Monday, October 14, 2013

海景軒 :: 點心

Since we're in Hong Kong, we've to dim sum. Gotta grab the friends to make a table and fulfil a date on a Sunday, at 11am. Brunch, Asian style. Had to have a venue where there would be plenty to go around for all dietary preferences. None of us are going to be queuing for anything. If the eatery doesn't take reservations, then we're not going there.

Hoi King Heen (海景軒) was chosen. Yay. I've had lunch and dinner at my perennial favorite Lung King Heen (龍景軒). Those cravings were satisfied. It would be nice to return to Hoi King Heen on this side of town. Haven't been here for a while. I do like their food too.

Looked at the menu, and because we were hungry, ordered so many items. The expected exquisite dim sum favorites and a la carte orders came to the table fast and furious. I wanted that abalone and mushroom dumpling soup; it tasted great. Everything was a hit at this meal. Absolutely beautiful flavors. Ahhhh. Loved how they cook.

Nobody at the table was interested in tearing apart hairy crabs. I'm no fan of hairy crabs at all. Apparently, it's the roe that's in demand by enthusiasts. So the table ordered the roe of a hairy crab from Lake Tai (or Taihu Lake, 太湖) to be served with steamed melon. I took a spoonful and then another. Then that was it. It was good. I didn't like the roe per se, but meshed with the flavors of steamed melon, and flat pieces of skin, it worked.

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