Thursday, April 26, 2012
If you've been following my blog for a while you will know that Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant is my favorite place for dim sum in Hong Kong.
It's the first place we eat at when we arrive in Hong Kong and it's the last meal we have before going to the airport. You can search my blog for all the posts on Chuk Yuen.
Each time we go to Chuk Yuen they have new offering in their dim sum menu depending on the season. Last December they had my favorite Chinese sausage in a bun. They normally have this during cold weather months only.
The sausage or lap cheong is fatty but the flavor is the best. It's salty with just a tinge of sweetness. One bun contained pork sausage while other one used duck sausage which I love.
Chinese sausage 'lap cheong' bun HK$19
This plate of bok choy was my only concession to my diet. It was pretty good too!
I don't know why my mom loves these pan fried rice rolls since there's nothing inside the rolls. You just dip them in a combination of hoisin and peanut sauce. I prefer the steamed rice rolls filled with barbecued pork or beef and mushroom.
fried rice rolls
This was another new dumpling on their menu.
steamed shrimp & pea shoot dumpling HK$22
Pea shoots or tao (dow) miao is a delicious vegetable not always available. I could taste the delicate flavors of the pea shoots in this dumpling. Excellent combination!
I need meat and I was curious what Kobe veal bones tasted like. It was darn good with bits of seared fat on the edges and lean meat near the bone. There wasn't much in one order but I didn't regret ordering this. A little guilty pleasure for an otherwise healthy lunch.
pan fried Kobe veal bones HK$25
Chuk Yuen's dim sum menu
Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant
Basement, Hong Kong Pacific centre
28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui