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Couple of places we ate in Hong Kong

Congee: Wai Kee

I am not usually a big fan of congee, I would eat it when I am sick but not for breakfast. However, ‘The Mother’ loves it and was craving some. I have heard about this congee place, Wai Kee from friends so thought I would give it ago. Situated on Stanley Street, this place was busy when we rocked up but turnover is quite quick!

‘The Mother’ likes one type of congee – shredded pork with a thousand year old egg. It’s probably the only kind of congee that I eat also. It was good, especially on a cold morning.

I have to say, congee is not for everyone, I have friends who absolutely detest it, I don’t mind it so much, provided that I eat it with youtiao – fried dough sticks, usually in pairs. I do like mine wrapped in Cheung fan (rice paper roll). The youtiao was a tad soggy but it was going to be soggy anyway if it was eaten with congee.

It was the perfect combination for ‘The Mother’ – I enjoyed it more than I thought. Price was exceptionally cheap! Congee was HKD16 (AUD1.92) and the youtiao HKD9 (AUD1.08) – you can’t get congee for that price ANYWHERE in Sydney!

Service minimal but efficient! Within two minutes of ordering, food will be served.

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Wai Kee Congee Shop

G/F 82 Stanley Street

Central, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2551 5564

Char Siu (BBQ Pork): Wang Fu

It requires no introduction that I love pork – pork belly, braised pork, anything pork really! My all-time favourite pork dish since I was a child is Char Siu, also known as barbeque pork meat. They don’t make char siu like they do in Hong Kong – I find the ones in Sydney a little dry and not that great. I called them char spew because they are actually not that great when purchased.

I wanted somewhere quick to eat, found this place on Wellington Street, I saw strips of char siu, siu yuk and lots of different types of chicken hanging and couldn’t resist. They had a lunch special, two different types of meat with rice for HKD40 (AUD4.80) and no doubt I had the char siu and siu yuk! I love the tenderness of the char siu – had the right amount of fat and meat, and the siu yuk – oh my, the crispy skin and the succulent meat, even dragon approved! I believe I can eat this every day, 3 times a day (ok maybe not 3 times a day but DEFINITELY every day!)

Service again minimal but food came out very quickly and did not have to wait too long for a table. They do serve other dishes, but I was there to eat char siu and siu yuk and char siu and siu yuk I got!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Wang Fu

65 Wellington Street

Central, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2121 8089

Ginza Bairin

It was one of the days that I had off from work – no dinners, no drinks, no meetings, so thought I’d catch up with the lovely J and her husband for dinner. We wanted to go somewhere in Central and IFC came to mind. J suggested Ginza Bairin, different variations of tonkatsu, deep-fried stuff and the menu was quite extensive! Both J and I opt for the pork cutlet tonkatsu, which was served with unlimited cabbage salad, rice, miso soup and some pickles.

The pork was tender and succulent, I love the crunchiness of the exterior – it was quite a generous serving. Is it the best pork katsu? There are a lot of places in Hong Kong that does serve them now – especially in Causeway Bay. It has been way too long since my last visit in Causeway Bay so I can’t really compare properly but I have to say, it wasn’t too bad.

The space is tiny and recommendations are highly recommended either for dinner or breakfast. You can definitely try getting there early to get a table if you do decide to go last minute.

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin

Shop 3013, 3/F, IFC Mall,

1 Harbour View Street,

Central, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2295 1112

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  1. Suz
    March 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I love how you can eat so well in HK for so cheap. And char spew – LOL too true!

  2. March 4, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Oh it all looks so delicious!

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