Simple Travels: Hongkong

18 Mar

I have no real plans of traveling for March and April but as fate would have it, my mom needs an escort to Hongkong this coming Wednesday. She’ll be receiving an award in behalf of her company. I’m excited to try out Hongkong food again. Looking forward to trying these restaurants out during this trip. The list was taken from CNNGO’s 40 Hong Kong Foods We Can’t Live Without.

1. 5 Layer Roast Pork

A great piece of ‘siu yuk’ should have a top layer of crackling skin, then alternating slivers of fat with moist meat, and a final salty-spiced layer at the bottom. Euphemised as ‘five-layer meat,’ the morsels are served with sharp yellow mustard to cap off an overwhelming experience of textures and flavors all rendered from a humble slice of pork belly.
Lei Garden’s siu yuk hits the spot every time. Multiple location, see website for details

2. Yung Kee’s Roast Goose

Yung Kee has been around since the 1940s when it was a mere food stall near the ferry pier and has since grown to be the authority on Hong Kong roast goose. Today, nine out of 10 people will recommend friends visiting Hong Kong to have a meal at Yung Kee for their ‘siu ngoh.’ The restaurant will even specially pack their goose as carry-on luggage for departing travelers. It isn’t the cheapest by a long way and some may say that the most authentic roast duck is still to be found deep in the New Territories, but its an institution not to be missed. If you’re so inclined, try the equally famous thousand-year egg with ginger, which is so reputable, other restaurants buy from Yung Kee to serve to their own customers.
Yung Kee Restaurant, 32 Wellington Street, Central, tel +852 2522 1624

3 Joy Hing’s Cha Siu

In this town, Joy Hing is synonymous with ‘cha siu’ — Cantonese barbecued pork. Be sure to order ‘half fatty, half skinny’ cha siu for the best cut: moist, not greasy, honeyed yet smoky.
Joy Hing BBQ Shop, 265-267 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, tel +852 2519 6639, Facebook group.

4. Congee

It’s the food we crave when we’re sick, cold or missing home. And the deciding factor is texture over flavor. Known for its assortment of fresh fish congee, Sang Kee Congee Shop has customers lining up everyday for its fleecy rice porridge boiled from 2am every morning. Portions are large enough to keep an average, middle-aged man satisfied.
Sang Kee Congee Shop, G/F, 7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan, tel +852 2541 1099.

Now, the question is, how do you fit all 4 of the above in a 1 day trip? Hmmmm …

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