Very Good Restaurant At Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Very Good Restaurant is a Guangdong Chinese Restaurant situated next to Tsim Sha Tsui, Exit B. It is at a superb location, convenient and accessible in the shopping belt.

It serves a very wide range of food; ranging from Dim Sum, Appetizers, Seafood, Vegetables, Roast Meat, noodles, rice and etc. Since we were there for dinner, we wanted some dishes like seafood, vegetables to go with rice.

We have ordered an appetizer, Jelly Fish and Cucumber. The cucumber is a preserved cucumber, slightly sourish and very crunchy, very appetizing. The Jelly Fish, likewise is crunchy.

Jelly Fish and Cucumber
Jelly Fish and Cucumber

We ordered a prawn dish as well. The prawn was succulent and as fresh fruits were added, it gave a refreshing taste to the dish.

 

Stirred Fried Large Shrimps and Fruits
Stirred Fried Large Shrimps and Fruits

I wanted to tried as much roast meat in Hong Kong so as usual I ordered a 2-mixed roast meat, roast goose and BBQ Pork. Both the roast were tender and soft. Both were flavourful. The roast goose skin was not as crispy as those served in Yung Kee but was good enough.

Roast Meat
Roast Meat

For vegetables, we have the Fried Green Beans for a change. It was rather oily and salty, nevertheless was tasty. Great with a bowl of white plain rice.

Stirred Fried Green Beans and Minced Meat
Stirred Fried Green Beans and Minced Meat

As the service crew, highly recommend the Custard Crispy Baked Bun, so we ordered a set of two to try though our intention wasn’t to have Dim Sum. The bun skin was crispy on the top layer and soft in the inside with a sweet custard filling. The custard filling was not delicious, it was with sweet tasting and nothing else. I didn’t like this Dim Sum.

Custard Crispy Baked Bun
Custard Crispy Baked Bun

Overall, the food served in Very Good Restaurant was above average but not for the only Dim Sum we tried. I suspect the Dim Sum is only mediocre. Other than that, it was a fine restaurant with the typical Chinese Restaurant ambience, a little noisy.

 

Very Good Restaurant (頂好海鮮酒家)
90-94 Nathan Road,, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀彌敦道90-94號
Tel: +852  2366 5660

Opening Hours

Daily 1200 to 1500; 1800 to 2300

Getting There

By MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit B1)

Rating: 7/10

 

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Baby Cafe By Angelababy In Mongkok, Hong Kong

My colleague in Hong Kong bought me to this famous Hong Kong restaurant, Baby Cafe by Angelababy. There is a restaurant in Mongkok in Langham Mall, conveniently accessible by MTR, as an exit from the Mongkok MTR leads you directly to the mall. They have a few other outlets in Hong Kong

Menu Front Page
Menu Front Page

Baby Cafe serves set lunch and Ala Carte and we chose to have set lunch. The lunch set comes with a Starter, Main and a Coffee or Tea. There are a number of choices for Main, pretty good selection.

Lunch Set Menu
Lunch Set Menu

I decided on the Linguine while my colleagues chose the Grilled Black Sirloin (Pork) and New Zealand Rib Eye Steak (Beef). For the starter, I chose the Salad as I don’t prefer Soup while my colleagues opted for Soup.

I didn’t try the soup so I have no idea of the taste. The salad was served with generous amount of Smoked Duck. I like the smoked duck. The salad dress was I think is Vinaigrette. It is a bit too sourish and did not blend with the smoked duck well.

The linguine was Al Dente, pretty decent in taste. It would be great if you serve it with two prawns instead of one. I don’t see much of the Shrimp Roe too. It was a pity that I didn’t try both the Grilled Black Sirloin and Rib Eye Steak.

Finally, coffee or tea was served. All the three of us chose coffee over tea. I find the coffee has a full body and low acidity, decent aroma. It was the robust kind.

 

Baby Cafe 
Shop 30, 11/F, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok
旺角亞皆老街8號朗豪坊11樓30號舖
Tel: +852 2111 1169

Opening Hours

Daily 1200 to 2330

Getting There

By MTR: Mongkok (Exit C2 or E1)

Rating: 7.5/10

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Barista Caffe In Tsim Sha Tsui

Barista Caffe is located along Ashley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, in a Citadines (Hotel), level 3. You won’t be able to spot the cafe at ground floor but look fro Citadines and you should be seeing a sign stand at the door of Citadines if they are opened.

Step into Citadines and take the lift to level 3 and once you exit the lift you should be able to spot the Cafe, like the photo below.

Cafe Front
Cafe Front

The cafe is pretty spacious, cosy with a pretty good gap between the tables. The design is simple with some accessories used to decorate the cafe giving a homely feel.

Barista Caffe offers a simple menu with a page for Breakfast cum Tea, a page for lunch and a page for beverages.

I was there for breakfast and I chose the cake of the day from the breakfast/tea set menu, that comes with a cup of coffee or tea. There wasn’t any option as the only available was Chocolate Brownie. Instead of the brew coffee, I opted for Cappuccino; I need to top up with HKD 10. That was pretty reasonable.

My Order, Cappuccino & Brownie
My Order, Cappuccino & Brownie

The coffee was pretty decent, rooms for improvement for the brownies though.

My last thoughts, simply, I like the ambience of the cafe.

 

Barista Jam
3/F, Citadines Hongkong Ashley, 18 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀亞士厘道18號馨樂庭亞士厘服務公寓3樓

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 0800 to 1830; Saturday 1200 to 1830; Closed on Sundays

Getting There

By MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit C1 or L5)

Rating:7.5/10

Ocean Empire Food Shop In Yau Ma Tei

Ocean Empire Food Shop has a number of outlets throughout Hong Kong and I went to the outlet at Yau Ma Tei. It is along Nathan Road.

It serves mainly Congee and Rice Roll and along with a few others dishes.

Fried Dough Rice Roll
Fried Dough Rice Roll

A very classic Rice Roll is the Fried Dough Rice Roll. A fried dough is wrapped in a thin and smooth Rice Sheet. There are three sauces on the table. You can mix the sweet sauce and sesame seed sauce and dipped with the rice roll.

Pan Fried Turnip Cake
Pan Fried Turnip Cake

The Pan Fried Turnip Cake was very soft. Personally, I think it was too soft. The flour added was too little therefore the ingredients in the radish cake scattered when I start picking it up. Nevertheless, it was flavourful with lots of radish.

"Ocean Empire" Congee
“Ocean Empire” Congee

We ordered the Ocean Empire Congee which has fish, meat balls, pork and prawn. The congee was smooth and thick.

Overall, we enjoyed the breakfast at Ocean Empire.

 

Ocean Empire Food Shop (海皇粥店)
G/F, 497A Nathan Rd,, Yau Ma Tei
油麻地彌敦道497A號地下
Tel: +852 2385 6732

Opening Hours

Daily 0600 to 0000

Getting There

By MTR – Yau Ma Tei (Exit C)

Rating: 7.5/10

The Next Station At Mongkok

The Next Station is a dessert shop that serve what I called the Western dessert. If you are looking for Red Bean Soup, Beancurd, Sesame Paste; this is not the place.

Interior
Interior

When we were there on a weekday, after dinner at about 8 pm, there was a queue, ahead of us there were three groups. It wasn’t a long wait though. It’s a pretty cool shop.

Menu
Menu

The Next Station serves desserts like the nougat, brulee, waffles and there was this very dessert which I saw it for the first time here which they called Foam, sounded so chemical. Nevertheless, this attracted our attention.

Green Tea Foam with Red Bean Panna Cotta, Strawberry Jelly, Green Tea Ice-Cream, Green Tea Foam, Wheat Germ Meringue
Green Tea Foam with Red Bean Panna Cotta, Strawberry Jelly, Green Tea Ice-Cream, Green Tea Foam, Wheat Germ Meringue

We ordered the Green Tea Foam. It has Red Bean Panna Cotta at the bottom and on top of the panna cotta, it was a layer of strawberry jelly. Next there was Wheat Germ Meringue and it was topped with a scoop of Green Tea Ice Cream and the Green Tea Foam. Two of us, include myself, didn’t like the Foam, only one enjoy it. It has a good amount of Green Tea flavour, but I didn’t like the texture.

Molten Cake Plus Rum Served With Cookies & Cream Ice Cream (Select either Rum, Grand Manier, Baileys)
Molten Cake Plus Rum Served With Cookies & Cream Ice Cream (Select either Rum, Grand Manier, Baileys)

Another dessert we ordered was the Chocolate Molten Cake served with Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. It would be infused with a small amount of alcohol, about 3 ml, I think. You can choose from Rum, Grand Manier and Baileys. I don’t like Baileys, so I was deciding between Rum and Grand Manier. I chose Rum, a safer option, thinking to myself.

When you squeeze the alcohol into the cake, remember, not to release the squeeze. Hold onto the squeeze and withdrew the pipette. Otherwise, by now, the alcohol have mixed with the chocolate, will be sucked back into the pipette.

Chocolate Molten Cake's Chocolate Lava
Chocolate Molten Cake’s Chocolate Lava

The Chocolate Lave flowing out from the centre of the cake was so enticing. We can’t wait to eat it. The Lava cake was good but wasn’t the best I have tried so far.

 

The Next Station
G/F, 13 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok
旺角黑布街13號地舖
Tel: +852 2668 8355

Opening Hours

Daily 1500 to 0100

Getting There

By MTR: Mongkok (Exit E2)

By Bus: 1, 1a, 6, 102, 112, 118, 171, 203c

Rating: 7/10

Feasting on Roast Meat In Hong Kong

Over at Hong Kong, one of the very big favourite, must eat food is roast meat. I went round trying out several roast meat shop.

 

Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roast 深井陳記燒鵝茶餐廳

427-427A Reclamation Street, Mongkok
旺角新填地街427-427A號
Tel: +852 2381 6161
Opening: Daily 0700 to 0030 (Roast available from 1100)
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit C4)

Roast Goose & BBQ Pork Rice
Roast Goose & BBQ Pork Rice

The roast goose is very average. The meat was tough. It tasted pretty bland. The BBQ Pork was salty though I will consider it tasty.

 Rating: 6/10

Tai Hing 太興 

Shop G25, G/F, Grand Tower , 625 Nathan Road, Mongkok
旺角彌敦道625號雅蘭中心地下G25舖
Tel: +852 2625 0383
Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 2200 (Roast avialable from 1100)

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Mixed Platter with roast meat
Mixed Platter with roast meat

Tai Hing offers mixed platter roast meat, this is a great option for people like me who like to try everything the restaurant offers. It was a pity that they don’t serve roast goose in the platter. The Roast Meat was great. The fat layer was a very thin layer and the meat is still so tender and soft. The skin layer was well roast, it was crispy.

BBQ Pork
BBQ Pork

The BBQ Pork is tender and delicious, full flavour of the BBQ sauce but on the salty end.

Roast Goose Drumstick
Roast Goose Drumstick

The Roast Goose has a crispy shiny skin and tender meat. A great place to enjoy roast meat at a reasonable price.

Rating: 7.5/10

 

Fairwood 大快活

Shop G002-03, G/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀柯士甸道西1號圓方(Elements)地下G002-03號舖
Tel: +852 2856 4460
Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 2200 (Roast available from 1100)

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Two Types of Roasted Meat Set
Two Types of Roasted Meat Set

I didn’t know about Fairwood until I saw it at Elements. I ordered the 2 types of Roast Meat set. The roast were pretty tasty.

 Rating: 7/10

Cafe De Coral 大家樂 

Shop No.106, Fu Tung Shopping Centre, Tung Chung
Tel: +852 2109 0726
Opening Hours: Daily 0615 to 2200

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Roast Meat
Roast Meat

Cafe De Coral is another Hong Kong-styled Fastfood Restaurant. I tried the BBQ Pork with Soy Chicken. I find the BBQ Pork a little salty though tasty.

Rating: 7/10

Yung Kee 鏞記酒家

32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
中環威靈頓街32-40號
Tel: +852 2522 1624
Opening Hours: Daily 1100 to 2300; Closed on Lunar New Year Day 1 to 3
Getting There: By MTR – Central (Exit D1)

The roast goose is well roasted with a crispy skin and the fat layer between the skin and meat was thin. I find the meat a slightly, very slightly, tough. It would be better if it is a little more tender.

Century Egg with prickle ginger
Century Egg with prickle ginger

I know this post is about roast but the Century Egg is so good till I must share it here. It is a must eat. It is excellent. It has a soft yolk centre and crystal clear white. This is the kind of perfect looking and tasting Century Eggs.

Rating: 8.5/10

Guangdong Roast Meat 廣東燒味餐廳

G/F, 29-31 Argyle Street, Mongkok
旺角亞皆老街29-31號地舖
Tel:+ 852 2393 2203
Opening Hours: Daily 0600 to 0300

Roast Goose and BBQ Pork
Roast Goose and BBQ Pork

We tried both the roast goose and BBQ pork. Both were excellent as both were tender and flavourful. I like the roast at Guangdong BBQ Restaurant very much.

Rating: 8.5/10

Very Good Restaurant 頂好海鮮酒家

90-94 Nathan Road,, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀彌敦道90-94號
Tel: +852  2366 5660
Opening Hours: Daily 1200to 1500; 1800 to 2300

Roast Meat
Roast Meat

We tried the roast at Very Good Restaurant when we were there for dinner on a Friday night. The roast was pretty good. The roast goose meat was tender and flavourful but still not the best.

Rating: 7/10

Joy Hing Roasted Meat 再興燒臘飯店

Block C, G/F, 265-267 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
灣仔軒尼詩道265-267號地下C座
Tel: +852 2519 6639
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 1000 to 2200; Day of Traditional Chinese Festives 1000 to 1800; Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Roast Goose and BBQ Pork Rice
Roast Goose and BBQ Pork Rice

The Roast Meat at Joy Hing is extremely fatty. I suppose it is the fatty meat that the patrons are coming back for. I didn’t enjoy as I always prefer lean tender meat. In terms of flavour, pretty fine. Personally I think they could do it a little more flavourful, I find it little blend.

Rating: 7/10

Yat Lok Restaurant 一樂燒鵝 

G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central
中環士丹利街34-38號地下
Tel: +852 2524 3882
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 0730 to 2100; Saturday – Sunday 0900 to 1730

The roast meat served at Yat Lok was flavourful. I like it very much. It was a pity that it was extremely salty. It would be great if they reduce the amount of salt added.

Rating: 7/10

Kam’s Roast Goose 甘牌燒鵝

G/F, Po Wah Commercial Center, 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
灣仔軒尼詩道226號寶華商業中心地鋪
Tel: +852 2520 1110 / 5408 7740
Opening Hours: Daily 1130 to 2130

Roast Goose rice
Roast Goose rice

The roast goose meat, lacking of flavours, tasted very natural with not enough of marinate. Fortunately, the meat is still pretty tender

Rating: 7/10

Maxim’s Food2 美心

(Non-Restricted Area) Meeters & Greeters Hall, Arrivals, Level 5, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport,Chek Lap Kok
赤鱲角香港國際機場一號客運大樓第5層抵港接機大堂 (非禁區)
Tel: +852 2261 2010

I pretty enjoy the food served at Maxim’s Food. I ordered the Three Treasure Rice Set. There are Sausage, Roasted Meat and Soy Chicken. The meat were tender, flavourful and the saltiness level was just right to eat it with the rice.

Rating: 7.5/10

Chuen Moon Kee Restaurant (铨满记餐厅小厨), Yummy Claypot Rice

Chuen Moon Kee Restaurant (铨满记餐厅小厨) is right behind the office cum the hotel I was staying. As we will be working late on one particular night, we need to have dinner nearby so we decided to check it out at Chuen Moon Kee Restaurant.

The restaurant has some claypot with more usual ingredients like prawns, eel, abalone and etc. It came as a set with a plate of vegetable and a small pot of soup of the day. We chose a Glass Noodle with Prawn Claypot rice (金银蒜粉丝开虾煲仔饭) and a Eel Claypot Rice (古法黄鳝煲仔饭).

Soup
Soup

The soup was great, very flavourful. All the essence from the ingredients were absorbed into the soup.

Stirred Fried Mixed Vegetables
Stirred Fried Mixed Vegetables

We ordered an additional vegetable though the set came with a plate of greens. The stirred Fried Mixed Vegetables has a variety of vegetables such as capsicum, olive, zucchini, broccoli, celery, onions and one other which I can’t identify together with some slices of chinese sausages. I like the variety of greens but I didn’t like the oiliness.

The claypot was yummy. I like especially the Glass Noodle with Prawn Claypot Rice. The glasss noodle with rice gave an extra fragrance.

All should try Chuen Moon Kee Restaurant claypot, highly recommended to everyone.

 

Chuen Moon Kee Restaurant (銓滿記餐廳小廚)
G/F, Man Fok Building, 419 Reclamation Street, Mong Kok
旺角新填地街419號萬福大廈地下
Tel: +852 3760 8855

Opening Hours

Daily 0700 to 0000

Getting There

By MTR: Mongkok (Exit C4)

Rating: 9/10