April 1, 2017

Six mouths. three cities, one goose

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The Hungry Tourist is back in town after a couple of months' absence.  It's only been a few weeks since we last saw each other in Bangkok, and in the meantime he continued to eat his way across the world.  As usual, he wanted to make Yat Lok (一樂燒鵝) his very first stop of his trip, so we agreed to meet up for a late lunch.  Coincidentally, Jinlovestoeat is also in town, and we found ourselves with a party of six - the biggest group I've taken to Yat Lok.

Since there were six of us, I decided that there was no reason we shouldn't order up one whole roast goose (馳名燒鵝).  The annoying thing, though, was that they chopped up the goose one half at a time, and we clearly didn't get two halves of the same goose...  And one half was clearly a little more charred and burnt than the other.  I do have to say that lately, their quality has been fairly inconsistent.  Some of their geese are a little too charred.  Thankfully, though, we still had one half that was just about perfect.

Barbecued pork, fatty and charred (肥燶叉燒) - I used to complain about the char siu (叉燒) here being hit-or-miss, but following ILoveLubutin's lead, I decided to specifically ask for a plate that was more fatty and charred.  This was MUCH better than many of the other plates I've had over the years...

I was wearing one of my favorite sweaters today and didn't want to get any noodle soup on it, so I passed up my favorite rice flour noodles in soup (淨湯瀨粉) in favor of tossed egg noodles (撈麵). What a mistake this was...  The taste of alkali was really heavy, and they added a dash of soy sauce on the noodles - a totally unnecessary move.

Blanched choy sum (菜心)

This was very, very satisfying.  Although we had spent quite a decent sum of money on lunch, it was getting clear that the staff wanted us out so they could turn our table.  We took the hint and vacated our table, but didn't leave before one of our visitors placed an order for SIX more geese to take home on a plane.  As Hello Kitty said, the boss lady's eyes lit up once that order was placed...

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