Saturday, November 3, 2012

~ Hong Kong 2012 - Day 1 (Part 3) ~

The sudden heavy downpour forced us to take shelter at a nearby building and the kids had McDonald for dinner. Pricing is fairly reasonable with Double Cheese Burger at HKD$14.9, Apple Pie at HKD$5 and Hot Fudge Sundae at HKD$6. One cone ice-cream is only at HKD$2.80 which is less than 50cents SGD.

Taking the MTR back to Chi Residences, we were glad be back for a warm shower. The children were extremely EXCITED because they can finally watch the DVDs which they had rented earlier: Captain America and Ice Age 3. With their new interest, our kiddos were not keen to follow Daddy and Mommy for a leisure walk at the night market.

The rain continues to drizzle. Hubby and I were famished by now and we headed down to the streets in search for our dinner. It was a cold night and many street hawker stalls have opened for business by now. We decided to settle for a warm pot of Claypot Rice (煲仔飯) and my favourite Oysters cake at Hing Kee Restaurant (興記煲仔飯). There are many stalls around the area selling claypot rice and the staff are pretty competitive to get their customers in.

Menu from Hing Kee

Deep Fried Oysters Cake (HKD$25 - Small): The Oysters Cake is a bit oily but it is crispy and satisfying for my appetite.

Salted Fish and Diced Chicken Claypot Rice - HKD$28

There are black and chilli sauces for your rice pot and oyster cake on the table. We waited for about 15 minutes and was delighted when our pipping, steaming hot claypot rice was served. It's time to EAT! Opening the lid on the pot, we dipped the black sauce over the rice and chicken. Give the rice a good stir and put the lid back to cover the rice again before indulging in our dinner.

It was an experience sitting at the open space along Temple street, under a rainy weather, squeezing and sharing the table with other customers as the rain gently splatter on our backs as we dig into the hot claypot rice to keep our tummy filled and body warm.

The rice are cooked over charcoal and the aroma from the claypot rice is fragant. Together with the Oyster cake, it makes our dinner hearty and satisfying. Hing Kee Restaurant has about 4 outlets around Yau Ma Tei and you probably won't miss them if you around the area.

Our meal is not complete without a healthy fruit juice drink. :) Pear juice (HKD$18 - Big cup) for Hubby and Watermelon juice (HKD$14 - Small cup) for myself.

Hubby spotted this dessert shop (Tung Kee Dessert - 同記糖水。甜品專門店) near our apartment as we were on our way back. We decided to settle in for some desserts to end our eating spree for the day. The menu looks so yummy-licious that we don't know what to pick! To save our misery, we decided to go for the chef's recommendation.

Coconut steamed milk (海底椰椰皇燉奶) - HKD$28 is my favourite dessert at this shop. This dessert is not too sweet and the steamed milk is smooth and fragrant. I like the softness of the coconut and I managed to dig out the coconut meat easily which probably means they really steam it for a fairly long time. It is a warm dessert and truly an enjoyment.

Smooth texture and delicious

Hubby ordered the Mango dessert (千口甘) - HKD$30 with sago pearls and I believe coconut milk. Taste alright but did not give me the WoW factor.

In general, dining at Hong Kong is pretty expensive. It easily cost us about SGD$5-8 for a meal per pax. However, being in a different country, this is also the time to taste their local delicacies which we seldom get to try back home. ^_^

Check out our Day 1 photos at BPDGTravels' facebook page.

Summary of Day 1 - Part 3

Hing Kee Restaurant
Address: G/F, 15 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
How to Get there: MTR, Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C

Other branches: G/F, 14, 19, 21 Temple Street & 48 Arthur Street, Yau Ma Tei

Tung Kee Dessert (同記糖水。甜品專門店)
Address: Shop B, G/F, Wing Sing Building, 36-40 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
How to Get there: MTR, Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C


foongpc said...

I must try the oyster cake and claypot rice at Hing Kee Restaurant next time I go Hong Kong! Never been to Tung Kee - must go there try their desserts too! Thanks for sharing!

Phoebe said...

I love your blog. It seems you have also visited HK recently! Nice to see the different dining options there. Hope you had fun during your trip. More food sharing coming soon. :)

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