Pop Quiz: What do the hungry food loving Toyodas do at 9pm in Hong Kong??
Answer: Decide to all of a sudden go to a fancy restaurant, of course!
I’m talking you should book ahead at least one day if you want to eat Peking duck but we didn’t and just showed up all of a sudden.
We show up and our table is not ready so we have a seat at the bar. Didn’t know craft beer is a big thing in Hong Kong until this trip.
After a few minutes, we were guided to our seats and got some sparkling water to start. It comes in a glass and is from New Zealand.
Crispy Roasted Pork Belly
I ask what’s the recommendation from the appetizer menu. Our server recommended this item. This has got to be the crispiest pork skin I’ve ever seen in my life.
Cold Free Range Chicken, Coriander, Black Truffle
The chicken tasted very interesting. Never had anything like it. I’d love to be able to recreate this at home. Sounds like an awesome meal during the hot summer days over cold noodles.
Dumplings – The name I do not remember
We basically came for the dim sum, so here it is. The first one we ate.
Traditional Iberico Pork Shanghainese Soup Dumplings
The other xiao long bao. This time in a fancy little basket with a thin radish underneath. It was a little spicy and very awesome!
Soft Quail Egg, Iberico Pork, Black Truffle Siu Mai
This! Shu Mai with a quail egg in it. Mmmmm. I never had siu mai with quail eggs in them. Such an awesome idea and another one for the ‘try at home’ books.
South Australian Lobster Har Gow, Yunnan Ham
An interesting one. You stuck this thing in it with chili oil and filled it up before eating. But it’s so big there’s no way it’ll fit in one bite unless you’re the Incredible Hulk or something. I liked this one the best bc it was lobster.
Wild Mushroom, Vegetable Spring Roll
Two versions of spring roll. The first one was with mushrooms.
Kale, Vegetable Spring Roll
I can tell because it’s super green looking. The mushroom one wins in my books.
Brussels Sprouts, Iberico Pork, Shredded Red Chili, Shrimp Paste
We also got Brussels sprouts. Who knew brussel sprouts can make a great Chinese dish? Totally going to try this at home, with less salt. This would of been perfect with white rice. At this point we were stuffed and wanted to crawl into bed.
Delicious! And shocked at the final bill. Food in Hong Kong is not cheap. It always feels like we’re paying 30% more than we should be. I guess that’s something to get over. The food is delicious so I do want to go back again.
– Call at least 1 day ahead and reserve Peking duck.
– Do order the coriander chicken, lobster dim sum and mushroom spring rolls – Don’t be shocked at the final bill