One of the nice things about being in Asia is not having to select or order food. Unlike Paris, where I have to translate and describe the menu, here in Hong Kong I lay back in the cut like a mafia don and have the Puffin take care of everything. Oh, and if I keep eating like I've been, I am going to be fat like a mafia don soon. Anyway, I will worry about that later, back to the food. I'd not tried Zha Liang before but man am I a convert! It's a fried dough cruller wrapped with wonton skin and dipped in soy sauce. A really nice contrast in texture and an instant "add to my global favorite food list."
I was excited, but less so, about the beef brisket wonton. It wasn't bad, just not punch me in the eye good. The beef was tender and tasty but I found the wonton to be a bit tough, even after letting it soak in the broth a while.
Now I know radish cake comes in all sizes, textures and flavors. After becoming accustomed to the Singapore style, I wasn't so enamored with the gooey texture of the HK version. Puffin explained that this is the dim sum style, not the wok-fried style I eat in Singapore. Regardless, didn't like it.
Everyone seemed to be happy to be there. It was packed, with a crowd waiting to get in.
We had to wait ourselves. We took our ticket and watched the electronic numbers slowly change. A good start to the trip.
Level 3 - International Finance Centre Mall (IFC)
1 Harbour View Street