I was brought here by my friend B, who wanted to take me out of Hong Kong island and Tsim Sha Tsui, so we headed out to Sai Kung. All I knew about Sai Kung is that it is/was a fishing village, which now houses a lot of seafood restaurants that is more affordable than dining in Hong Kong island.
Having made a reservation ahead of time to avoid disappointment, we were escorted directly upstairs to our awaiting table where my friend B ordered a number of things for me to try.
Razor Clam – their signature, steamed and cooked with vermicelli and garlic this was the first time I had a dish like this. it was well seasoned, perfectly cooked, and light. If I was not being so polite, I would have downed the entire dish all by myself.
Steam Fish – I am unsure what this fish was, but they certainly looked a bit funny and nothing I have ever seen back home in Wellington. My freind raved on about this, and told me she had preordered this dish. Again it was clean and light, a very simple dish yet very tasty.
Abalone – abalone back home is very expensive and very hard to get. In Hong Kong it seems to be readily available in most restaurants. These were fairly small, where two bites was enough to consume it. the abalone was fairly tender and again this was steamed, which again was light.
Mantis Shrimp also known as salt and pepper mantis shrimp. The outside was crispy while the inner was moist and perfectly cooked. The salt and pepper seasoning was perfectly balanced, neither too peppery nor too salty. I had always wanted to try these, but never really knew what their English name was until now.
Soup – My friend B was telling me that even though this soup dish was creamy, no cream was used in making this dish. It had a delicous creamy texture, which was certainly unuual to all the chinese soups I have had. I had a few bowl fulls and what a mistake it was, as I got to full to fully enjoy the other dishes that we had ordered.
Great place to go for some fresh seafood. Though it can be quite a mission to get there if you do not have a car. So I guess it is a good thing that my friend B had a car who drove me out there.
Location: G/F, 49 Market Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong