Fuck Yeah

Where:
Peking Garden – Alexandria House, Central
Shop B1, Basement 1, Alexandra House

Central, Hong Kong

Phone number:
+852 2526 6456 (VERY IMPORTANT – Do not dial the Admiralty one by accident)

The deal:
So, we all saw the epic disaster of when my friend accidentally booked the wrong Peking Garden (refer here).  This is one of the places that I like to take non-HK visitors to and I was all nervous, following the Admiralty branch incident.  However, things were all back to normal when we went to Alexandria House branch.  HKD460 each for dinner (including wine) and all the stars were back on show today.  Golden prawns (salted egg batter fried prawns), scrambled egg whites + scallop…there were some other things tot but what we all really want to know about is the Peking duck.  It was back on form and unlike the Admiralty branch incident, I didn’t end up having to wash away the memory with having to buy roast duck from a local BBQ shop later. Just go.  Order golden prawns + the Peking duck.  Be fat and happy.

The verdict:
FUCK YESSSSSSS.

Where:
208 Duecento Otto
208 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Phone number:
+852 2549 0208

The deal:
sub-HKD200ish for entrees/antipasto.  HKD250 – 300ish for mains.  Italian’s always a crapshoot – particularly in Central HK.  People tell you somewhere is good and then you just end up with some pasta that was ok, a pizza that was ok and you’re HKD500 poorer for the whole mediocre affair (but you did have the privilege of declaring to your fellow diners that you ‘totally could have made this at home’).  Anyway – 208’s food was on point.  Pizza wasn’t a doughy greasy mess.  I ate half a chicken – don’t worry, it was fancy as fuck – pine nuts, oregano, orange, all roasted up.  The downside?  Service was a bit spotty – had to resort to making thirsty / hungry faces at the waitstaff periodically to get their attention and had to beg for menus.

The verdict:
Overall – FUCK YEAH.  But hey, 208 if you ever read this, your service gets a FUCK NO.

Where:
Stones
1-9 Lin Fa Kung St West
Tai Hang

Phone number:
+852 2570 6858

The deal:
HKD200ish for dinner + a drink.  Unfussy, straight forward pub food at a decent price point.  Owner hangs around and seems genuinely interested in his customers having a good time.  Note that the menu claims brunch starts from 12ish, which in my mind, is really a bit more lunchish.  The burgers are so good and they even do it American style (ie. they ask how you want them cooked – rather than assuming well done). I always ask them to hold the bun on my burger and they assume that means I want salad instead of chips, but I’m just like that fat guy who orders cakes and asks to hold the cream and I always resolutely reply ‘hells no, giddy up on the fried taters’. Stones’ fries are just so good though. Overall, solid pub performer with no wank or pretentiousness. A+++ would buy from again.

The verdict:
FUCK YEAH.

Where:
Amber Dining

15 Queen’s Road, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Central, Hong Kong

Phone number:
+852 2132 0066

The deal:
HKD1688 + 10% per person for the 8 course degustation – 2 Michelin stars, on point service and probably the best meal I’ve had ever.  Globally.  There was almost a service meltdown when they realised that they’d given us a mother of pearl fork to eat a potato course (because we switched one sea urchin course out for something else).  My husband gets a bit emotional when he thinks about the cheese trolley and the Roquefort. This place will blow your motherfucken mind.

Verdict: 
FUCK YEAH.  ALL THE MOTHERFUCKEN FUCK YEAHS.  EVER.

Where:
The Parlour, Hullett House
1881 Heritage  2A Canton Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Phone number:
+852 2988 0000

The deal:
HKD600 per person – seafood/appetiser/dessert buffet + main + fuck yeah, free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne

Verdict: 
FUCK YEAH

 

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