Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dim Sum Times

I think we had some of the most delicious yum cha this trip.

On Saturday morning, we woke up and headed down to Man Ho Restaurant (Wan Hao, as we know here in SG). It was still early at eleven am and we had pretty much the entire place to ourselves. D ordered up a storm (as usual) and we ate till our stomachs almost exploded.

I loved the service. There was a manager who had an enormous stack of Disney stickers and he kept coming over to fish some out to give to the kids. Plus, they were very attentive and were quick to assist when we needed stuff. Happy days.

The highlight was definitely the egg tarts. It was silky soft with a really flaky crust. Somehow, it seemed like only egg whites were used. Yumz! Loved it!!

Man Ho Chinese Restaurant
88 Queensway
Hong Kong
+852 2810 8366

D had always wanted to try Tim Ho Wan. We were unsuccessful the last two times because the queues were insanely long and we had a flight to catch on those days. This time round, they've expanded to 4 stores so we had more choices.

We went to the one at Hong Kong station, under the IFC mall. The wait was rather reasonable. I think we only had to wait for 30 minutes for a table. Service was fast. And because you fill in the order form, the food comes out pretty fast as well.

I adored the Polo Char Siew Pau. I've eaten this heaps here in Singapore but seriously, I think this is the reason they were awarded a Michelin star for. It's light with thin crust of sweet crumble on top, which is different from the thick crumbly crusts I normally have. It was a perfect little number that I enjoyed every bit of it.

Tim Ho Wan (original store)
2-8 Kwong Wah St,
Hong Kong
Tsui Wah is normally the first stop of my HK trips. I live for their Nai You Bao. It's this crusty little bun that is smeared with butter and has condensed milk drizzled all on it. It's sin city but yet so divine.
We like the store at Wellington street. It's spacious and it has quick service. Whilst you are there, you should try their ice lemon tea, ice milk tea, and baked rice. Yumz!
Tsui Wah
G/F-2/F, 15-19 Wellington St., Central, H.K.
Open 24 hours
Our room wasn't ready when we checked in so we headed over to Pacific Place for a bit of a bite. The husband wanted to try something new so we went to Ye Shanghai.
It was packed to the rafters with the office crowd when we got our table. My husband got really excited over the menu and ordered so much (again!)
I woudn't say it's pure Shanghainese food. It's a lil bit modern with the typical chinese restaurant offerings. Food was decent. Their soy bean drink was amazing. Dense and a tinge of sweetness. It was perfect.
I particularly enjoyed their mapo tofu. The flavours of the smoky sichuan chilli comes through and gave it an extra twist. Loved it!
Ye Shanghai.
Shop 332, 3/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty



    Excuse me while I go mad drooling over the food!

    1. don't say you..even I also drooling over the food!

  2. I'm so hungry now, looking at this! I was thinking of squeezing in a short trip to HK in Aug. Looking at this, I think I might just do it.


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