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Lei Garden Dim Sum Lunch - Impression after 3 year's absence!

Charles Yu Mar 29, 2013 03:37 PM

Before heading off to the airport to catch my flight, I had one last eating spree at Element's "Lei Garden". This well known restaurant brand, especially the Wan Chai Branch, has been one of my favourite Cantonese food go-to places for years. However, with so many new eateries sprouting up recently and all yearning to be tried, I have not eaten at a single LG for over 3 years! Time for a re-assessment!

Our relatively big party allowed me to order and sample a great variety of dishes including some previously untried ones. Here are some of what we ordered:

- Iceberg Crispy Roasted 3 Layer Pork Belly
- Har Gow
- Steamed Eggplants with Japanese dressing
- Steamed Scallions and Dried Shrimp Cheung-Fun Rice Roll
- Shredded vegetable pancake
- Turnips Turnover
- Red Bean layered Jello Dessert
- Molten Egg-Custard Bun
- Steamed B-B-Q Pork Cheung-Fun Rice Roll
- Xiao Lung Bao
- Water Cress Dumpling in supreme broth
- Shanghainese Style Rice Congee ( Pao Fan ) in Lobster Bisque.

All the traditional dishes like Har Gow, Cheung Fun....etc were as good as I remembered them to be. The Crispy Pork Belly, perfectly prepared and presented, IMO, is still one of the best in town. The XLB and the Water-Cress dumplings were enjoyable, thanks to the complex tasting broth.

The most standout dish that invited a 'groan' when tasted, has to be incredible Lobster Bisque Rice Congee. On top of the delicious soup, the addition of the crunchy rice-crackling to enhance the textural interplay was a great move!

At the end of the meal, another satisfying customer with a full belly ready to take the elevator down to Kowloon station for the airport bound train!

CHOW!! Hong Kong!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Lau Mar 29, 2013 08:03 PM

    wow never had the lobster bisque rice congee!

    very glad to hear that the 3 layer pork belly is still as good as ever, their version is sooo good

    1. klyeoh Mar 29, 2013 05:08 PM

      Interesting - lobster bisque rice congee does sound intriguing.

      1. Curt the Soi Hound Mar 29, 2013 03:52 PM

        Third time's a charm!

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