April 5, 2014

My old favorite for dim sum

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I needed to take my friend from Taipei out for some dim sum, and I wanted to stop by the Sotheby's auctions after lunch, so Victoria City Seafood Restaurant (海都海鮮酒家) became a natural choice - as it was within walking distance of both my friend's hotel and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  This used to be my go-to place for dim sum during my early years in Hong Kong, and my friends and I would visit at least a couple of times a month.  I haven't been here for more than 2 years, so it was about time I returned...

I always love to nibble on their deep-fried whitebait and peanuts (白飯魚花生)... Soooo bad for you, but sooo irresistable.

Baked minced meat pies (黃橋燒餅) - my all-time favorite item here.  Still really delicious, filled with fragrant chopped spring onions and tasty ham.

Baked BBQ pork pies with walnut (核桃叉燒批) - what happened to my old favorite barbecued pork puffs (叉燒酥)?!  They have now been replaced! I guess these are fine, and actually feel like they slapped a walnut cookie (核桃酥) on top...

Poached meat dumplings with white cabbage (大白菜抄手) - these tasted a little different from before, but still pretty good.

Steamed rice rolls with scallop (碧綠帶子腸粉) - pretty interesting, with slices of hairy gourd (節瓜).

Deep-fried milk fish and spiced salt (椒鹽九肚魚) - actually the restaurant got it wrong... this is not milk fish but Bombay duck.  Still pretty delish and melt-in-your-mouth, but I thought the batter was a little thicker today.

Steamed chicken feet and sparerib (排骨蒸鳳爪)

Steamed bean sheet rolls with fish broth (魚湯鮮竹卷)

Stir-fried morning glory (清炒通菜)

It was a little too much food for the two of us, but I was happy to have come back here.

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