Posts Tagged ‘Chinese’

02.18.2012

Sing Yin – Dim Sum at W Hotel Hong Kong

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Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Two Forks

Sin Yin is a beautifully renovated, high-end Chinese restaurant located on the ground floor of the W Hotel Hong Kong. We went there to try out the dim sum. It was a disappointment. Although everything was nicely made, and delicately presented, considering the price and the taste, it is just not worth going. If you… READ MORE

02.15.2012

Dim Sum in Happy Valley, Hong Kong

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dimsum-crop The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Dim Sum is actually the name of the restaurant, and guess what…they serve dim sum all day long! Located in Happy Valley, this small restaurant has an antique Chinese decor feel to it with carved wood panel walls and imitation artwork from the 1930s-40s. Be aware they do not take reservations, as it is a… READ MORE

02.02.2012

Dim Sum Bar in Harrods, London

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harrods2-crop The Hungry Giraffe
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

I think I should change my name from the Hungry Giraffe to the Angry Giraffe! I am not angry with the dim sum but with myself for acting like a bloody tourist (as the English would say) to have dim sum in Harrod’s! It was a Saturday and I was feeling happy and apparently very… READ MORE

01.10.2012

Jing Fong, Chinatown – NYC

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jinfong_crop The Little Dik-Dik
Price
Two Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

I am the Little Dik-dik who loves to Dim Sum (or Yam Cha, how they call it in Hong Kong). Well, Dim Sum and Yam Cha are the same thing, they both mean Cantonese style breakfast or brunch (little dishes served in mini bamboo steamers). Apparently in Hong Kong, some restaurants serve Dim Sum all… READ MORE

01.03.2012

Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter – Hong Kong

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SK2_crop The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Shun Kee is the name; Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter – where small boats are docked is the location, after their marriage, the restaurant’s full name is Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter. In this post, I will be calling it by its first name only. I looked up Shun Kee on openrice.com (Hong Kong’s equivalent to yelp.com… READ MORE

11.21.2011

Farmhouse Cooking in the Mountains of Sichuan, China

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Price
One Dollar
Rating
Three Forks

This is similar to a rest stop on a highway, but instead of fast food restaurants and gas stations, you will find farm houses and some very local cooking. The rooms are barely furnished, tables are covered in plastic sheets and you sit on plastic patio furniture. The first thing we do is to wash… READ MORE

10.11.2011

Ninja Turtle Soup in Chang Chun, China

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Price
Two Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Author: The Blue Lion I know this is not for the faint of heart but I am open to giving everything a try. The soup consisted of various types of mushrooms and the unfortunate ninja turtle and it was fantastic. They then took the ninja turtle out and stir-fried it with house chilli sauce. The… READ MORE

Author: The Blue Lion Finished lunch, was on the way back and saw the popcorn man! The best popcorn yo! Super fresh! This region of China is known for soy beans and corn farms, maybe that’s why these super “organic” popcorn is so fresh. Only 1 RMB (about $0.16 USD) per huge plastic bag. It… READ MORE

10.09.2011

Bo Innovation – Hong Kong

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Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

Famed Executive Chef Alvin Leung (or also known as “The Demon Chef”) showcasing his innovative X-treme Chinese cuisine and Anthony Bourdain giving such high praise to Bo Innovation, I asked myself why didn’t I go to this place earlier? When I finally got there, the restaurant had a few tables and it wasn’t as busy… READ MORE

09.22.2011

Hutong Restaurant – Hong Kong

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Hutong_cp The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Hutong has a stunning panoramic view of the Victoria Harbor and from the decor to the utensils to the uniforms, everything resembles ancient China, not in a tacky way, in fact, it is a beautifully designed restaurant. Strange as it may sound, the ambiance made me feel as if I was in a trendy Chinese… READ MORE