October 17, 2010

Lost. Again.

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Some relatives were passing through Hong Kong and were scheduled to leave this afternoon, so I rushed to have an early lunch with them before they boarded their flight.  I was looking for a location around the Airport Express station when I suddenly came upon The Square (翠玉軒). I've never had much high regard for this place, being one of those generic venues in the Maxim's Group.  But somehow these people have gotten themselves a macaron, so I figured I'd see if the tire people once again got things wrong.

Steamed rice flour roll with shrimp (鮮蝦蒸腸粉) - there is some salty egg yolk inside along with the shrimps.  Normally the combination works - in other forms - but somehow this just felt a little weird today...  I wasn't quite liking the powdery texture of the yolk along with the smooth textures of the roll and the shrimp.

Marinated yamaimo with tofu skin (腐竹伴淮山) - this was OK.  Not really digging the sauce.

Steamed shrimp dumplings (蝦餃) - methinks the skin was a little too thick... and I wasn't the only one.

Baked pastries with ham and spring onions (黃橋燒餅) - tasted pretty good, although they still can't top the ones from Victoria City Seafood (海都) made with lots of lard.

Deep-fried shrimp spring rolls (鮮蝦春卷) - pretty good actually.

Deep-fried spring rolls with mixed seafood (炸海鮮卷) - favorite dish of my Favorite Cousin.  I'm starting to think that this place does better with items that are not steamed...

Deep-fried salt water dumplings (咸水角) - didn't get to have one of these...

Stir-fried kale with preserved mustard green (梅菜芥蘭) - my relatives were surprised by the sweet taste of the preserved mustard green (梅菜), which is more salty and dry.

Pan-fried turnip cake with XO sauce (XO醬煎蘿蔔糕) - this was not bad.

We were a little full and decided to pass on dessert.  Judging from the dim sum we had today, my long-held view of the restaurant remains unchanged... maybe they do better with regular dishes.  Another WTF from the Michelin "experts"...

As we wrapped up lunch, I discovered to my horror that my wallet was missing.  I looked around and it was nowhere to be found.   I guess I must have dropped it in the cab AFTER I paid for the cab fare...  This is the second time in two months that I've managed to lose my wallet.  Sigh...

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