We ordered all the usual specialties: roast pork with red intestines, sharkfin soup, "fried milk" with "pheasant roll", prawn toast, fried chicken, lotus root meat patties, and their baked sago pudding. Unfortunately, most of them were below average and sloppily prepared.
Sharkfin soup - Nice, but nothing special. On the other hand it was inexpensive. A half portion that served 6 was only $500.
Roast pork and intestines - No different from many other restaurants.
Roast chicken - The waitress recommended this, telling us this was fresh live chicken. It was tasteless.
Fried milk - Starchy and greasy. Lacks any fragrance of fresh milk, as is famous in Shunde. The "pheasant rolls" had no taste.
Prawn toast - Prawns were of adequate size but lacks taste. Would have been much better had they charged more for this dish and use better ingredients.
Lotus root meat patties - The lotus roots were chopped up and mixed into a rather characterless and bland patty. Soggy on the outside and bland overall.
Fried dumpling with clear soup dip - The dough was thick and tasted doughy. Very poor showing.
We had quite a good laugh at my expense of choosing such a dump. But everybody was in good humor and expected the baked sago pudding to save the day. It didn't. The browned top was chewy and hard. Probably it was prepared way in advance and reheated.
It is sad to remember the original Fung Shen decades ago at the then Hoover Theatre site (now the Causeway Bay Regal Hotel). Nothing like the good old days. Just a convenient local restaurant for nearby residents.
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Oct 09, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD250(Dinner)
Value for Money4
Keep it up!