We were catching up with a fellow bloggueur friend over lunch, and kinda throwing a few names around to find something we all could try together. My one and only visit to T'ang Court (唐閣) had been over a weekend lunch years ago, and since it had been promoted to its new 3-star status only a couple of months ago, I figured it might be worthwhile to revisit...
I chose to leave the ordering up to my friends, although I did pick out a special seasonal item that I wanted to try.
Golden-fried spring rolls stuffed with crab meat, avocado, and onions (牛油果蟹肉春卷) - pretty interesting choice of filling, as avocado isn't normally an ingredient used in traditional Chinese cuisine... Nice and creamy inside.
Baked stuffed crab shell with crab meat and onion (釀焗鮮蟹蓋) - this place is supposedly famous for the dish, so Hello Kitty wanted to try it. Beneath the breaded crispy shell was a pile of shredded crab meat mixed with shredded onions. The crab meat was deliciously sweet, and the onion was crunchier than the versions from other places around town. Not bad at all, and somewhat of a bargain, relatively speaking...
took with him to Duddell's. Very delish, both due to the satisfying crunchy texture and the spicy kick.
There was a little fuck up with the next item. I had seen a waiter carry what seemed to be a bowl of snake soup out from the kitchen, then somehow, before he reached me, he turned and set it down on the next table. I was a little disappointed.
The Mainland Chinese guy at the next table didn't even blink, and started sprinkling powdered white pepper into the bowl. Before he had a chance to dig his spoon in, though, a more senior waiter realized that something was wrong. He grabbed the other waiter, double-checked the order in their system, and confirmed that... yep, they had delivered the bowl to the wrong table.
So the stupid waiter went back to the Chinese guy, told him that the bowl of snake soup wasn't his, and took it back to the kitchen. As we were watching all this happen, all Hello Kitty and I were thinking was "They'd better not fucking give me that same bowl of soup with the white pepper!"
No one ever came over to apologize to ME for their fuck up. Instead, I just had to sit around and wait for another bowl to be delivered to me. One eventually showed up...
I made sure to take pieces from the opposite ends to see the difference. Sooooo yum! Even the end that supposedly wasn't fatty was actually marbled. Just incredibly tender in terms of texture, and really tasty. For me, this was one of the best char siu in town.