Friday, April 03, 2009

[Hong Kong 2009 CNY] Superstar Seafood Restaurant Yum Cha

Day 3

Superstar Seafood Restaurant
Harbour City

After doing a round in Mongkok in the morning, we were due to meet up with D for Yum Cha at Superstar at afternoon tea time.

So sorry we were late, the travelling time took longer than expected.

Superstar HK Yum Cha
Top: Siew mai (pork and prawn dumplings) and har gow (prawn dumplings)
Bottom: Fried radish cakes (yum!) and cuttlefish cakes

The siew mai and har gow were especially good. The har gow skin was resilient yet thin (Q and soft at the same time) and the size was jumbo. The prawns were very fresh. A very well executed traditional yum cha staples.

Superstar HK Yum Cha1
Top: Pan fried glutinous rice dumpling in egg (so so)
Bottom: Marshmallow rabbit and deep fried fish balls.
Middle insert: Molten custard bun

The highlight of this yum cha meal was unexpectedly the marshmallow rabbit. It was even covered in dessicated coconut which the whole family hate (yuck!). But one bite, you'll be hooked. The texture was very good, springy and soft and the coconut was fresh. Princess ate 1.5 though she hates marshmallow. I had 1 :-).

The fried fish balls were average, the balls were not bouncy enough.

I was so looking forward to eat the molten custard bun but what a letdown it was! The custard filling was nice and hot but there was raw flour taste with gritty texture :-(

The selection of dim sum was disappointingly small. They didn't even have crispy skin roast pork belly >_<. All items except the fish balls were quite salty.

Friend D had initially suggested another restaurant at One Peking (Road) but advice from other friends was to try Superstar. -__-'' should have just gone with D's choice.

Arghh, what do I know, sekali the One Peking was more of a letdown. Nevermind, there's always next time.

I can't help to be choosy and picky as I've had better yum cha outside Hong Kong. If they can't even compare with the one near my neighbourhood, I'd rather not waste my time.

Time is gold in Hong Kong if you've ever travelled there, you'll know what I mean. Too little time too many things to do and eat.

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