Senpai is back in town, and I haven't been able to catch up with him in a while. As he just celebrated a big birthday earlier in the month, we managed to round up the troops for a dinner at Fook Lam Moon (福臨門). It's been about half a year since I was last there, and I was curious to see how much of an impact the departure of Chef Gordon Leung (梁燊龍) had on the quality of the food.
Our usual organizer and restaurant VIP kept things simple - sticking to very traditional dishes and especially the ones that Senpai would like.
Soup of the day (例湯) - didn't check what the soup was, but there was clearly pork belly, cucumber-like gourd, and different types of legumes and grains.
As usual, I brought some wine to go with dinner. And since we were celebrating Senpai's birthday, I made sure I brought a nice bottle of bubbly...
Jacques Selosse Version Originale - can't read the disgorgement date on the back label... Very nice mousse, with yeasty notes. Very mineral and savory, and much more salty than expected on the palate.
Very happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate Senpai's birthday, and glad to be back at FLM.