Some friends are visiting from out of town and wanted to meet up for lunch. They had visited ZEN yesterday and found that the quality of the food has dropped significantly compared to 20 years ago. After I laughed off the suggestions of dim sum at Lung King Heen (龍景軒) - Sunday lunch on 1-day notice?! - and Da Domenico (I thought, mistakenly, surely they wouldn't open on Sundays?!), I was left with the task of coming up with a venue for dim sum on the Kowloon side. I briefly toyed with the idea of taking them to Sun Tung Lok (新同樂) or the Tsim Sha Tsui branch of Fook Lam Moon (福臨門), having never been to the latter, but settled on something different.
Nanhai No.1 (南海一號) was chosen because it's a place I haven't been before. It sits on the 30th floor of iSquare, giving it a pretty decent view of Hong Kong - even though the Peninsula Hotel is kinda smack in the middle between it and the harbor. The place also used to have a macaron in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Rubberman guide, until this was taken away in the current edition. A macaron?! Surely that must count for something, right?
I was ready to slap someone.
P.S. for another example of why I thought a restaurant deserved losing its Michelin star, see this post from 3 years ago...