when can i sit down & eat???
I decided to bring my friend to “my favorite hole” in Tai Hang for dinner and I have selected an eatery that serves up delicious local cuisines; what I love about this restaurant is that you can dine inside or soak in the atmosphere and let loose siting outside on stools while chatting up a storm with your friends and the next table is talking even louder and everyone is just checking other people’s tables to make sure they haven’t forgotten to order “that delicious dish”. I love it! I have to sit outside anyway because little Pretzel always accompany me to “my favorite hole”. I specifically told my friend to meet me by 6pm and no later because it is a weekend and I know the eating joints will be packed–sadly I was right, she was 15 minutes late and by the time I made a beeline to my joint, I already spot the line up of at least 8 tables ahead, boo!
I got to tell you though, the wait is worth it, because their foods are delicious, and the thing I love most is while they serve up common foods, they add a little twist to them, give them a bit of pizzaz, so they seem all new and unique to customers, love it!
the famous meat pattie--this dish is usually flat on the plate and the salty egg yolk is either in the center or crushed with the meat; it must be challenging cooking the meat stacked in this style. Very cool and innovative--its signature dish
translated as "saliva chicken", the name originates from the fact that it is quite spicy so it produces saliva~haha, i just made that up
black bean sauce fried clams
steam egg with crab, this is a very hard dish to make because the amount of time needed to cook the egg & crab is different. The chef needs to layer on the egg 1 layer at a time to cook in sync with the crab. It is very tasty, the eggs have the taste of crab, superb!
lemon tea with fresh slices of lemon is the best!
In my excitement of eating and forgetting how jam-packed the joint was that evening, I put Pretzel on a stool smack in the center and the waiter completely did not see poor Pretzel and thought the stool was empty and totally kicked it. My poor dog flew to the ground squealing, but he is alright. Just a bit shocked at the unexpected adventure and refused to sit on the stool by himself anymore and decided to crawl onto my laps during the entire meal, and my legs have pins and needles running up and down by the end of the meal.
the line that has formed at 6pm, and people in HK eat late, 7:30-8:30 is the usual dinner hour
it is still packed at 7:30, what a great night for this family owned business!