Tennis buddies touted it as the Chiu Chow beer place. Well, as it turns out, it was true. Down and dirty in Lok Fu, the neighbouring enclave to Chiu Chow territory of Kowloon City, we ended up at a bustling (read 100 decibel noisy) place and this was past 10pm on a Saturday night. Early for some I suppose but whatever it was, everyone who was seated was guzzling European lagers, draughts and stouts, and chomping down traditional Chiu Chow delicacies.
I ordered myself an Erdinger, as did the rest of the 12 of us. So they loaded 20 bottles into a blue plastic pail filled with ice and plonked it table-side, complete with bottle opener. Yes, help yourself to more...
We started of course with Chiu Chow essentials:
|Coagulated Pigs' Blood with Chives 韭菜豬紅|
|Braised Phoenix claws with peanuts 花生鳳爪|
|Steamed Grey Mullet 蒸烏頭|
|Braised Goose 鹵水鵝|
|Braised Spring Vegetables with Pork 春菜煲|
|The King of Stir Fries 小炒皇|
|Steamed Eel in Black Bean Sauce 豉汁蒸鱔|
|Deep fried Stuffed Pigs' Intestines 釀豬大腸|
For the benefit of the men, we ordered some meat even if these were by no means very Chiu Chow.
|Grilled Cumin Pork Ribs 孜然排骨|
|Sweet and Sour Pork 咕撈肉|
|Preserved Mustard Greens with Grass Carp Claypot Rice 梅菜鯇魚煲仔飯|
The food ain't the best but there is enough variety so just stick with the staples. The choice of beers is another novelty. Overall, I would still say it's yet another successful down and dirty post tennis dinner. Ace.
Shop 4, Lok Fu Shopping Centre
198 Junction Road