I have missed this shop the last time I travelled with my family, so my wife told me that no matter what, get to this shop so that I have closure . A check on Wikipedia ( yes, its profile in on wikipedia) and I am surprised that it started during the Qing Dynasty! This is certainly a very historical shop, and they carried on the traditional process of roasting!
It was not easy to get to this shop, there is a relatively long walk from Wan Zhai station, especially with my aging parents. When we reached there, I only saw a bank with the address.
But don't lose faith when you see this, the shop is just a the turn of the corner, it is small and very functional. I am surprised that we can squeeze 6 persons into a small corner. So yuou should not be expecting great ambience.
The waiter is actually very entertaining, he actually sing out the orders and before you know it, every thing is on your table. We ordered what ever available in the shop[, Roast pork, Char Siew, Roast Goose ( and my mothr specifically asked for the drum stick), and white chop chicken.
To be honest, I am not a fan of Shar Siew and the shop definitly did not change my mind, Hong Kong Char Siew to me is a little dry and chunky (they chop into big [pieces). I was also expecting a more crispy skin for the roast goose and I am a little diappointed that it is not, but the it waas no less meaty.
The plus point is the roast pork, it is also in big chunk, but the special part of it is that the skin is absolutely crunchy and thick unlike the roast pork nowadays! The taste is not too salty and the meat is with sufficient juice.
The surprising part of this shop is the chicken, you would think that 'what a roast shop knows about steaming chicken?' Wsell, yuou are wrong! The first bite of the chicken and I thought, ' when have I tasted this texture before?' It was never since the early 70s. The meat wasnot too chewy and yet it bounces, its full of juices with a light saltiness while not too oiling on its skin. Not to mention the gravy for the chicken, they are very generous!
One advice is that careful on the rice ordering, Hong Kong is very generous on rice and it comes in big bowl. It is better to order 1 less portion if you are not into rice.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.