Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Yung Kee ♥ ♥


yung kee hong kong


We have to buy some roast geese to bring home to relatives in Manila, or else we wouldn’t be in Yung Kee for lunch. There are many other restaurants that make better roast goose than this tourist trap Hong Kong institution. But since we are already here, we give in and order the famous goose.

Trivia time! Do you know that Yung Kee packs their roast goose in nice boxes for traveling guests and calls it The Flying Goose?


yung kee roast goose Roast Goose 金牌燒鵝

Some pieces are delicious, some pieces are dry. Overall it is good, but not that good to be hailed The Holy of Holies for roast goose. Personally, I think it is overrated, but I haven’t been to the members only Yung’s Club, which I hear serves excellent food as Mr. Yung reserves his best geese for the VIPs who can afford. Average Joes and Janes like me eat at the average Yung Kee and get average fare. Oh well, that’s life. The average life.


IMG_9870Salt Baked Chicken 正宗鹽焗雞 – Again, average chicken fare.


IMG_9874Sauteed Garoupa with Vegetables 菜遠斑球 – Tastes as boring as it looks.


IMG_9877Seafood Ho Fan 海鲜河粉 – The less oily and less brown version of any Hong Kong cha chan teng hofan. Okay fine, Yung Kee’s has bigger pieces of seafood, but it’s definitely not bigger in taste.


IMG_9876Pea Shoots 上湯豆苗 – My favorite vegetable and the best dish of the meal.


IMG_9867Preserved Eggs and Ginger 糖心皮蛋

Now this is what Yung Kee should be famous for. Yolks are smooth and creamy, a bit runny even, mildly pungent, but good pungent. The ginger slices are pickled pink (hehehe), sweet, and are the most excellent complement to the thousand year old eggs. Simply the best I’ve ever had.


Yung Kee 鏞記: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong.

中環威靈頓街32-40號. +852-2522-1624

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