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Hunan Garden, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong

Sorry for the lack of post. Hope you all had an awesome Easter Break! We certainly did – my family is in town and we have been taking them out sightseeing and eating! It has been good having them, I have truly missed having them around and looking forward to seeing them again in Sydney in July – can’t wait!

I always enjoy catching up with the auditor, I have mentioned her a couple of times on this blog – one of my dearest high school friend. She has definitely helped me transitioned in Hong Kong, and I am forever grateful for her endless support.

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Hunan Garden can be found in City Plaza 3 in Taikoo Shing. The restaurant is relatively big, and the menu vast – took us a while to decide what we wanted! Started with crispy chicken with crispy garlic – this was definitely Dragon’s favourite dish! The crispy skin, succulent meat – it was quite tasty and no doubt Dragon ate at least half of it on her own!

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‘The Mother’ and the auditor wanted the spicy szechuan fish – I could smell the chili and they both definitely enjoyed it.

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I have been craving good xiao long bao and although it wasn’t as good as Din Tai Fung or Paradise Dynasty, it definitely hit the spot.

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Last but not least, fatty pork! oh my i was so looking forward to this dish, however, was slightly disappointed. The meat itself could have definitely been more tender and I have to say, mum’s version is infinitely better!

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The watercress was simple and delicious. I love the colours of the vegetables.

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For dessert we ordered mango sago pomelo and these pear shaped desserts which had red bean filling inside. It was ok I thought, nothing special. The mango sago pomelo was pretty decent but then again, you really can’t get that wrong can you?

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Service was friendly and polite and food was pretty decent I thought. Will definitely come back and try their other dishes

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Hunan Garden

1/F., Cityplaza Phase 3,

18 Tai Koo Wan Road, 

Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 3691 9928

 

Guyi Hunan, Shanghai

Wow – this post is definitely overdue. It’s from my trip to Shanghai about a couple of months ago. I was researching for places to eat in Shanghai, and Guyi Hunan came up a couple of times. We stumbled across it whilst shopping and thought it was a sign and decided to dine here. Even though it was 5.30pm, the place was already busy with diners – I have heard that you have to go early, otherwise you might have to wait for a while.

I remembered the restaurant being cold, and the waitress offered me a blanket which was nice! Think she thought Dragon might have been cold also! It was noisy though, but the overall décor was simple and nice. The menu was a thick book with fancy pictures which I like – it’s always nice to see pictures when ordering food.

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We started with some salted peanuts and pickled radish.

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‘The Mother’ couldn’t go past the pipis with XO sauce – wow, these were fantastic. The pipis were fresh and chili gave it that nice kick. From memory, ‘The Mother’ ate almost the whole plate! He really enjoyed it.

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We couldn’t go past the duck which was swimming in big chunks of chili! It was spicy, seriously spicy but the duck was incredibly tender that it just fell off the bone.

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Last but not least – my favourite – pork belly. WOW! The pork belly was so tender that it just melted in my mouth. The sauce was sweet but not sickly rich, and I couldn’t help but eat most of it.

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Service was good, very tentative, and food came relatively quickly. I have to say, I was rather impressed and wouldn’t mind dining here again next time I am in Shanghai. Would definitely love to try their other dishes! The frog legs sounded interesting also.

It was a good albeit short trip to Shanghai, both ‘The Mother’ and Dragon enjoyed themselves – no doubt we will be back again either for work or leisure.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Guyi Hunan Restaurant

89 Fumin Lu

Shanghai

Ph: +86 21 6249 5628