Authentication Jun 01, 2012
I walk past this restaurant all the time. Every time I walk past it, they are people queuing outside and the shop is absolutely busy and crowded. This shop is absolutely famous, everyone living around the neighborhood knows about it and the terrific dim sums they make. Finally I have the time to really visit the place with my friend instead of just walking past it.
As I know, they close the shop pretty early and the time we arrived here was nearly the time for them to close already. We immediately ordered our foods after we sat down and settled down with tea. They're famous with their steamed rice pot and so we ordered two, one was the Chicken Feet w/ Spare Ribs Rice (鳳爪排骨飯) and the other, the Steamed Mushroom and Chicken Rice (北菇蒸雞飯). You can pick large or small size for the rice, and we chose small for both and then ordered some other dim sums to try.
The two rice came quickly. Even though it's said to be a small size, the rice was not too little and I think it's a reasonable proportion.
With anticipation, we tried the Steamed Mushroom and Chicken Rice first.
Then we tried the Chicken Feet w/ Spare Ribs Rice.
As for dim sums, I originally wished to try their Shredded Chicken Rice Roll (雞絲粉卷), but unfortunately, it was sold out already. At last we settled for the Steamed Custard Bun and Chinese Sponge Cake.
I'd never expected so much from a small shop. The food was really nice, especially their famous steamed rice pots. I now finally understand the long queue and crowd in this restaurant. Even though the environment may be crowded, it doesn't matter at all as this is part of what it is. I really do hope these old restaurants could keep up their authentication and may the skills be passed on from one generation to the next. It'll be such a pity to see old authentic restaurants with such great quality to close down one by one like many do nowadays.
Date of Visit: Feb 23, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD31
Value for Money4