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Lets talk about food - places, pics and opinions
« on: August 23, 2011, 09:58 »
Too much politics already here.... so we have so many people who are good with a camera, and enjoy food, so please post your experiences with food here, and add lotsa reviews and food pics!

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Re: Lets talk about food - places, pics and opinions
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 20:41 »
Zhengzhou china:



Not to my liking...

Uno's in Toa Payoh



If you custom order your steak, it is quite nice.  Normally it comes on a hotplate with gravy on top.  Ask them for it to be on a normal plate without the gravy and then the steak is quite good.  Much better then some restaurants where I have paid 2 or 3 times the price.  Plus you can bring your own wine withut a corkage and they have glasses for you

Not good picture of the food, but I love this place.  It is a Laksa Steamboat restaurant, San Katong Laksa Steamboat Restaurant (Telok Blangah)

Wine corkage is $10 per bottle



Breakfast in Kyoto traditional hotel:




And the best food, my own cooking:


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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 12:16 »
Ah... Mak noodles. No nonsense , no fancy crap, good old HK street food. It is indeed very good.

Served hot, best slurp them up within few minutes for best taste.

 
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 12:31 »
Last Friday we went to Hong Kong for food & shopping ... tried this famous Mak's noodle at 77 Wellington St, Central. Wanton noodle at HKD 35. per bowl, pretty ex.




Right across the street, this Tsim Chai Kee noodle shop sell almost same types of noodle and it's double portion at HKD19 per bowl !



That's co-incidental. I had a bowl of noodles at Tsim Chai Kee on Sunday. I think Mak's noodle is overrated and overpriced in comparison.

On Monday, my colleagues brought me to Kau Kee, at Gough Street to eat beef brisket noodles. Really yummy !
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 12:35 »
Try Mak Mun Kee at Jordan, cousin to the Mak's and pretty good.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 12:49 »
My wife and daughter going to Hong Kong for first time in Nov. Can recommend good and cheap food places (typical Singaporean lah)  Also for shopping.  I was there about 7 years ago for business and stayed at Tsim Tsa Shui but  ate in restaurants.  Company paid. But this time it is private for them. Thanks


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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 12:53 »
you can refer to openrice http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/index.htm for starters, but probably can elaborate on the kind of food you prefer and which parts you'll be travelling to to narrow down on recommendations.

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 13:01 »
My own private list of places I go to eat whenever I am in Hong Kong,

1. Tsim Chai Kee (Wellington Street, Central) - Wanton noodles
2. Kau Kee (Gough Street, Central) - Beef brisket noodle
3. Spring Deer restaurant (Mody Street, TST) - Please make advanced reservations - Peking Duck
4. Lan Fong Yuen (This is Cha Chan Teng)(Gage Street, Central) - Pork chop bun, milk tea and various type of instant noodles
5. Ming Yuen (Soy Street, Mongkok) - Claypot rice

There are some other institutions that people like to go just for the experience, although they may not be the best in terms of food,

1. Lin Hueng teahouse (Wellington Street, Central) - Tim Sum - Organised chaos
2. Mido Cafe (Temple Street, near Yau Ma Tei) - Typical Cha Chan Teng food and backdrop for many movies and serials.


My wife and daughter going to Hong Kong for first time in Nov. Can recommend good and cheap food places (typical Singaporean lah)  Also for shopping.  I was there about 7 years ago for business and stayed at Tsim Tsa Shui but  ate in restaurants.  Company paid. But this time it is private for them. Thanks


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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 13:02 »
Thanks bro Once they finalise hotel and also I will ask them what they prefer to eat.

In Singapore I go to West End at Bueno Vista Road for Steak Very good Also try their fish and chips and their fish of the day which is snapper.



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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 15:49 »
Hi Hommersimpson,

    Where is this Steakhouse at Borna Vista, which offering mouth-watering steak and western food? What's the name of the Steakhouse? How's the price of the food?
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 16:07 »
He mentioned the name:
West End - at the end of S Bouna Vista Rd...
V good lamb actually.
A set lunch will set you back around $25 or so.
Dinners will be more.
Hi Hommersimpson,

    Where is this Steakhouse at Borna Vista, which offering mouth-watering steak and western food? What's the name of the Steakhouse? How's the price of the food?
    Thanks..
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2011, 03:50 »
Makan yesterday for 2 days in shenzhen baoan street side stall -
RMB 50 can get me a yummy pot of tian ji - frog dish, a bowl of shui dan - steams egged, with rice and a bottle of qintao
RMB 40 can get me a yummy pot of sweet and sour pork ribs with rice and a bottle of xue hua

makan until wanna burst cause the serving they only have 1 which is meant for 2 pax and above.
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2011, 07:21 »
He mentioned the name:
West End - at the end of S Bouna Vista Rd...
V good lamb actually.
A set lunch will set you back around $25 or so.
Dinners will be more.

Yup the lamb is my favourite with mint sauce. Also their laksa is pretty good. Actually  everything I have tried there is good.

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2011, 10:58 »
What's there to eat with these heads? Eat the tongue or something? Even something I'd probably draw a line at.

Also had pigs ears in Spain before- but not fried/roasted, just parboiled without salt. Yeuch!


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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2011, 11:13 »
What's there to eat with these heads? Eat the tongue or something? Even something I'd probably draw a line at.


I am not sure, I didn't try them.  Though my friends seeemed to eat all the skin and what ever else they could suck out