Tuesday, June 23, 2009

鏞記 Yung Kee Restaurant ...... Good Roast Goose Place in Hong Kong Central

The facade outside 鏞記 Yung Kee is all bright opulent gold so you can hardly miss it along the street. They own all 3 floors but so far I've only been to the 1st and the 2nd floors. Yung Kee is famous for their roast goose and should be one of the best in Central area. When you ask a taxi driver where's the best roast goose, many would probably suggest travelling to 深井 Shen Jing for the roasted fowl but after comparing the two, I still prefer Yung Kee.

On the 2nd floor, the dining area was packed full at 8pm. Although we, reserved a table, we have to wait for another 15 minutes. When we were there, many people were crowding around the little lift lobby, queuing for a table. If you don't mind risking a trip there without the roast goose, the number of people at the queue seem to have subsided at 9pm. My advise is to book a table before you go there. The service in the restaurant was good and prompt. This is a Hong Kong Michelin Star restaurant that's worth repeated visits for their exquisite roasts and hospitality.

特制皮蛋酸姜 Preserved Egg and Pickled Ginger (HK$37.50 for 5 portions) - The pickled ginger complimented the preserved egg well. The damp, marshy portion of the duck egg with the greenish tinge was the tastiest portion.

金牌烧鹅 Roast Goose, 1/2 portion (HK$210) - We came here for the goose and it did not disappoint us. I have eaten at the roast goose at 深井 Shen Jing like 2 years back when my cousin and uncle were staying in the area. It's not as expensive as Yung Kee but I prefer the taste that Yung Kee creates. The gravy makes a difference.

蜜汁叉烧 Barbeque Pork (HK$120) - Deliciously roasted honey glazed pork. Although the pork was leaner than the usual in Hong Kong, its still very tender. For barbeque pork, I prefer the slightly charred portions although they are supposedly unhealthy.

Close up of the few pieces of barbeque pork and roast goose that I quickly grabbed for myself before they are all snapped up by the rest of of my party.

We noticed that there were some beans immersed with the gravy that comes with the barbeque pork and the roast goose. They turn out to be soy bean when we checked with the manager. The soy bean taste real good too!

Address : 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel : (852) 2522 1624

Country : Hong Kong


KennyT said...

I love Yung Kee

Anonymous said...

Yung Kee is overrated, been there twice, 2/2 times poor quality food for such prices.

Will never go again.

Slurp said...

Mr. Anonymous

I respect our differences in taste buds and I agree that Yung Kee is not exactly cheap.

But I still love Yung Kee :)


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