Category Archives: Hong Kong – Tsim Sha Tsui

Spring Deer 鹿鳴春飯店 – Hong Kong

I’ve been dying to try Spring Deer, an old-school restaurant famous for their Peking duck.  It’s so hard to make a reservation because you have to reserve more than a week in advance (which I failed multiple times) so this time, I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and got a 7pm sitting!

My parents used to come here often (more than 20 years ago).. but they somehow never took us us here….

appetizers…. peanuts and pickled veggies

sauteed crab meat with egg white…..one of the best renditions of this dish.. the texture of the egg white was so smooth..

pan-fried shrimp…

vegetarian duck…. very flavourful!!

cabbage, ham and vermicelli  soup

Peking duck done in 2 ways….1st way with duck slices and pancake… The duck slice has more meat attached to the skin than normal and the star of this dish was the pancake. The pancake, although thicker, was so soft.. even when it cooled!

lettuce wrap…. 2nd way with minced duck and lettuce

red bean pancake

We loved the food so much that we also went to lunch 2 weeks later! Lunch is quite a steal cause they have a selection of dishes for 48HKD and it comes with a bowl of rice. Apart from the Peking duck (in 2 styles),  we also ordered the following $48 dishes:

braised cabbage

Szechuan green beans

chicken, cucumbers and noodles mixed with sesame sauce …

braised duck feet…

braised eggplant, pork and edamame beans….

Spring Deer is my new fav restaurant in town!!!  It’ll probably be my new lunch spot cause the waiter said that lunching here is a better deal than eating at night!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!!

Spring Deer 鹿鳴春飯店

1/F, 42 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: (852) 2366 4012 / 2366 5839

Regal Court 富豪軒 @ Regal Kowloon Hotel – Hong Kong

Since my brother is visiting HK, we had a extended-family dinner at Regal Court.

from upper left corner clockwise:                                                                                           soup of the day; fried beef brisket; BBQ  pork & suckling pig; sweet and sour pork

veggies with salt-cured egg & century old egg; braised fried tofu; tea roasted chicken, sauteed morning glory with shrimp paste

fried noodles; fried rice; fruit plate; pudding

There were also complimentary dessert soup: almond tea with egg white, walnut and red bean.

My favourite dish was the tea roasted chicken… the chicken was so tender and there was such a strong tea taste and aroma!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Regal Court   富豪軒  @ Regal Kowloon Hotel 

2/F, Regal Kowloon Hotel, 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: (852) 2313 8681

CoCo Ichibanya CoCo壹番屋 – Hong Kong

Before the exams, my friend and I met up for dinner and I suggested to try CoCo Ichibanya.

Baked curry chicken rice.. al dente rice.. lots of sauce.. and very cheesy!

We ordered the curry pork chop rice set.. it comes with soup and ice-cream!  You can choose the spiciness of the curry and the amount of rice you want.  We’re not big eaters  so we got $5 back for ordering less rice! They should have this option at every restaurant!  This was my first time eating Japanese curry and it tastes like curry.

onion soup..

the best-included-in-set ice-cream! There were real strawberries and cookies chunk!

CoCo is a winner…good food and good price!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

CoCo Ichibanya CoCo壹番屋

Shop 302,3/F, Silvercord Tower, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

COCO @ The Mira Hotel – Hong Kong

It was my bff’s birthday so we had to celebrate with some sort of cake! The only cupcake place I know of in Tsim Sha Tsui is COCO @ The Mira Hotel.  It’s more of a patisserie and their cupcakes are a work of art!

We got the Chocolate Addict (Chocolate cup cake – milk crispy chocolate center – White chocolate cream – Dark chocolate Ganache)  and the Mango Red Velvet (Red velvet cup cake-fresh mango-mango cream-mango jelly cube).  Each cupcake costs $32.

My BFF loves red velvet cupcake (she can even bake her own!) and Coco’s version was a disappointment.  The cupcake didn’t have the red-velvet taste so the cupcake was really a mango cupcake instead.

The Chocolate Addict on the other hand is probably the best cupcake I have ever eaten.  There were different textures: smooth ganache on top and crispy chocolate wafers in between the moist cupcake.  Plus.. it’s so artfully decorated!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINA!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!

COCO @ The Mira Hotel

Lobby level, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hungry Korean – Hong Kong

Mmmm… my latest foodie obsession is the Korean fast food joint called HUNGRY KOREAN! I love the name.. but not the long lineups….

You order the food at the counter and then you’re taken to a seat.

The appetizers (banchan) cost $12 for 3 (or $6 for 1).. there’s fish cake, kimchi and potato salad…

Beef Bibimbap ($38)… for the price, there’s lots of beef and other toppings!

dukbokki  ($28)..  really spicy!

gimbap ($28)… choice between pork, beef and squid..

japchae ($28)..not too oily…

sweet chicken Chul Pan Gu E ($49)… the chicken was tender and the sweet sauce was perfect to mix the rice with….

I love love love Hungry Korean! It’s delicious and wallet-friendly!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Hungry Korean

G/F, Astoria Building, 24-38 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hansung Co. 漢城美食 – Hong Kong

Next up on my to-eat-list on Korean Street is Hansung Co.

Instead of serving traditional Korean cuisine, it serves “fast-food” style food.  There’s no fancy cooking, just simple basics.

Maybe that’s why there’s only 2 types of appetizers?

beef hot pot with rice

japchae (potato noodles) with beef 

jajangmyun (black bean noodles)

spicy dukbokki and ramen

The japchae and the beef hot pot tastes almost the same (japchae had more potato noodles and hot pot has soup).  Weird thing, this place doesn’t serve soju.

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Hansung Co. 漢城美食

10 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

Namdaemoon One Korean Restaurant – Hong Kong

My foodie aunt took me to dinner at Korean Street (Kimberely Street). Even though I’m crazy for everything Korean, I didn’t know there was an entire street with Korean restaurants, supermarkets and deli!  Namdaemoon is a tiny restaurant with less than 10 tables so we had to wait a while. After 25 minutes, the staff said that the next available table is ours.  BUT another staff gave the table to a party of 2, who was already eating (in a table shared with another customer), but wanted to have their own table. We were hungry, tired and cold and now beyond pissed off.

As usual, I had to eat bimbibap and seafood pancake.

But this time, I also tried the bean paste stew (daenjang chigae).  It was perfect for a cold winter night!

Despite the horrible service, the food was pretty delicious.

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!

Namdaemoon One Korean Restaurant

10 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: 2723 2028