience!

      1. re: NilesCable
        Charles Yu Sep 15, 2010 03:54 PM

        There's also a 'Xinjishi' in HK. In Causewaybay as well. Depending on where are you staying in HK. 'Hong Kong Old Restaurant' inside the MIRA Hotel in TST, Kowloon is another great Shanghainese choice.

        1. re: Charles Yu
          klyeoh Sep 15, 2010 05:39 PM

          And not forgetting the tattered but, IMHO, utterly charming Ningbo Residents' Association for faux Shanghainese ;-)

          4/F, Yip Fung Bldg, D'Aguilar St, Central
          (near Lan Kwai Fong)
          Tel: 2523 0648

          1. re: klyeoh
            Charles Yu Sep 15, 2010 07:04 PM

            Agree!! Really great food! BUT, don't you need to be a member to get in there??!!

            1. re: Charles Yu
              klyeoh Sep 15, 2010 08:32 PM

              No, you don't, Charles :-)

              1. re: klyeoh
                Charles Yu Sep 16, 2010 07:07 AM

                Ummmm! Must be 'So Jit' that requires membership to get in. Irrespective, just love those 'appertizer' dishes in both places. Imagine having a whole platter of smoked fish, chinese 'headcheese', strange taste chicken, salt water duck, drunken chickenwings.....etc to munch on whilst watching TV! Better than potato chips and nuts! Ha!!

                1. re: Charles Yu
                  muttley Sep 16, 2010 10:39 PM

                  hi klyeoh

                  are you certain that you don't need to be a member to get in? my wife usually eats there with her day-time friends who are members but i've not been there yet but she keeps raving about it.....

                  hi charles

                  was going to try out zhiwei as a second choice but read your less than impressive review about it, so having second thoughts now...would love to try ningbo if i could just do a walk-in:)

                  1. re: muttley
                    klyeoh Sep 16, 2010 11:46 PM

                    I'd been there with relatives/friends, and they certainly weren't members of the assoc.. But I guess one can call ahead & check if there'd been any changes to the policy.

                    1. re: klyeoh
                      muttley Sep 17, 2010 02:23 AM

                      thanks will give it a try.

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