Category Archives: Cantonese

Man Sing Cafe 民聲冰室 – Hong Kong

I was pretty disappointed that Man Sing‘s Tai Hang location was closed (for renovation?).. but anyhoo.. they opened a new branch at Shau Kei Wan!

It’s a lot larger than the 3 table Tai Hang outlet.. this location has 2 floors!

We went during lunch so they didn’t have the steamed egg with crab or the other signature dishes.

We ordered 2 meat patty tower lunch sets (only $38 each!) but the tower is noticeably shorter…..

curry lunch set….

and each set came with a drink! good deal!


Man Sing Cafe 民聲冰室

G/F, 135 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2881 6331

Canton @ Grand Hyatt Shanghai – Shanghai

The very first time I was in Shanghai, my foodie uncle suggested that instead of paying 100+ RMB for admission on the 88th floor observation deck of Jin Mao Tower (the tallest building in Shanghai back in 2004), we could have dim sum at Grand Hyatt on the 55th floor!  So on this trip, it was one of my grandaunt’s first time in Shanghai and we used the same money-saving idea.

We sat in the main dining room and had a great view of Pudong.

I didn’t really want to have dim sum in Shanghai when I could have eaten Shanghainese food and the dim sum were outrageously expensive.. so I came up with a brilliant plan! Have a small meal at Canton and then go have xiaolongbao and shengjianbao at Jia Jia Tang Bao and Xiao Yang later!

couldn’t stop eating the green seeds…

steamed pork dumplings with shrimp roe (siu mai)

steamed chicken feet with garlic and black beans..

BBQ pork buns….

steamed shrimp dumplings (ha gao)….

baked puff with ham, radish, and conpoy...

baked taro buns….

very expensive dimsum.. all just for the view!


Canton @ Grand Hyatt Shanghai

55F, Jin Mao Tower, 88号 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China

Tel: +86 21 5047 1234 Ext. 8778/8779

Man Sing Cafe 民聲冰室 – Hong Kong

My brother and I met up with my foodie aunt for dinner in Causeway Bay and she then surprised me with our dinner plans: dinner in Tai Hang! Tai Hang, nestled between Causeway/Tin Hau/Happy Valley, is becoming a hipster district with a lot of food places.. I’ve been wanting to go but it seems so out of the way!

We had dinner Man Sing Cafe 民聲冰室, an old-school restaurant that is frequently visited by local celebrities (as evidenced by walls taped with celebrity photos). Thank goodness we went early because the cafe only has 3 tables inside and there was already a small lineup at 6:30pm!

steamed pork patty tower topped with salt-cured egg… My mom makes one of the best steamed meat patties but this tops it! The meat texture is the same.. but this version has the best sauce!

steamed egg with crab….. and again, this tops my mom’s steamed eggs cause of the sauce. The crab had a lot of roe! Yumm!

sauteed veggie with shrimp paste…

cold mandarin…

Tai Hang will probably be my new foodie hang out place in the new school year!


Man Sing Cafe 民聲冰室

16 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang

Tel: (852) 2576 7272

Hong Kong University Alumni Association 香港大學校友會 – Hong Kong

My clinical group’s ortho tutor treated us to dinner at the Hong Kong University Alumni Association!

R: Pig’s lung almond soup.. This was my 1st time drinking this type of soup and I like it! There’s a strong almond taste and aroma and the soup was creamy.. which kinda reminded me of the almond dessert soup.  I didn’t eat the pig’s lung… I guess after living in Hong Kong for 2 and half years, I’m still not adventurous enough to eat innards.

Top L: salted chicken.. the meat was very tender and had the right amount of saltiness..

Top R: lotus leaf rice…. this is my favourite type of rice (apart from fried glutinous rice)! The rice had a faint lotus aroma, was cooked to the right texture (not too mushy) and very flavourable!

Lower L: pan-fried fish stuffed with fish paste.. The presentation of the fish was very interesting! I guess they removed the meat from the fish, then stuffed it with fish paste and then fried it?  Anyhoo.. this was really good! The fish skin was very crispy and the fish paste wasn’t “fishy”!

Lower R: deep-fried shrimp toast:  Compared to the other shrimp toast I had elsewhere, this one wasn’t as oily! However, it wasn’t as crunchy as I would have liked it.

TL: pan-fried milk with crab… i thought it tasted like pan-friend egg white..

TR: sweet and sour pork..this version was very sweet….

LL: steamed beef patty with dried tangerine peel… I like the tangerine flavour but I think my mom’s beef patty is more “bouncy”

LR: assorted vegetables with tofu and vermicelli.. I guess I ate too much of this dish during Chinese New Year to really enjoy this…

There’s still 2 years before I become an alumni and by the way the food tasted that night, I can’t wait to join the associated when I become and alumni!

Thanks Dr. Lee for treating us to dinner!


Hong Kong University Alumni Association   香港大學校友會

Room 101, Yip Fung Building, 2 D’Aguilar Street, Central

Tel: (852) 2522 7968