They do not sound as good!! Dec 27, 2012
So I was out shopping the whole day, I didn’t feel like waking anymore so just settled with whatever restaurant that was closest. This place was disappointing; it did not measure up to its name. Those of you that do not know what its name means it means the world’s best.
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Dec 08, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD40(Other)
Value for Money2
Aftermath of Michelin's recommendation Jan 14, 2012
I tried this place in June last year and felt that it had the potential to be famous but I never thought they would be reccommended by Michelin.
After that there were long queues so I did not go again, but when I went past there was no queue so I went in.
Sat down by the window and saw that there will be another branch opening accross the road!!
I ordered the duck rice rolls again, and they appeared slightly thinner than my first visit.
Even when I walked in, the other peoples rice rolls were thinner and they were wrapped very taut.
Although the rolls were dinkier than before, it was more managable because it was more bite size!
Anyway, it still tasted nice because the rice-roll wrap was al-dente and there was generous sweet soy sauce to go with the rice rolls.
Supplementary Information:23rd June 2011 [review before the Michelin recommendation]
Price: $19 per rice roll dish [previously $15]
English menu: No
Yummy factor: OK
Value for Money2
Try it before it gets famous! duck rice rolls! Jun 23, 2011
The location of this place is every interesting, bang right next door to an all day dim sum restaurant!
Before this place opened, people would go straight upstairs for rice rolls and other dim sum delicacies, however this place may be getting the new limelight soon.
There is another congee place before the bird and basket, so serious competition going on here!
I had planned to visit the place next door, but when I saw the reviews for this place, it got my attention even though it only recently opened with six reviews.
According to the reviews it was opened earlier this month (June 2011).
I was attracted to this place because of the rice rolls with shredded roast duck and the congee reminded me of the congee I had at North point.
Fung’s dessert: (My congee review there)
Almost all the places I have tried and read do not serve rice-rolls with duck.
Rice rolls with liver are rare too unless you go to rice roll specialists, but now other places are beginning to serve more variety due to competition that more dim sum places are opening.
This place is nice and simple specialising in rice rolls.
The menu offers a simple choice of: congee, rice rolls, white carrot cake and steamed rices.
For rice rolls there are eight different types at $15 per order.
The congee at this place is runnier than the one at North point, it contains only salted pork, dried vegetables and duck gizzard.
Although the congee wasn’t as strong, the salted pork gave it most of the flavour. There were not too many brittle bones in the congee. The duck gizzard in the congee was really soft, and the salted pork was a dark rose colour, but the meat was tender and fresh.
Anyway for the rice rolls there are eight to choose from: 1) honey roasted pork 2) Hand cut diced beef 3) courgettes and mushrooms 4) signature flavour 5) pork liver in ginger sauce 6) spring onions and dried shrimp 7) shun tak sliced fish 8) shredded roast duck, all priced at $15 dollars.
They had a rice roll double choice (sheng ping) for $20, which was confusing, I assumed it would be like Chinese roast where you choose two items with the rice.
It was a bit strange how you could pick two different rice rolls because in a portion there are three, so they cant give you 1.5 rolls of each flavours.
In the end it turns out to be rice rolls made from both flavours.
I think for improvements if someone orders a double choice, they should indicate that both ingredients are mixed together in the rice rolls, because some do not go well together such as fish and beef. Luckily the double choice I ordered was OK to be mixed together.
Fish rice roll:
This one had the lightest taste, but you could taste the herbs in it, it was fresh fish not the frozen pieces, but the problem with this one were the fish scales and grounded bones.
The filling looked really dark, but inside it was similar to the fillings found in chiu chow flour dumplings. Very crunchy and strong of spring onions.
The spring onions were still crisp in the rice rolls.
This was my favourite, and the first time I have tried it, the duck was attached to the lovely roasted skin, as well as duck there were tofu puff shreds in it giving it a meatier texture.
Not quite what I was expecting, because I didn’t think both flavours would be combined into the rice roll, but as separate rice rolls.
Luckily the liver, dried shrimp and spring onions tasted really nice together.
The liver was not over cooked and remained juicy.
They were very bony, the meat that stuck onto the bones tasted really nice, but hard to eat if you do not know how to eat it.
However it is not very consistent because the first one I ordered was very strong as everything had sunk to the bottle of the jug, and the second cup I ordered was not so strong as it came from a full jug.
They also make their own chili oil which also tastes good.
Value for Money4
Ok wow!! :P Jun 05, 2011
Ok wow !!Recommended by friend yesterday and today specifically go for a trial. Overall the food is good - The rice roll is better than congee though. Cannot hold back myself to order one more rice roll
Recommended Dish(es): 牛肉腸粉
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jun 05, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD50(Lunch)
Value for Money3