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Adventure in Penang, Malaysia

Published November 1, 2010 by Mary Jane

Morning All, yes I’m awake at around 8am this morning. Got a day off today since it’s the Melbourne Cup day and I don’t work on Tuesdays. Still got the hayfever which is keeping me awake at night when I start rubbing my itchy eyes. Anyways, I’ve recently came back from Malaysia/Singapore trip it was only a short trip for a week so I’m going to quickly cover the things we did in Penang, Malaysia. I’ve never been to Penang before and this was my first time there. We were only there for two days. I went with Pandabear, my mum and my mate Shirlyn 🙂

We booked ourselves into the hotel “G hotel” a lovely place to stay, modern and the great thing about it is that there’s a huge multistory shopping centre called Gurney Plaza just right behind it. How convenient for a lazy shopper like me. heheheh…so we checked ourselves in and my mate Shirlyn’s daddy works in Penang so he was going to arrange all our dining outings. Yay! I love it when there’s a local person who can take us around, save us researching and testing out which restaurants served great food. Since we only have 2 days in Penang, Shirlyn asked me whether I wanted to visit the temples or do some scenery visits. I was like Nope! I’ll be happy to spend the two days shopping and eating 🙂

So day 1, I decided to get my hair done as the Aussie dollar was quite strong and it’s expensive to get my hair rebonded (straightening your hair chemically) so I checked out the salon within the shopping centre plaza. Came across a few of them and checked out their prices and decided to go for this salon which uses Shisheido products for straightening hair and treatments. I’m a Shisheido girl – I used their make up and skin care products most of the time, I was surprised they even have hair products too! I was amazed to see that all the hair stylist were male so I asked them how come there’s no female stylist? They replied “it’s too hard to employ female stylist, they end up finding a rich boyfriend and quit their job” hehehe, I see. So the hairdressing dude told me it should take approximately 3 hours for rebonding and if I want to colour my hair it will be additional 2 hours. I was like that’s 5 hours in total wasted on my hair. So I told them, I’ll just rebond my hair and maybe colour my hair the next day. That way I still have some time for shopping 🙂

The hairdressing dude was pretty clever, he was feeling my hair and said to me would you like to try our 7 process Shisheido hair treatment cos your hair is very dry and after rebonding probably would damage your hair slightly. It didn’t take too long for the dude to convince me so I went for the hair treatment. Anyways, it turned out that I had so much hair and because of the 7 process treatment plus a free trim, it too me around 5 hours in total to get my hair done! The end result was great, my hair is straight and nice and silky except I can’t wash my hair for two days due to the straightening chemicals!! Argh!!!

So onto the food part since I didn’t get time to shop for day 1. But here’s some of food we’ve ate. I’ll do a full post on the restaurants review separately. So Shirlyn’s dad is a CEO of an Electronic company in Malaysia and he gets his own private driver named Naga. Naga is a lovely Indian dude, he’s ever so cheerful and has a beautiful smile. It’s great as when ever we need a ride to places, Shirly’s daddy would call Naga and he’ll be waiting outside. It was upper class treatment for us to ride in a Mercedes every where we go 🙂 I call him the Ninja Naga, cos he seems to appear out of nowhere. Then I was told when we have our dinner he would wait outside till we finish and drive us home. But what does he do outside?? Doesn’t he get bored?? I was told he gets paid for doing nothing usually he takes a small smoke and sits in his car resting or chatting to some fellow drivers outside.

So Shirlyn’s daddy (aka Uncle Lee) took us to a Japanese restaurant – apparently there’s many Japanese restaurants in Penang, some are rubbish according to Uncle Lee this particular restaurant sells the most authentic Japanese food as the chef is Japanese and so is the owner. So I was so excited as I love Japanese food. Man, can I tell you it’s one of the best Japanese food I’ve ever had…so many varieties. Uncle Lee ordered so much cos my mate told him I was a big eater 😛 in the end we were struggling to finish some of the food. But here’s some snap shot of some of the food we’ve ordered…

So for brekkie the next day, Uncle Lee decided to take us for some Roti Canai and he was so thoughtful that he even freezed packed some durians for us. As at the time we were there durians aint in season, so he freezed the different varieties of durians for us so that we can enjoy the lovely durians. Well, for Pandabear anyways. Mummy and I both hates durians, it must be a Malaysian thing – cos we both don’t like the strong pungent taste of durians – to me it tasted like cross between garlic, rotten cheese and sweet custard. But, I was willing to try a few pieces as Uncle Lee promised once I’ve had durians 3 times, I’ll fall in love with it. This is my second time with Durians!! Surprisingly, they didn’t taste too bad, quite sweet 🙂 I didn’t fall in love with it but hey…maybe my third time with durians may just do the trick! Uncle Lee mentioned he would only take us to this Roti Canai shop cos it’s clean, I was like are there any dirty stories about Roti Canai? He replied “yes, there is but once I tell you. You would never have roti canai again!!” so after me hassling Uncle Lee to tell us the stories, he was quite stubborn and refuse to tell me the stories. Till this day, I still don’t know about dirty story of roti canai…

Roti Canai with curry

Roti Canai with curry

freshly freezed durians

freshly freezed durians

So after brekkie, Naga the Ninja dropped us off to shopping and Uncle Lee has to go back to his office as he’s a very busy man! So off we went it’s shopping for me. I think there was about 5 stories worth of shopping, so we started from the top floor and worked out way down. Btw, I didn’t get my hair colour done. Didn’t want to waste more time on my hair. I love shopping at this complex not only there’s so many shops to look around but lots of little stores in the middle of shopping centre selling knick knacks 🙂 Most of you would know I love my knick knacks and they were really cheap too. So I bought a large bag worth of knick knacks from different stores = a very happy Maryann. We decided it’s best to split up with Pandabear cos he wants to look at his ‘guys stuff’ and I’m sure he will nag me or talk me out of buying my knick knacks so it’s best he doesn’t tag along with us girls. We set a time to meet up back at the hotel at 6pm for dinner. So that gives us approximately 5 hours to shop.

Now I’m fast shopper, I give myself approximately 5 minutes for each shop so I can cover all the shops – when I spot a good shop I would stay there for up to 15-30 minutes trying out their clothes. I decided, I may as well spend most of my shopping money in Penang as it’s definitely going to be cheaper in Malaysia than Singapore due to the exchange rate! There was a money exchange place right in the shopping centre – how convenient they must get tourists here all the time. So I exchanged 1/2 of my shopping money and went off shopping. I ended up buying some cook books, some clothes and lots of knick knacks and when I looked into my wallet I only got some money left. I decided to head down to my last stop – Shisheido skin care products and found out their make up and skin care is actually quite cheap compared in Australia. So I ran out of money and borrowed my mate’s money and off I went buying my shisheido products and because I have bought a certain amount, they gave me a free nice pink bag 🙂 and a gift voucher of RM50 so I was happy to hunt around to spend my RM50 – so I ended up buying a work shirt for RM50 and a pair of socks.

So time flies when you’re having fun, it was dinner time. Uncle Lee has came to meet us for dinner and bought us some freshly squeezed sugar cane drinks and oh we also had some snacks while we were shopping too..here’s some photos of it…

Anyways, dinner is Chinese and it’s a huge Chinese restaurant – I would think this place hosts regular wedding functions. So we were escorted to our VIP room and all the staff knows Uncle Lee, he must be one of the regulars there and they know what he’s going to order! The food was delicious, fresh produce a variety of prawn curry, steamed fish (was caught live outside from the tanks, I couldn’t bear watching them catch our fish cos I won’t be able to eat it afterwards), abalone dish with lots of vegetarian items. The Chinese food here are really great 🙂 Uncle Lee really knows his food…some photos of the dishes we ate…

To end off our last dinner, Uncle Lee took us to Nonya House which specialise in traditional Nonya dishes 🙂 what a great idea…the whole restaurant is actually a house and when you walk inside it has a traditional Malaysian taste with it’s decorations. Apparently all the interior decorations were decorated by the owner himself. Ofcourse, the waitress greeted Uncle Lee, once again I believe he’s one of the regulars here. Uncle Lee suggests that we try this fruit drink which is kinda like a rare fruit we don’t have it in Australia. But sorry I can’t remember the exact name due to my fish memory. It tasted like a cross between guava and lime and they served it with a dried plum. The dishes there I’ve never tasted them before – it was awesome and tasty 🙂 Uncle Lee saw me digging in and started ordering more and more dishes until I told him I think my stomach is going to explode and that made him stop ordering….here’s some of the dishes we had…

Uncle Lee was really strict in where he brings us to dine, so we didn’t have any hawker style street food as he didn’t want us to get sick. Just as well as I had a minor food poisoning in Singapore later on 🙂 I must have gained like a few kgs eating all these exotic food. We had a wonderful time in Penang and would definitely pay another visit but next time we would explore the scenary routes such as the beautiful beach, temples and perhaps the night market (Uncle Lee told us he wouldn’t recommend us going cos there’s pick pockets there…)

Thanks to Uncle Lee & Auntie Lee for being so hospitable to us and showing us around during these 2 short days worth of trip.

till next time Penang…

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Restaurant Review – Golden Chopstick (Melbourne)

Published September 20, 2010 by Mary Jane

Afternoon Bloggy friends, I have a feeling tonight I won’t be making any post so thought I better to it this arvo while I’m still awake. Anyways, this particular restaurant we went with our brother in law’s family. My sister in law hasn’t try out this restaurant before and she wanted me to try out with them so I can give them an opinion as to whether this restaurant sells authentic Taiwanese food. I’m very harsh when it comes to Taiwanese food, so far I have not found a restaurant that I would recommend that sells authentic Taiwanese food.

It was a small restaurant, but was quite packed with people. The tables they had came with a round steamboat/bbq tin – I would imagine they use that for steamboat or bbq. Perhaps we should have tried out their steamboat/bbq thing as it might be their specialty. We decided to share a few cold dishes and hot dishes so here they are:

Piggy ears

Piggy ears

Piggy ears are not your typical dish but I love them. I remember when I was young my grandma used to make them and they’re delicious even though the thought of eating an pig’s ear puts me off. The presentation for this cold dish was nice but the taste was only ok, it wasn’t crunchy like the ones my grandma used to make..so a little disappointing.

gibblets

gibblets

The next cold dish was the gibblets they were really nicely seasoned, well balanced with some seasame oil. So I liked this dish 🙂

Tofu with century eggs

Tofu with century eggs

next cold dish was tofu and century eggs, one of my favourite cold dishes – you can’t go wrong with tofu and century eggs as long as it’s well balanced with some soya sauce. So this dish was fine too.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

The chicken fried rice was disappointing – it’s quite dark in colour and all you taste is the soya sauce and chicken – nothing special, I’ve had better fried rice else where – so this was not up to standard!

Deep fried battered prawns

Deep fried battered prawns

Once again the deep fried prawns were pretty average, nothing special just tasted like prawns battered and deep fried not much flavouring or spice in it…

dumplings

dumplings

Shredded pork wraps

Shredded pork wraps

The next dish is even more bizarre, a shredded pork dish that came with some wraps. At first we thought that’s quite special as the menu had no mention of wraps. Then when I wrapped the pork inside the wraps – the skin texture of the wraps tasted really weird. I only had one wrap. The shredded pork was way too sweet. Something wrong with their seasoning – I wonder if the cook taste his/her food when they send it out cos this one was not up to scratch..

I always go for dumplings – I love dumplings..but I have a feeling these ones won’t taste as good as I expect them to be. The filling is quite nice but the dumpling skin is way to chewy and doughy for my liking. I prefer thinner skin, that’s the way Taiwanese dumplings are – and we use a lot of ginger too so unfortunately, the dumplings aint Taiwanese style. More of mainland Chinese.

Shanghanese Dumplings

Shanghanese Dumplings

The Shanhanese dumplings are not bad, it isn’t one of the best ones I’ve tasted before. But at least its less chewy and doughy than the dumplings.

So overall, the dishes were pretty average – I wouldn’t call them authentic Taiwanese – maybe more close to Mainland Chinese style. Perhaps their other dishes might be better…the Non-Taiwanese ones. Here’s my rating:

Dining experience: 3 star
Food experience: 3.5 star
Would I recommend? Probably not!

Restaurant Review – Wonton House (Melbourne)

Published August 26, 2010 by Mary Jane

Evening Bloggy friends, hope this email finds you all well. I’ve had a productive day, managed to wake up early in the morning and was told that we could buy a kettle since our previous one packed up and no longer working anymore. So, I decided to head down to the gym first get my exercise out of the way and then went to buy the kettle. The weather was starting to look promising you can even see a little bit of sunshine coming out. It’s great 🙂 but it only lasted for a few minutes. So got my kettle and had to walk down to our agency to show them a copy of the receipt. That’s another 1km walk and got home, I felt exhausted!!

Anyways, this particular restaurant is recommended by one of our friend, from the outside it seems quite a small place but you can see through the window that there’s quite a few Asians in there. You know it’s a good chinese restaurant when there’s lots of Asians eating there.

There is definitely a menu on the window – and wow it’s comprehensive, I briefly scan through and saw shanghanese dumplings and some noodles…let’s go in…

Inside the decor is quite nice, got some Authentic Chinese writings on the wall…

For drinks, Pandabear had the Hong Kong Style Milk Tea and I feel adventurous and decided to go for the cold Almond drink…Pandabear’s drink wasn’t too bad it wasn’t one to remember but mine was a little powdery so they must have used the Almond powder…

For lunch we decided to order stir fried beef with vegies flat white noodles for Pandabear and for me I felt like fried Kuey teow and we decided to have 4 shanghanese dumplings to share…now when the dishes arrived they were huge! My goodness, I was thinking to myself I don’t think I can finish this and would probably have to take away the left overs. The food waiting time was not too bad, the service was average, the food presentation was beautiful…you just want to dig in straight away…

Stir fried beef with vegies & white flat noodles

Stir fried beef with vegies & white flat noodles

Fried Kuey Teow

Fried Kuey Teow

Shanghanese Dumpling

Shanghanese Dumpling

Pandabear’s beef noodles looks fantastic and he said it tasted quite nice too, not oily and lots of meat and vegies too. My fried Kuey Teow looks fantastic too, I could even see the squid and prawns lots of ingredients and the noodles are not too chared, nicely flavoured. It was so yummy that we both end up finishing our noodles and we even fit the 4 shanghanese dumplings in. The dumplings weren’t too bad, not the best I’ve had but close enough…
the dishes are pretty affordable too..

Here’s my rating:

Dining Experience: 4 star
Food Experience: 4 star
Would I recommend it? Yes

Restaurant Review – Hang Ah Dim Sum (San Francisco)

Published April 24, 2010 by Mary Jane

Evening Bloggy friends, well today I managed to wake up around morning time rather than sleeping till afternoon and I decided to go grocery shopping after been locked and quarantined at home for 3 whole days I was eager to go out for the fresh air and sunshine. Anyways, I managed to buy some groceries and got home and bring in the crispy dry clothes and had some pumpkin porridge for lunch. I had just enough time to rest for a bit and head towards church for Children Ministry Training. I’m awaiting to watch for an episode of Iron Chef.

Anyways, as I’ve mentioned earlier San Francisco have one of US’s largest China Town. So we decided to have some dim sum for lunch, to be honest there were so many dim sum restaurants we were contemplating which one we should go. Then suddenly this elderly lady gave us a flyer and asked us to try out at Hang Ah Dim Sum – she said ‘please go and try very delicious!!’ I read through the menu flyer seems like the typical Dim Sum menu. Anyways, I asked her whereabouts it is, she pointed towards the up hill side of a street all the way up the top. I was thinking, I really couldn’t be bothered walking all the way up hill to a dim sum restaurant. But the elderly lady insisted on taking us there, I felt a bit bad anyways – we decided to try it. It was a bit of a climb I was amazed the elderly lady was so fit walking faster than us, I was struggling to follow her.

Now when we got there, it was on a weekend so we were expecting the whole restaurant to be fully packed. But there were still some empty tables, plus not many Asians in the restaurants – I was whispering to Pandabear – I’m regretting of coming to this restaurant. The restaurant had one waitress and she seemed tired and impatient, handed us the menu and walked away. Can’t blame her, she was the only one working as a waitress and cashiering as well. Thankfully, both Pandabear and I weren’t that hungry so we spotted their dim sum special – which consists of special fried rice, 1 x prawn dumpling, 1 x pork buns, 1 x Pork dumpling, 1 x pan fried dumpling and Pandabear felt like radish cake. When we received our plate of dim sum, I was like wow the bun is round instead of the usual pointy shape, all the dim sum was warm not hot. After we ate our dim sum, we waited and asked when is our fried rice coming? Apparently they forgotten about our fried rice. When it came, I stared at it and whispered to Pandabear it looks like home style fried rice instead of restaurant style fried rice. We didn’t finish, cos the taste was bland.

Dim Sum Combo

Dim Sum Combo

Radish Cake

Radish Cake

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Here’s my rating:

Dining Experience: 3 star
Food Experience: 3 star
Would I recommend it? NO!

Restaurant Review – Great Eastern Restaurant (San Francisco)

Published April 18, 2010 by Mary Jane

Apart from the awesome Ritz-Calton restaurant in San Francisco, we’ve also had the opportunity to roam around China Town. Apparently we were told that San Francisco’s China Town is the largest and one of the best China Towns in USA. I can see why… As Pandabear and I walked through the large gate of China Town, the whole streets were filled with restaurants, shops selling nick knacks which ranges from kitchen appliances, markets, through to antiques and souvenirs. These sort of scene spans across a few blocks and every where you go it’s packed with Chinese people. It was an eye opening experience…

We’ve had the privilege of dining at this Chinese restaurant called Great Eastern Restaurant. It was with great difficulty that we chose this restaurant as there were so many choices to choose from, every restaurant seemed to be packed with people and their food pictures are all very impressive. So anyways, we came across this restaurant and had a peak with its menu on the outside door and saw quite a few Chinese people dining at this restaurant. We decided ok, let’s give this restaurant a try.

We were seated on a table which was very close to the glass show case of roast ducks hanging there looking juicy and tasty. The waiters were all well groomed and friendly. They gave us some chinese tea and left us to look at the menus. After few minutes the waiter came back to take our orders. We decided to try their peking duck with steamed bun, medicinal pork rib soup as our friend loves soup, deep fried egg yolk snow crabs cos they were so cheap and fresh compared in Perth, stir fried chinese vegies – which was the vegies that I used to eat in Taiwan which they don’t really sell in Perth called ‘Dang Er’, and a dish that was recommended by the waiter stir fried squabs with snow peas and ginger. I was thinking to myself what are squabs I’ve never tasted squabs before? The waiter replied it’s a pigeon meat. Okies, let’s be adventurous and tried the pigeon meat.

glass show case of roasted ducks

glass show case of roasted ducks

The food waiting time was fantastic, even though the restaurant was packed, we got our food within 10 minutes from order and they come few minutes after one another. Great service 🙂

The Medicinal Pork Rib Soup tasted fantastic has a nice tinge of medicinal taste not strong enough to overpower you but it’s there and the pork ribs were tender they fall off from the bones and the soup was just seasoned perfectly not too oily or salty. Made you feel healthy and want to have another serve.

Medicinal Pork Rib Soup

Medicinal Pork Rib Soup

The deep fried egg yolk snow crabs was impressive, so much meat in those crabs though I must admit some are coated with slightly too much batter, I felt like I was eating alot of batter. But the flavour was excellent, meat was tender and well priced.

Deep fried Egg Yolk Snow Crabs

Deep fried Egg Yolk Snow Crabs

The Peking Duck was great too, crispy skin, duck meat was tender. Usually in Perth they serve Peking Duck with pancakes, but I was pleasantly surprised when it came with steamed buns – I call them open mouth steamed buns cos you can flip them open in half and put duck meats with shallots and plum sauce and it tasted great!

Peking Duck with Steamed buns

Peking Duck with Steamed buns

The Chinese Stir fried veggies were also well-done. Not over cooked still juicy and tender. I was so glad they served us with ‘Dang Er’ and not Chinese Cabbages or something I eat regularly in Perth. I missed this ‘Dang Er’ veggies and used to have them in Taiwan but haven’t managed to locate them in Perth.

Stir Fried Chinese Vegies

Stir Fried Chinese Vegies

The squabs were fantastic, full of flavour soft and tender and the snow peas well done perfectly still crunchy and it went very well with the ginger.

Stir Fried Squabs with snow peas and ginger

Stir Fried Squabs with snow peas and ginger

Overall, we were very satisfied with all the dishes – the food waiting time was great, service was great and the proportion size of the dishes were adequate. The only thing I must say is that the toilets were located downstairs where it was dark and scary. I had to go there by myself feeling really scared. So I would recommend them to have lights near the toilet section as it made you feel like anyone could just peep out and attack you or it seems like a scene from a scary movie hehehee.

Here’s my ratings:

Dining Experience: 4 star
Food Experience: 4 star
Would I recommend? Yes

Restaurant Review – Chen Fu Ji

Published April 13, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello Bloggy friends, I tell you what after having some awesome food in the US & Canada – coming back home for some home cooking meal certainly was a shock to the system. I’m starting to run out of food ideas of what to cook and my inspirations. So anyways, few days ago I decided to make a roast – not just any roast but one that was marinated differently. I always use rosemary & garlic they are my favourite. But I wanted to try something exciting. So I came across Curtis Stone’s easy to do roast – the marinate sauces were mustard & strawberry jam. Yup, you heard me mustard & strawberry jam. I generally don’t like to mix my savouries with sweets – but combining mustard & strawberry jam was bizarre!!

Anyways, I decided to be brave and gave it a shot and guess what – it taste great! The sweetness of the strawberry jam complimented the sourness of the mustard seeds. So there you go, be bold and brave when it comes to mixing different sauces. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos – but one of these days I will make it again 🙂

Ok I’m getting side tracked here, so here we are well rested at the pay in lounge – now we are extremely hungry so we started hunting for some food and came across this food court. Now we all know food in the airport are over priced and often don’t taste that good. So I had low expectation, now what caught my attention was this particular shop which was well-known for it’s hand pulled noodles. On the mirror show case, there was the cook hand pulling noodles from a blob of dough. How amusing so I stood there staring at the cook making hand pulled noodles and he saw me and gave me a smile, so I whipped out my camera and took a shot.

Chen Fu Ji

Chen Fu Ji

After being entertained with the hand-pulled noodles we decided to order some hand-pulled noodles. Both Pandabear and I ordered the pork minced ramen that came with a soup and for our drinks we had the authentic Hong Kong Iced Milk Tea. The noodle was fantastic, chewy, slippery – great texture. Now the sauce was kind of not what I expected a little bit sweet for my liking but it was still tasty.

Pork Mince Ramen

Pork Mince Ramen

Hong Kong Iced Milk Tea

Hong Kong Iced Milk Tea

After finishing our meal I came across these interesting doughy looking thing which reminded me of ‘Hum Jim Beng’ – which literally translated as salty pan fried biscuit. Savoury doughy bread. So I asked Pandabear to grab me one. They cut it in quarters I thought that was thoughtful, it tasted ok – a little bit too doughy for my liking feels like you’re chewy a whole mouthful of dough with no fillings. Anyways, it was a dessert for me 🙂

Savoury Doughy Bread

Savoury Doughy Bread

Ok here’s my rating:

Food experience: 4 star
Dining experience: well being at the air port extra points for fast food service 4 star
Would I recommend: YES

Restaurant Review – Hong Kong BBQ

Published March 6, 2010 by Mary Jane

Evening Bloggy Friends, after coming back from dinner at Hong Kong BBQ and then followed by Icey Ice I was definitely tummy satisfied and adventurous about making some restaurant review post on Hong Kong BBQ which is situated on Francis Street Northbridge. This Chinese restaurant is one of my favourite in Perth. The produce is fresh, food waiting time is short and pretty good service.

They have recently been refurbished so there’s an upstairs to the restaurant, and we sat upstairs tonight. It was packed as usual. But to our expectation, the food was served straight away upon our order, 10 minutes later dishes after dishes came to our table. The presentation was immaculate, however the portion wise was a little disappointing. We had about 9 people tonight and would have preferred the serving to be a little bit bigger. The taste was however excellent, well cooked – in terms of colour, taste, flavour and the amount of salt added was perfect.

When you walk in straight away you see the live lobsters, live mud crabs and live cod…as you know I love animals to see them in these tight little tanks kinda puts me off from ordering them.

live mud crabs

live mud crabs

The stir fry fish with snow peas was nicely cooked, the fish was tender and snow peas was still crunchy and not too salty just right. Except the serving was too small

Stir fry fish with snow peas

Stir fry fish with snow peas

Honey King prawns was definitely well cooked, nicely deep fried and coated with honey. Except I find the taste of the prawns once you bite into it has a soapy taste for some reason. I’ve had this dish a few times, just to make sure I’m not going crazy but every time I bite into the prawns it has a soapy taste and I don’t know why? Maybe they have soaked the prawns into something else to make it tasty??

Honey King Prawns

Honey King Prawns

Hong Kong BBQ is well known for it’s roast – which includes bbq pork, roast pork and roast duck. They are all nicely done, the roast pork is my favourite as it has hardly any bones and the crackling is always crispy which gives it a good texture when you eat the whole piece together. Roast duck is also roasted to perfection with a crispy skin.

Roast Combination

Roast Combination

Sizzling Japanese Tofu with sweet chilli sauce is delicious as well, I love it how they pour the sauce when they placed the hot plate of tofu infront of you and it makes that nice sizzling sound…

Sizzling Japanese Tofu With Sweet Chilli Sauce

Sizzling Japanese Tofu With Sweet Chilli Sauce

The black peper beef stir fry was pretty nice too, except I find there’s a lot of onion pieces and not enough beef pieces. Even the beef pieces were quite small. So they should increase the serving size.

Black Pepper Beef Stir Fry

Black Pepper Beef Stir Fry

Overall, we were pretty happy with our meal – it would have been perfect if the serving was bigger. Otherwise food waiting time was only 10-15 minutes for all the dishes to come out. The waiters/waitress came and refill our teapot except we have to ask for it every time. We also had a fried crab meat Yee Mein, which was pretty plain and tasteless – so the down fall is the fried Yee Mein – not much taste. I think if you go there it’s best to order the Lobster Yee Mein as it gives more flavour.

Here’s my rating:

Dining Experience: 4 star
Food Experience: 4 star
Would I recommend: Yes!