Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Beijing food in Hong Kong

"You want to have Beijing food in Hong Kong? Why?"

That was my first response when The Husband suggested we go to a Beijing restaurant in Hong Kong for a meal with our family. Then I gave in because, it has indeed been quite a while since I had Peking duck.. and even in Beijing, I don't often eat Beijing food since it really isn't that common.

This is a rather old restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui. No fancy furnishings... rather tightly packed layout.. and very very crowded when we went there on a Thursday evening.

This restaurant is famous for its specialty -- honey-glazed Peking duck. The Peking duck is not that bad. It is the kind where the skin and meat of the duck is sliced and eaten together. Unfortunately, it is a far cry from my favourite Peking duck from Datong and hence, my cravings for Peking duck were not particularly satisfied by the meal.

Most of the other dishes we had though, were pretty good. I liked the "vegetarian goose", which is this roll of beancurd with vegetables inside. The stir-fried "crabmeat" dish was also pretty interesting. It wasn't really crab - just stir fried egg whites but oh...! They really do taste like crabmeat, especially with a light dose of Zhejiang vinegar.

At the end of the meal though, I realised although the restaurant serves Beijing food.. we didn't really have anything very Beijing.. apart from the duck, of course.

Stir-fried crabmeat that were really egg whites

Honey-glazed Peking duck - eaten with skin and 
meat instead of the 2 separated

Vegetarian goose - very yummy beancurd
Stir-fried pork with a sesame pocket - the sesame pockets
Stir-fried pork with a sesame pocket - the meat

Sugared apples

鹿鳴春飯店 Spring Deer
Address: 尖沙咀麼地道42號1樓
Tel: +852-2366-4012 / +852-2366-5839

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