And for that reason also, it is not meant for the everyday. In the old days, if you were average Joe, perhaps wedding dinners were the only time you might see the roast piglet. Nowadays, many Cantonese restaurants do the dish, and for those who want a treat every now and then, it is readily available, at least in Hong Kong. But there are only a few which really tout it as the house specialty.
For traditional roast piglet, I do like the one by 新鬥記 (pronounced Sun Tow Kei in Cantonese or Xin Dou Ji in Putonghua). I couldn't find an official English name for the place though.
|Traditional Roast Piglet at 新鬥記|
|Kimberley's Roast Piglet|
|Cross-section view of Kimberley's roast piglet|
For an overall experience, I actually like the menu at Sun Tow Kei better.
|Sun Tow Kei's steamed crab on rice|
Whatever you fancy, both restaurants offer up their own specialties and make for an authentic Cantonese restaurant experience in Hong Kong. If you prefer to avoid the decibel levels associated with most restaurants in Hong Kong, go to Kimberley. Otherwise, brave the crowds at Sun Tow Kei and be prepared to wait (even if you make a reservation).
2/F, Express By Holiday Inn, 33 Sharp East Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852-3162 8899
君怡閣中菜廳 Kimberley Chinese Restaurant
M/F, The Kimberley Hotel, 28 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852-2369 8212 / 2723 3888