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Your healthy dose of Chitosan and gourmet food Dec 31, 2012
Everytime I visit Tai O, I always have to visit this place because their food is so delicious, especially their signiature pancakes and their chips.
Luckily, for me there is no such thing as yithei (the Chinese definition of heatiness), so I can eat all the fried stuff I want without suffering any sorethroats or weird symptoms.
Deep fried crabs:
They were deep fried mini crabs which all of it was edible so you can get your dose Chitosan which is a fat blocker or reduces the amount of oil absorbed in the body as well as a good source for Calcium.
It started off quite nice but it got saltier because after you have had a lot of crab it tends to taste salty.
Just like my previous visit, they gave me a shrimp and a piece of fish to try too
Deep fried chips:
The coating is just as nice.
Its a pity they do not have vinegar but mixing the ketchup and chili sauce that they have makes a good dip for the chips.
Deep fried squid:
Each piece is separated by a piece of paper which makes them easier to pick up without getting your fingers dirty.
I loved the strong cumin and cilantro taste.
Supplementary Information:Previous visiti at Tai O:
Service charge: no
Yummy factor: delicious, I'll be back
MSG levels: None
Napkins provided: yes
Glass of water provided: None
English Menu: Yes
Value for Money4
The biggest squid I saw in my life! Nov 11, 2012
Tai O is full of snack stores, it happens that 大澳小食 is the one I walked pass, because of that big massive squid!
Food rating: 3/10*
* Food Rating: 6/10 is equivalent to 1 Michelin star, 8/10 to two Michelin stars, and 9/10 or 10/10 to three Michelin stars
Soy-sauce Squid (3/10)
The whole squid was put into the soy-sauce and poach slowly. The soy-sauce infused into the squid (but not deep inside). The squid seems fresh; the flavour was quite strong, more importantly it was extremely spongy. Highly recommended!
Give me a thumbs up if you like it!
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 03, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD15(Tea)
Value for Money5
Tai O's yummy chinese crepes n da BEST CHIPS in HK Apr 04, 2011
At Tai O village there are two popular snacks that were a “must try” for me, the Chinese pizza and Husband roti.
The Chinese pizza was a savoury crepe, a bit like the spring onion pancakes founds in Chinese restaurants.
The Chinese crepe was made in a few simple steps:
1) The pancake mixture was spread on the pan and heated till the pancake was formed.
Whilst I was waiting for the crepe, the owner kindly fried a prawn for me to try.
The golden prawns were fried with their heads, tails and shells and the whole thing was edible.
These prawns were already deep fried, but re-fried again.
The shells were crispy, yet the prawn was will juicy. The shells were coated with some flour hence the uniform golden coating.
This was a nice savoury Chinese pancake which was full of flavour emerging from the spring onions and coriander, and interestingly I could taste and smell cumin too which was probably mixed with the coriander.
To finish off, got this drink which looked like berry tea, it contained Begonia fimbristipula.
Begonia fimbristipula is meant to be a flower, in chinese 紫背天葵.
I was expecting it to taste like Rose but it tasted like Ribena, the sweetness was just right and the Begonia taste wasnt that strong.
Not sure if the Begonia fimbristipula is a local product from Tai O, but the dried version was sold nearly everywhere in Tai O.
Not sure what herb this was, but there was a gingery spicy aftertaste with sweetness.
Before ordering, I just knew they were going to taste good, and they were brilliant.
They looked like thick cut chips but they were not uniform, and the edges were not smooth which indicated they were hand cut by themselves.
The chip was super crunchy on the outside and like liquid in the centre.
The best thing was, they tasted good, WITH/WITHOUT sauce!
It would have been great if there was malt vinegar too!
These chips are as good as the ones at New York Fries, but thicker cut, and the outside is crispy.
Value for Money5