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 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.
My time in Amsterdam was coming to a close so for my last lunch I decided to find a small cafe by a canal for a bite to eat and a couple of beers after doing a circuit on one of the canal boats.
I jumped off at the Hermitage Amsterdam and headed over the Skinny Bridge made famous in the James Bond movie “Diamonds are forever” in 1971.
I headed towards the Amstelsluizen, the impressive sluice gates across the Amstel, and turned down the north side of Prinsengracht. It was a delightful walk in the warm Amsterdam spring weather.
After about 10 minutes I stopped at Café “Marcella” and small cafe with an outdoor area on the canal and I sat down at a table that had just been vacated.
After having heard about the Dutch Croquettes several times during the week I thought I’d better give this traditional dish a try.
About 10 or 15 minutes later out came 2 croquettes, 2 pieces of bread and a couple of sachets of Heinz mustard and I started to construct my lunch 🙂 Biting into the now bread and mustard surrounded croquette I had a mouthful of lava hot tasty goodness. The texture was a little weird, more liquid than solid, but the taste was good.
The beer selection was very good. I started with a Dutch De Koninck 2017 from Francke Brouwerij and then a couple of Kriek from the Belgian Brouwerij Lindemans. The Kriek was so refreshing I had a second.
For desert I had a good apple pie and cream.
Café “Marcella” was a really pleasant place to have lunch on a canal and had a decent menu of food and drinks.