December 24, 2014

A little star for Christmas Eve

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It's Christmas Eve, and I'm happy to find myself with dinner plans with my adopted family.  We are apparently having a turkey feast, with delivery from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.  I'm not usually a big fan of turkey, so let's see what happens...

For lunch, though, I met up with a couple of ladies at Yat Lok (一樂燒鵝).  It is Christmas Eve, after all, and I'm gonna have myself some tasty bird instead of turkey!

Needless to say, the response from the staff when we asked for the roast goose drumstick (燒鵝脾) was that they're out - which is just their way of rationing this popular item.  Since there were three of us, the staff suggested that we either take a bottom quarter (下庄) or half a roast goose in order to have yourselves one drumstick... so we took half a goose, and each of us took a bowl of rice flour noodles in soup (瀨粉).

I was a happy camper... having my favorite roast goose on this day.  But the seating situation left much to be desired.  Of all the times that I've been here - and I've been coming for the last 8 years - this has got to be the most uncomfortable I've been.  I was shoved up against the wall, and really didn't have enough room to move my arms to even carry out the motions of feeding myself.  I resorted to playing contortionist, and ended up sitting at an angle so that my left shoulder didn't rub up against my friend's right shoulder...

So this is what a Michelin star experience is all about...

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