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Reservations not accepted for lunch. Better arrive before 12:30pm, or else you certainly would have to wait.I had wanted to try this petite little restaurant for some time since its opening. There was quite a lot of coverage in the press and I quite liked the idea of having the entire meal on a tray. Usually get it at Jap restos but seldom at cafes. So, a bit of novelty, coupled with the attractive pricing, brought A and myself here. Environment:It is a pretty cramped space. Tables tightly squee
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Reservations not accepted for lunch. Better arrive before 12:30pm, or else you certainly would have to wait.

I had wanted to try this petite little restaurant for some time since its opening. There was quite a lot of coverage in the press and I quite liked the idea of having the entire meal on a tray. Usually get it at Jap restos but seldom at cafes. So, a bit of novelty, coupled with the attractive pricing, brought A and myself here.

Environment:
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It is a pretty cramped space. Tables tightly squeezed together to accommodate the swarming lunch crowds, but there was also a nice long bench overlooking the streets for single diners. Pretty good idea. I would be having lunch here alone, back facing the other diners, removed from the world, immersed in a book or...candy crush.
A liked the decor - gold and white. The owner injected a lot of his/her personality into this small space. The kitchen was visible from where we were sitting but thankfully the ventilation system was good and we didn't smell like grease after the meal.

Service:
Excellent! All smiles, attentive, helpful. Quite pleasant.
smiles are contagious!

Food:
Lunch menu:
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Boys will probably leave only half-full. Portions are petite!
(1) Cream of broccoli and cauliflower soup
(2) Homemade roselle loaf
(3) Main dish
(4) Grilled caramelized(?) pineapple
(5) Deviled egg
(6) Green salad with honey mustard
(7) Milk pudding
(8) Tea

Looks like a lot, but it isn't really:
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See the size of the main dish..?? And I have small hands.

Cream of broccoli soup + roselle bun
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The soup was light, healthy and fibrous. They didn't use a lot of cream - most of it is blitzed cauliflower/broccoli, which gave it the nice green color. I like the fact that there wasn't a lot of cream, nor was it over-seasoned. It had a mild cauliflower flavour. Served hot. Portion size is perfect for ladies. It was served on a nice wooden (chopping) board along with the most interesting component of the meal - roselle bun. It was doughy, very sweet (there were candied cranberries sprinkled in the dough) and there was a small knob of cream cheese at the heart of the bun. The surface of the bun was extremely sweet and was quite brittle, almost like the shell of a macaron/meringue. A little too sweet. But I have never had anything like it in HK. Worth a try. Would've been even better if served hot!

Deviled egg with truffle pasteJust a regular boiled egg, with the yolk scraped out and turned into a mash. A small scoop of truffle paste sitting on top of the egg yolk mound flavoured the egg nicely. No skill required though. Green salad: mesclun mix-like salad with honey mustard dressing. Standard, no surprises. Grilled pineapple was...it tasted exactly like pineapple, heh! ^^

Pork chop with apples in onion sauce
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I ordered this. The chops were almost unpalatab-ly leathery. Yep, inedible almost. I've never had such a miserable piece of meat before. It was bland and leathery. The apple and onion sauce was quite yummy though. You actually see apple slices. The sauce for this dish was alright. Slightly watery but it was sufficiently sweet, so it should've accompanied the pork quite well. IF the pork were tender. Tiny portion as you can see.

Tomato chicken spaghetti
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Tomato sauce looked home made - was a bit too sweet for me, and the chicken was not tender but was MUCH more palatable than the pork I had. Grilled/pan fried chicken strips can't really go wrong. I would've picked this one had I known. Sadly the dish was not cohesive and the pre-made tomato sauce was merely poured on top of the bland, dry spaghetti. A bit of melting cheese and more time in the oven would have brought all the ingredients together nicely.

Milk pudding This was alright, not impressive. The body wasn't smooth enough and there was too much gelatin. For puddings served in a mould, it could be much smoother and runnier because it doesn't need to hold shape so well. I had 2 small spoons, then left it alone. I've also forgotten whether it had any almond flavour...heh.

Conclusion:
I guess there is much left to be desired. Gooday could certainly use some improvement in terms of food quality, but the concept is good. I mean, if they gave me better food, I would be back - better food doesn't necessarily have to be more expensive!
題外話/補充資料: Gotta say this again - great service! :)
(以上食評乃用戶個人意見 , 並不代表OpenRice之觀點。)
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