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order as much as you want, just not all at once.. Dec 24, 2010
For me, the best thing about this restaurant is the freedom I feel when ordering from the menu. Not only is it extensive, but nothing on it is that expensive, which makes me feel like I can order whatever I want.
The sizes of the dishes are suitably proportioned to their prices, and I always end up feeling like I’ve enjoyed a good bargain.
Plus, many dishes do have a unique quality, given they’re meant to represent village cuisine.
On the other hand, I feel that the overall quality of the food at this restaurant has slowly but surely been deteriorating. Since it tries to accommodate as many people as possible, it tends to churn out food very quickly, giving the impression that it’s rushing its customers. I usually eat hastily and feel rushed – this is the worst aspect of dining here. Hence, we order only a few dishes at a time, to avoid them being hurriedly brought out all at once, and growing cold before we have a chance to eat them. It’s not the most comfortable way to dine, but I nevertheless find the food quite enjoyable.
I love the sauce of this dish. The chicken is well flavoured and the meat is tender. Served in a soup bowl, the size is not huge, and other meat dishes can be ordered at the same time.
I have only ever tried this delicacy at this restaurant, so I don’t have anything for comparison. I find it fun to adjust my own seasoning for this rice, according to my own taste. But, of course, it may be hard for some people to mix in enough lard for there to be a strong enough taste! There may be an advantage to the kitchen mixing it for you afterall - what you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Lather on the lard please - just don’t let me see how much you put in. Another good point about this dish is the firmness of each rice grain – cooked in a small clay pot, the fragrance of the rice is better preserved.
I like this even better than the chicken. Again, the sauce was superior, and had been allowed to be absorbed into the flesh of the roast duck, which becomes immensely flavorsome.
The thing I loved most in this dish was the yam – it was soft/“粉”, and had absorbed the rich sauce (again, well made!). The pork on the other hand was not soft enough for me, and the layer of fatty skin was surprisingly thin. I don’t necessarily find the fatty skin attractive, or that yummy, but I understand some people love it, and isn’t it meant to be the soul and life of this particular dish? Without it, it just doesn’t seem right…
Being one of my favourite Asian dishes, this is usually made well here. There are usually lots of fish intestines within the egg (though whether this is good or not depends on personal taste!) and it’s served fresh and piping hot. That night, however, it seemed like it hadn’t been baked for long enough – there was lots of excess moisture, and the top wasn’t that golden and crispy.
I’m a fan of lamb meat – the more pungent the lamb aroma, the better. The rack here was alright – the lamb taste was detectable, but the meat was a bit too fat and oily and was quite small in size. But, the marinade was again, like the sauces of the other dishes, well prepared, making the meat very tasty.
You can probably guess what my praise for this dish would be…
Yep – well flavoured. Great sauce. It was an incorporation of the elements of ‘夠鑊氣’, ‘野味’ etc… ie the qualities that you can only really get when you eat out at Chinese restaurants such as these, or dai pai dongs, etc.
Not too bad – the delicate flesh remained moist and soft while the batter wasn’t overly thick.
This was slightly disappointing, as the eel slices were neither juicy nor well-flavoured. The red fermented bean curd failed to make up for the eel’s lack of flavour, as it too was rather bland and lacked the ‘smelly’ quality that gives this sauce its character.
The prawns were rather small in size, but quite fresh, and the egg yolk mixture was fairly well done. Again, as I commented in my critic of Ban Heung Lau, I wonder if this dish would improve by removing the shells from the prawns first, so the egg yolk mixture could coat the flesh more thoroughly? I’m not familiar with how best to cook prawns – perhaps the shell is needed to keep them fresh? – so this is mere speculation! Any opinions, anyone?
This was like a healthy version of糯米包. Firstly, the glutinous rice was wrapped in translucent skin, like that of siu-mai. Secondly, the glutinous rice itself was quite dry and loose, unlike the incredibly ‘sticky’ kind that is usually served. It also didn’t have many fatty pieces of臘味 (perhaps another factor contributing to its dryness), and it was of a very light colour, unlike the dark brown that 糯米飯usually possesses. It had lots of peanuts though…
I’m not quite sure I like this healthy version all too much – if I eat something unhealthy, I’d prefer it … unhealthy.
This used to be my all-time favourite. Note: used to be.
The quality of this dish made here has gone majorly down-hill. It’s still served when it’s freshly steamed, and is still soft and spongy, but the rich taste of custard is gone, as are the two rich layers of custard cream in the middle. Now, you can hardly see/ taste/ feel the layers of custard cream - it’s like eating plain cake. It’s very disappointing, especially since it’s still sold as being one of the restaurant’s specialties.
It’s best to come here with a large-ish group of people, so more dishes can be tried. My few criticisms aside, most dishes are indeed worth trying. And if they’re not, they’re still on a relatively low price-level...
Tip: space out your orders - order few at a time!
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Bad service with Microwave food Aug 04, 2009
Last Friday, my friend booked a dinner table for 12 people at 7:00p.m. in Tai Wing Wah Village Cuisine at Kowloon Bay. We arrived around 6:45p.m., after waited around one hour, we finally ordered food at 8:15p.m.
Moreover, our table is very small and not enough space for us to sit comfortable to enjoy our food ! We cannot get any respect and service after we complained the table is too small ! One of the manager just give us " black face " and said that their customer can sit 12 people why we cannot ! We are so angry but we are very hungry too ! Therefore we cool down and orderd food immediately !
We are so disappointed when we started to eat. All dishes seems just reheated by the microwave ! Only the cake " 馬拉糕 " is good !
We never go to such bad services cuisine again !
Date of Visit: Jul 31, 2009
Spending per head: Approximately HKD100(Dinner)
Value for Money4
Yeun Long much better!!! Jun 18, 2009
I tried both restaurants. The one in kowloon bay just so far so good but the one in Yuen Long is absolutely good. I joined local tour package "Fat Tat Hon" it include set lunch in Yuen Long and everything on the menu taste very very good. No wonder many people queue up there.
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PAINFUL EXPERIENCE!! Feb 04, 2007
I went to this restaurant tonight at 6:40pm. There was over 100 people waiting outside. I got the table evetually at 9:20pm. Please be reminded not to go this restaurant if you have no such patience. The food is only average and many of them were already sold out when we ordered. The service is quite poor. I definitely will not come back again.
Spending per head: Approximately HKD90
Value for Money3