Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hong Kong - Loong Yat Heen 龙逸轩

It would be appropriate to do at least one yum-cha review given the many I had this week. So the destination of mention for the week is Loong Yat Heen at The Kowloon Hotel. This was also where I had my winner of Thursday.

The Kobe beef pau was juicy, succulent and tender beef bits interspersed with Sichuan vegetables in a hearty gravy captured in a skin that had bite. All 5 of us bit into it had the same wondrous look - ok, maybe I exaggerate a little but it was the most outstanding dim sum item I had all week.

Others of mention to not miss is the carrot cake, sealed well to retain its creamy moisture on the inside and made fragant with better quality lap cheong, and not the usual fatty bits other lesser places use.

The scrambled eggs with seafood on a pan fried vermicelli was tasty enough and worth an order although there wasn't enough wok hei for my liking. But it was a healthier option and did not leave a greasy aftertaste.

The Ma Lai Go was pretty good with a nice variation of 2 thin layers of custard in between. Not quite Lin Heung standard though although this is probably healthier - the fragrance of lard wasn't as apparent!
Here's to a healthier week for all!

The Kowloon Hotel
19-21 Nathan Road
Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2734 3722

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