Welcome back food-lovers! It’s been a long time – sorry for that, la! I literally had a lot of things on my plate. I had visitors in town and travelled a lot. Bottom line: Many chances to eat out all across Asia.
One thing I have to mention: Avoid “Fat Burger” in Wanchai! The Burger scene in Hong Kong is widely discussed – hot topic! Burger joints come and go like football coaches. Recent victim in this battle for greasy plates was one of my favs, the “Shake’Em Buns” outlet in Start Street, Wanchai. Luckily the one in Central still remains in business. Back to “Fat Burger”: Everybody waited for them to open. A lot of marketing noise in the pre-launch phase, but finally so disappointing. Went there with a friend to try. We had the single burger with cheese and fries. The fries were outstanding – the burgers close to inedible. Got worse with every single bite. No joke! Too greasy, socked paper wrap, dry patties, card-board type buns and a tasteless sauce – YUK! Nothing to compete with this! A nice new burger place is the “Gourmet Burger Kitchen Union“, a classic “ME-too” (thanks to my brother for the hint), as you find them many times in HK. Food is on the pricier side (damage for two burgers, fries and water was 280 HK$!!!), but a nice little treat if you love burgers. Who doesn’t, by the way? We went for a classic hang-over meal and it saved our day enjoyed it a lot. I had the Italian Burger with Pesto and Rocket. Nice idea and most tasty. They offer different types of ready made burgers (Classic, Cheese, Thai, Italian, Combos etc.), or you can go for the individual item selection. All ingredients are fresh and every burger is made to order. Well worth to give it a try…
As mentioned, I had visitors in town and we tried many stalls and restaurants. I showed them the usual suspects, but took the chance to explore new places, as well. “Po Toi O Fishing Village” was exceptional! Setting like the seafood restos in Lamma, but located in Sai Kung area. You can pick your seafood from water tanks – freshness guaranteed! Clams in Black Bean Sauce, Squid, Spicy Snails Taiwanese Style – you name it. We enjoyed the feast as you can see on these pics:
Gotta run – will be back with more, soon – promised!