Kai Kee Restaurant, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

The final day of my holiday had arrived and I wanted to have one roast meat feast before heading off for the airport.

I wanted to try somewhere new that I’d walked past a number of times in the Tsim Sha Tsui area and so I found myself walking into Kai Kee Restaurant on Prat Avenue.

Arriving around 11am thinking that I’d have a brunch of BBQ meat before heading out on the town for the rest of the day, I was sadly told that I could only order the breakfast menu until 11:30, my heart sank a little but it was quickly pointed out that there was one meat dish on this menu… roast goose leg!

For breakfast I had a set menu of roast goose leg, rice and a soup, and I ordered a coffee.

The coffee came out first, I don’t know if it was instant coffee or from a machine but it wasn’t the best although it did taste like coffee which I needed.

Soon I had the goose leg, rice and soup on the table in front of me and I dived in. There’s no really good way to eat a goose leg so I picked it up and gnawed away on it. The rice and the soup rounded out the meal.

All in all I was happy with the meal and would return, but I would head there after 11:30am so I can get a larger selection of meats.

Yat Chui Pavilion Dim Sum, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Easy to find, right across the road from the Kowloon Shangri-La is Yat Chui Pavilion Dim Sum which is, as the name suggests, a Dim Sum restaurant.

I ate here twice during my brief Hong Kong visit.

The menu is typical Chinese dim sum fare. I only tried a couple of dishes but all were good.

I can recommend the pork and prawn dumplings, as well as the roast pork buns.

Cheap, cheerful and decent service. All round a good place for a good meal.

Fung Ming Yuen, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Fung Ming Yuen is a typical Chinese eatery in East Tsim Sha Tsui on the ground floor of New Mardarin Plaze Block A overlooking the concrete Centenerary Garden.

It’s certainly not the best food in the area by any stretch of the imagination but it’s OK, not too expensive and have cheap long necks of Tsing Tao.

They do have English on the menu but the staff have very limited spoken English so if you have a question you’re out of luck. I asked what sort of meat was on the mixed meat dish and was told that I’d get whatever the cook gave me! Or atleast that’s what I think was said and what was delivered.

The meat dish was ok apart from the foul Chinese sausage that I just couldn’t stomach – thank god I had the beer to get that taste out of my mouth!

There’re many places within a 5 minute walk from here that will give you a much nicer meal.

Hung Lee Kitchen, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After checking in at Hart Hotel I wanted to revisit a close by restaurant I’d previously visited by the name of Hung Lee Kitchen.

It was probably close on 8 or 8:30pm by the time I walked in. The restaurant was still busy but there were spare seats so I was quickly seated in a booth and given a menu.

I immediately ordered a long neck of Tsing Tao while I decided what I wanted to eat.

By the time my bottle of beer arrived I’d decided to have a combination of crispy roast pork and roast goose with a bowl of white rice.

Quite quickly my dishes arrived and I dived into two of my favorite meats.

Goose is a relatively expensive meat but it’s certainly worth the extra cash.

Hung Lee Kitchen is certainly worth a visit if you like good Chinese food and are in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Ji Biru, Singapore

A search for Craft Beer in Singapore bought up Ji Biru, a Japanese craft beer bar down at [email protected] at 313 Orchard Road.

After my trip to Japan I became partial to Japanese craft beers, so I decided to jump on the train to Somerset station, do a bit of last minute shopping and have a couple of beers.

Ji Biru opens at noon and I think I was the first person in the door.

The beer list is impressive, and bought back memories of my evening in Nagano at James Nagano Beer Market.

While I had a couple of servings of yakitori I tried 3 of the Hitachino beers. I first tried the Hitachino Nest Pale Ale followed by a Hitachino Nest 3C’s Fresh Hop Bitter and finally a Hitachino Nest White Ale.

All of the beers were great tasting and were a great accompaniment for the yakitori.

Prices for both the food and the beers were good – pints of beer being SGD$10.50.