quick HK TR
Had 24hrs in HK proper (was in new territories with friends, and no eating out opportunities) with my family, and wanted a quick report back on our three meals:
Tasty at IFC: again, mind-blowingly good won ton noodle soup. Very good fried rice, and decent bbq pork with noodles (which gets you some extra broth!).
Mak man kee (parkes street, near Jordan MTR). We were in the area, so decided to give it a go. I was rather disappointed. The broth was rather bland, and not in the same league as Tasty. The won tons themselves were excellent, and perhaps superior to Tasty, and the noodles were pretty decent, but the broth really killed it for me. The braised beef was good.
Yan Toh Heen: had lunch here, again, and overall it was excellent. We opted for the cheapest dim sum set lunch (c. HK$350+ 10%) and one extra dish. Just three dim sum (each), but all superb. Also an outstanding scallop dish and a stir-fried beef dish, and excellent noodles. The only disappointment was the 'soup of the day' which was double boiled mushroom with chicken -- it was fairly bland, and the chicken was a little tough. The puddings were not to my taste, but I'm sure were done well, I'm just not a fan of red bean stuff. The manager really looked after us, and gave us a few freebies as well, and although I'm sure there are better restaurants in hong kong, the service and setting, as well as the excellent food make us want to come back.