Wednesday, 7 May 2008

A Good Local Family Restaurant

Since we arrived here in Hong Kong, I have been searching high and low for some of the culinary delights that Hong Kong has to offer… I seem (well most of the time) to be able to spot or search out good eateries… No idea how I do it, but I am sure it is all my belly.
Our kitchen here is pretty damn small and I cannot be arsed to cook everyday, plus my Chinese cooking skills are not that good anyhows, and the million and one restaurants here in Hong Kong can sure as hell cook a more varied amount of food than me. Plus they are much better at it. 
Close to our flat we found a place called Ngau Kee Food Café, it’s a family run place close to the mid levels, os easy access to the bars before and after.
After chatting with the good humoured owner he told that his number 2 son does all the cooking and very good at is he is as well.
The food is typically Chinese but with slight twists. We’ve eaten there quite a few times, and always the food has been fantastic.

We’ve sampled quite a few dishes, favourites like chicken cooked with ginger & spring onion (a personal fave) and the sweet n sour pork, deep fried shredded pork with minced salty fish, black Chinese mushrooms and water chestnuts (yes that long). The prices are very good also. It seems to be filled with locals and most of them I am sure are regulars. 

The specialty of the place seems to be their sweet and sour pork (as everyone has it) and a casserole of pork and noodles. This for some reason we’ve never tried, but we’ve shared a table quite a few times with people having it. Looks and smells great. It will have to be in October now as we are taking the boat to Macau soon. This small joint is a real find and one we will miss on the rest of our journey.

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