We arrived at around 2:30pm. Dimsum/lunchtime has been extended to 4pm. Yay! Around 5-6 tables were occupied. Environment:
Really spacious and airy. The ceiling was very high and there were squishy sofas lining one side of the windows. Tables were quite sparse and the dining room is large. There isn't much of a reception area though due to the positioning of the lifts. Well ventilated, no weird cooking or oily smells emanating from anywhere!Service:
Quiet, no-fuss. Good. They could've added more hot water to the pot at the opportune times though. Other than that, professional. Food:
other dishes to share
Ahh there it is the $78 BBQ pork rice set
燒鵝腸粉Roasted goose in rice noodle roll
specialty BBQ pork at the top!
Not a conventional item in dimsum parlours - and it was a specialty item, so we decided to try. The texture of the roll was great - slightly oily, moist, incredibly thin but not easily broken, slightly chewy and yes, a bit slimy in a good way. The roasted goose was flavorful and the skin wrapped inside the roll was very crisp. The flesh was tender and intensely goosey. G poured some soy sauce over the roll, which makes it taste even better! I'd actually rank this as the most delightful out of the items I tried today. Siu Mai
Siu mai - average
Just very ordinary. The yellow skin was very thin, again, kudos to the dimsum master! I don't like shrimp so I picked them out and gave them to G, who said 'why would i want your shrimp'. ._. Signature BBQ pork rice with fried egg and vegetables $75+10%
Slightly overpriced, but quite yum
A bit too expensive for a bowl of char siu rice don't you think? Yes it is, so you won't be having this every day. However, when consumed in moderation, and on an experimental basis, paying $85 for this bowl of goodness was quite worth the try. The egg yolk was still runny (meant to be so), and G mixed it up with part of the rice. Just part of it mind, because I don't like raw egg yolk.
The BBQ pork was very fat, and I had to avoid most of it. In terms of flavour, it was quite delicious - savoury with a bit of honey glazed sweetness. There are two things i can complain about though - not enough charred black bits (which I so love) and the meat being a bit tough in the middle. Maybe they cut the pork along the wrong grain. Not sure - but I've had better BBQ pork - at a certain Shanghainese restaurant @ The Galleria, Central. The sauce, drizzled on the rice, made the already plump and moist rice even wetter. A and B said the sauce could be less sweet. G found it too wet. I found it quite alright and finished off what A and B had left of the rice. I am such a carb girl. Conclusion:
So, why do I recommend this place?
Because you feel pampered.
Great atmosphere, service, lighting and food...nice decor too. And the dimsum really isn't too expensive. You can also share the BBQ rice between two, which is what we did. That makes things much more affordable - one really doesn't need to eat that much rice in any event.
So, do give this place a shot. I think it will be a very pleasant experience.
Note that $75 is NOT an accurate indicator of what one would normally pay for a meal here. 4 of us went, and we didn't eat a lot. Only ordered 4 dishes, 2 of which were dim sum items.
BBQ pork rice
Date of Visit: Mar 04, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD75(Tea)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 3