Monday, January 28, 2013

António (Macau)

Rua dos Negociantes No. 3, Old Taipa Village, Taipa

If A Petisqueira represented everything that was right and inspiring about affordable Portuguese cuisine in Macau, António could very well be its opposite: the waiters could be scruffy, the food bland and lacking freshness, and the prices unimaginably extortive. The sardines, compared with those at A Petisqueira two weeks ago, were too salty and a little dry after reheating. The arroz de marisco (seafood rice stew) had very little flavor, possibly because the seafood wasn't particularly flavorful (or fresh -- the crab tasted as if it had been sitting in the freezer for far too long). António's possibly only saving grace was its ambiance -- a cute little space in the style of a Mediterranean sea-side hut. A fine guitarist and singer was on hand to imbue the space with soothing Portuguese memories. That being said, there was very little else to support its "Michelin recommended" moniker. Skip.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chopsticks Kee

Chopsticks Kee (筷子記)
Shop A1, Khuan Ying Commercial Building
85-89 Wellington Street, Central

Noodles with braised pork belly, squid balls, and green veggies. Everything came out perfectly in this self-designed concoction: the spice in the noodles soup cut through the fat of the pork belly. The squid balls ruptured with juicy squidy goodies, and provided heft to the concoction. The green veggies were green veggies -- added a layer of freshness to balance out the meats.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Japan Club

19/F, Paliburg Plaza, 68 Yee Wo Street
Causeway Bay

Fresh ankimo, and chirashi rice bowl. Both dishes were fantastic, and the bill came down to only 250 HKD.

Rating: 1 star to the chirashi, for its fresh fish and reasonable price.

Friday, January 18, 2013


23 Hollywood Road

A loaded slice, but lacked character. Meats didn't bother with any taste, and the cheese was just all oily, soggy and felt like a blood clot waiting to happen.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Petisqueira (Macau)

A Petisqueira
Rua de S. Joao, no. 15, A/B, R/C, Taipa

Phenomenol Portuguese food, all washed down with a bottle of vinho verde (green wine, or white wine). The sardines were soft and packed with the idylls of the sea.

Rating: 1 star to the restaurant, for its great food.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jin Yuan (Zhuhai)

Jin Yuan (金苑海鲜火锅酒家)

Exceptionally good place for dim sum.

Rating: 1 star to the restaurant, for its overall ambiance and exceptionally good food.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Zheng Zong Yun Gui Chuan

Zheng Zong Yun Gui Chuan (正宗雲貴川)
123 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan

Sichuan spicy sesame chicken and cold spicy noodles. Both lacked the punch of fresh Sichuan peppercorns.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Egg and tomato noodles

One of my favorite comfort dishes.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lamb soup in Beijing

Beiping Lamb Soup (北平羊汤馆) and Wusheng Lamb Soup (武圣羊汤馆).

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Park Hyatt Cafe

Park Hyatt Coffee Shop

Seafood capunti in a spicy tomato sauce. Delicious.

Rating: 1 star to the pasta.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Liu Family Cuisine

Liu Family Cuisine (刘家食府)

Cabbage with tofu shreds, soybean tofu (麻豆腐), spinach with peanuts, Beijing noodles (炸酱面), braised beef, Beijing meat bun (老北京肉笼).