January 29, 2011

Filling but not satisfying

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A friend and I were looking for a place for casual dining in Causeway Bay, and found Fleur de Sel by pure coincidence.  I wanted to see whether there was a worthy alternative to La Crêperie.

We started with two savory galettes:
La Bretonne - this was OK, although there were only 3 scallops along with mushrooms, asparagus and lardons.  Portion was smaller than I expected, and honestly the galette was too soft and wet.  I prefer it dry and a little crispy.  It also came lukewarm and went cold after a couple of minutes when we had snapped our pictures.

La Guéméné - I have no idea why this was called Guéméné, since it was made with andouille de Vire and not andouille de Guéméné...  It was kinda pathetic, actually, with only 3 thin slices of the delicious sausage along with some Emmental.  Absolutely no comparison whatsoever with the one I had at Le Petit Josselin in Paris.  Again, the galette was just too soft and wet.

We moved on to two sweet crêpes:
Crêpe à la banane et au caramel beurre salé - this was not bad.  The caramelized banana, with salted butter caramel and a scoop of Mövenpick caramel ice cream made for a yummy combination.

La Bomba - the pineapple confit, raisins and espresso ice cream were flambéed with rum. This was OK but I was getting very full by this point.

We also drank a bottle of sweet cider from Le Clos des Ducs.

This was definitely a filling meal, but I much prefer La Crêperie both for the quality as well as the price-performance ratio.  Not likely to make a return visit here...

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