Saturday, July 17, 2010

Let's eat in Hong Kong - Dim Sum

Dim sum is one of the must have for every trip I make to Hong Kong.

My favourite is definitely dim sum at the Sheraton Hotel at Tsim Sha Tsui.

I didn't manage to go there this time. Instead, we went to a very old restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui. It is a restaurant located at the basement of a building at Tsim Sha Tsui. According to The Husband, this restaurant has been there for a very long time.. as long as he can remember and THAT is a really long time.

The restaurant has an easy to remember name - Deng Hou.. or "Very Good Restaurant" in English. It is a really old place - the kind that looked like it had a glorious past. It has formal looking but old furnishings.. and very experienced/ elderly waitresses.

The food is not the best you can get but almost everything is above average.

I like the har-gau (prawn dumplings) the best. The skin is very thin.. yet stretchy and slightly chewy. The prawns are fresh, juicy and slightly crunchy. A good prawn dumpling is surely the test of a dim sum restaurant and in this aspect, Deng Hou passed with flying colours.

The other must try item is the pan-fried cheong-fan (rice noodle roll). The cheong-fan is nice and soft but pan-fried til crispy on the outside. Yummy!

Everything else we had was pretty good - although I think the steam buns were not that fantastic. The fillings were good but the skin was rather tough.

Our brunch for 3 turned out to be only about HKD150. That's less than SGD30! I was a little too stunned by the bill.. In Singapore, that'd be the price for 1 person.. and the food might not be as good.

頂好海鮮酒家 Very Good Restaurant
Address: 90 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong‎
Tel: 2366 5660‎

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