Friday, January 18, 2013
We always eat at Chuk Yuen on our first or second day in Hong Kong. It's my comfort food in Hong Kong and I really needed it after my unsatisfactory meals at Carpaccio and Ginza Bairin the previous day.
When you have lunch at Chuk Yuen they USUALLY offer you FREE hot sugarcane or orange juice.
The next two dishes are only available during winter months. It's because the richness and oiliness of the Chinese sausage and dried meats are hearty enough for cold weather. That's how I understand it.
Their version of my favorite glutinous rice with Chinese sausage (lap cheong) and dried meat was one of the best I've tried. The rice was soft and not greasy and the flavor was very good. The serving was actually a small one and we managed to eat a couple of spoonfuls each and it was more than enough.
fried glutinous rice with Chinese sausage HK$28
I love anything with Chinese sausage and I'm happy that their sausage wasn't as fatty as others. One bun had duck liver sausage (pic below) and the other had the regular pork sausage.
steamed Chinese sausage roll bun HK$22
We made an effort to order some dishes we've never tried before but it was hard since we all had our favorites.
steamed chicken, fish maw & Yunnan ham roll HK$25
Their roast goose was very lean and quite good too.
The dishes without prices are from a Chinese paper menu which my mom orders from so I'm not even sure about the names. They're all good.
beancurd sheet roll with mushroom
Shanghai wonton in chili & sour sauce HK$28
double boiled chicken soup
Asides from free drinks they also give free fruits for dessert.
We were about to leave when they brought our an additional free dessert made with sweet potatoes. Must be a Christmas treat since I've never experienced it before.
sweet potato dessert
dim sum menu (click to enlarge)
On our last day in Hong Kong our last meal was also at Chuk Yuen. That's how much we love their food. This time my dad's friend joined us and we let him do the ordering for a change. This meal they didn't give us juice only dessert.
steamed rice roll with scallop, lily bulb & asparagus HK$28
steamed rice roll with shrimp HK$22
Large pieces of shrimp were inside the rice rolls and nothing else.
The best ham sui kok! Hot, crisp, not oily and good flavor.
ham sui kok
fried beancurd roll
I never ever order this and I gave it a chance. I was right. I still don't like it.
beef ball in coriander soup HK$17
The pork knuckles were something different all right. It was mostly skin with some tendon. I liked it!
They really made an effort with presentation.
fried stuffed duck meat with taro HK$25
I ate the little chick's head off with one bite :D. There was actually a little minced duck meat inside the mashed taro. Not bad at all.
This giant dumpling in hot soup is my dad's favorite.
steamed s*fin dumpling in soup HK$25
Every time someone asks me for restaurant recommendations in Hong Kong the first name I always say is Chuk Yuen. Do try it and you will not regret it. Whatever you order will be good. I promise. I just have to try their dinner menu next time. I haven't done that in a while.
Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant
Basement, Hong Kong Pacific centre
28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong