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Brooks Farming 山澗農莊 – Fan Ling, Hong Kong

My foodie aunt wanted to treat me to my belated birthday dinner and told me to meet her at Fan Ling’s MTR station.  I was intrigued! Fan Ling is in the rural part of Hong Kong and for my aunt to pick such a faraway place for dinner, that place must be good!

My aunt made a reservation at Brooks Farming   山澗農莊, a private kitchen in a village 20 minutes away from Fan Ling’s MTR station.  This was my first time in a village and the environment is completely different from urban Hong Kong: there were mountains, fields, and village houses (村屋).

Brook’s Farming grows its own vegetables and fruits (above: peppers, eggplants, mint and bananas).  However, this isn’t “in-season” yet so we couldn’t pick our own vegetables.

Gado Gado… I had this dish in Bali! It’s cucumbers with peanut sauce. This sauce was really good but it was different than the sauce in Bali.  This version is less peanut-y and seems like it has added a bit of “seafood sauce.”

tom yum goong… My aunt told tell that I couldn’t eat spicy foods so they toned down the spiciness of this soup.  The soup was a bit spicy but I could handle it. Without the spiciness, I don’t think the soup would have tasted as good.  Yumm! The soup tasted sweet, sour and spicy at the same time!

beef brisket with pineapple and baby corn… the beef brisket was tender but this was too spicy for me! The baby corn is larger than those found in frozen Green Giant blends, and this was a lot sweeter and actually tastes like corn.

chicken wings.. this was well marinated

green beans with fish patty.. the fish patty was different from normal fish patties because this was chewy.  The chef said that this was pure fish meat with no other additions.

fish with coconut sauce.. the fish meat was kind of tough but the sauce was very coconut-y!

pear and lemongrass dessert soup… this was very refreshing! Perfect for cooling down after a spicy meal!

Thanks Aunt L for treating me to such a delicious meal!


Brooks Farming   山澗農莊

San Uk Tsai, Tan Chuk Hang (粉嶺丹竹坑新屋仔 ), Fanling, Hong Kong
Tel: 2674 2220 / 9586 3967