I have heard so much about this restaurant and decided to give it a try (in fact two, first time on Kowloon side) and this time in IFC. Luckily I booked a table in advance and got seated right away.
Ordered a lemongrass drink and a Longan iced tea. That busy (at least he thought so since he walked extremely fast) manager told me they might not have iced lemongrass drink so I said if he didn't have any cold one then gave me a hot one. Then when the longan tea arrived without my lemongrass drink, so I thought "ok probably he was too busy to tell me they ran out of lemongrass drink and too busy to arrange a hot one for me". Then suddenly in the middle of my meal, the iced lemon grass drink arrived. both drinks were okay but I would expect the manager could have told me whether they had the cold one or not.
steamed spring rolls - terrible
It looked terrible as the spring rolls wasn't tighly wrapped so it looked wobbly. When I ate it, the shredded pork was so dry and hard and it seemed that it was made at least 2 days ago.
Signature chicken wings - sooo dry
This dish was supposed to be one of the not-to-be-missed items. The seasoning was very tasty and it was very crispy. BUT the inside was as dry as a chicken jerky! I believe the problem was becuase it was single-boned. The chicken wing became less meaty so the time of cooking was crucial. It became easily over-cooked and this happened both in Central and Kowloon shop.
Braised Beef Noodles - authentic Thai street food style
This was the best I had for the entire meal coz' it reminded of the delicious street food style beef noodles in Bangkok. The soup base was dark and made of Thai fish sauce and other spices, most importantly was a lot of deep-fried pork fat that made the soup smelt good. But as a healthy Hongkongers, I had no choice but picked all these fat out! The thin noodles texture was just cooked to perfect while the different kind of sauces came with the noodle was great too!
A good dining experience is composed of food, service and ambience while unfortunately the first two failed! I guess the money mianly went to the rent and the brand itself.
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Feb 25, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD300(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 2