After going back for a little nap after lunch, it was time to meet up with the visiting foodies for one last meal. A change of heart a couple of weeks ago saw us seated at a window-side table in Yan Toh Heen (欣圖軒) in the InterContinental Hong Kong, with gorgeous views of Victoria Harbour. This was once my favorite restaurant to take visitors, and I was pretty excited about coming back after a few years' absence.
Unlike at lunch today, I was tasked with putting the menu together for dinner, so I tried to have a combination of Cantonese classics along with dishes I felt would be more interesting to visitors without access to good Cantonese/Chinese food.
They brought out so many condiments that it took up most of the Lazy Susan on our table. There were three different types of sauces, each paired with two different toppings. The classic hoisin sauce (海鮮醬) with spring onion is a no-brainer. The plum also works, but the accompanying green papaya added too much acidity. The worst was the gochujang (고추장), and thankfully I didn't add the pomelo pulp as suggested. So... it would seem that the classic is still the best.
Oh and the other thing I'm a little miffed about? They served us the veg dish when there was another dish coming. This should have been served right before, or with, the rice or noodle. A restaurant like this should know better.
The other disappointment here was that the waiter didn't serve us any rice crispies. It seemed incredible that there would be no rice sticking to the claypot after the extended cooking period, so where were the chunks of rice crispies?! That would have provided a little more pleasure to this dish... even if the waiter had to cook it tableside for a little longer.
We didn't have room for dessert, and just nibbled on the mignardises. I hope the almond cookies tasted good to the others, because the roll of jelly I picked up tasted of absolutely nothing.
I brought along a couple of bottles to share.