Friday, 23 January 2015

Big Easy

American BBQ

Every once in a while I need to get my fix of BBQ meaty treats, but that is something that is so simple, yet so many restaurants fail to do it properly. Big Easy is one of the few US themed restaurants that has a reputation that cooks up some awesome BBQ, so I decide to try my luck at its Chelsea joint, the first Big Easy in the UK. We went for two surf and turf mains to share, the sirloin and lobster combo was not good value for money. The half lobster was so tiny that all it needed was just one mouth full to finish off the whole tail. 

Big Easy

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Spring Deer

Classic Beijing cuisine

Spring Deer is an old fashion Chinese restaurant that champions Beijing cuisine in Hong Kong, I am a massive fan of its cuisine, its richness and powerful flavours are something that is not easy to find in London so when I visited Hong Kong, dining at the Spring Deer was high on my agenda. It is a restaurant you can book in advance in Hong Kong, but due to its popularity and holiday seasons, it was fully booked for the next three weeks, but somehow I managed to get a table in the end after agreeing to dine at late hours. 
old school...
steamed Chinese ham in honey
deep fried spiced pork hocks
peking style grilled mutton

Friday, 16 January 2015

Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop

Wonton delight

Wonton is a shrimp and pork based dumpling that is among one of the most common comfort food in Hong Kong's culture. When it's done properly it can be such a delight. Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop in Jordan is a wonton specialist and it is extremely popular so it is not unusual to see long queues flooding at the front door in the evening. The decor is very old school HK style, really poorly done with tiny tables and limited space.

Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Australia Dairy Company

Faster than Bolt

Australia Dairy Company is a legendary canteen in the heart of Jordan, Hong Kong. At peak times the infamous queue is so silly that it can be as long as 200 meters plus, which would put the queue at Meat Liquor to shame. Why people would be mad enough to commit such effort for some canteen food? Well three reasons, one is down to the mindset of HK culture which I wouldn't go into it, the other two reasons would be its signature dishes: scrambled eggs and milk pudding.

Australia Dairy Company 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Yan Toh Heen

Dim sum fine dining style

Located inside the Inter Continental Hong Kong hotel, Yan Toh Heen is a fine dining Chinese restaurant and it was awarded its second Michelin star in the latest HK edition. While it is located on the ground floor, it still has a great view of the Victoria Harbour and I am sure it will be a spectacular place to watch the weekend fireworks whilst dining in style. I visited over lunch to seek some high level dim sum.
Yan Toh Heen
steamed Scallop with black truffles
and vegetable dumplings