Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hong Kong: Dim Sum at Yue/粵

Dim sum in Hong Kong is famous and for good reason. After our dim sum lunch at Yue/粵 located in the City Garden Hotel, I'm convinced I will never find something comparable in New York. This restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine and dim sum, and has received one Michelin star two years in a row (2012 & 2013). Every single item we ordered was amazing, and the dining room was very comfortable. It's large and spacious, with one side of floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the room with natural light.

Although the dim sum here is more on the pricey side, that is to be expected since it's in a hotel. The food is delicious though, and the wait not too long on weekend mornings, so it's definitely worth it!

Baked Barbecued Pork in Lemon Puff Pastry/檸香叉燒酥, HK$34 (US$4): This is one of my favorite dim sum dishes. I couldn't really taste any lemon flavor in the pastry, but Yue really did prepare it just right. It was very flaky and loose, and the barbecued pork was steaming hot and tender. 

Barbecued Pork Buns/ 叉燒包, HK$36 (US$5): The buns were so good, with perfect sweetness and fluffiness!

Chicken Feet in Black Bean Sauce/鳳爪, HK$34 (US$4): My sister's favorite dim sum order. Even though I'm Chinese, chicken feet still kind of scare me.
Spring Rolls/春捲: Very crispy and filled with tasty vegetables inside.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings/鮮蝦餃, HK$42 (US$5): The freshest shrimp dumplings. The dumpling skin was thin and tore apart easily (I really don't like when the skin is so chewy and sticky).

Closer picture of the spring rolls. 

Deep-Fried Tofu/七味脆皮豆腐 HK$58 (US$7): This tofu was nicely fried but a little on the salty side. It's seasoned with the spices used in Japanese restaurants for udon. It brought great flavor but too much was shaken poured onto these little tofu pieces. 

Stir-Fried Rice noodles with Beef Sirloin/乾炒西冷牛肉炒河 HK$138 (US$18): The sirloin in this dish was so amazingly tender and tasty. Every bite practically melted in our mouths. 

City Garden Hotel, 1/F
9 City Garden Road
North Point
Hong Kong


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