Thursday, November 26, 2015

Kam's Roast Goose (甘牌燒鵝), Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

that's right......I sure as hell didn't sketch this

There's a story to be read on Kam's Roast Goose (G/F, Po Wah Commercial Center, 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, tel : +852 5408 7740) as the owners are the third generation of the family that started/owns the famous (and overrated if I might add) Yung Kee. But that's a tale to be dispensed by Google. We were here because we had heard about them and wanted to try another brand of roast goose that was reputed to be good.

Even though the name of the shop says roasted goose, Kam's whips up the standard variety of Cantonese roasts. The geese are of course what they are known for. At least for tourist like myself. To avoid waxing lyrical, these were good. It definitely holds up as good roast goose as far as I could tell and if there was to be a little criticism, I thought that the ones at Yat Lok had a slightly more flavoursome skin.

That's a bowl of light flavourful broth with geese blood curds and fresh garlic chives. The textures of those blood curds were pleasantly springy.

Their char siew looked good hanging so we ordered a portion. This stuff was also pretty good. In fact, if I had to make a comparison with the other one Michelin starred roast goose shop, this one was ahead by a significant mile. But to be fair, the style of the barbequed pork here was bolstered by the honey glaze and noticeable caramelization while the other one was more of they savoury type with less burnt ends.

And some creamy sliced goose livers to enrichen our already enriched cholesterol levels. I rather liked this.

After the above, we realised that we forgot about the roast pork so all the dishes above were supplemented with roast pork rice. This was also quite enjoyable, but I thought that they were sliced a bit too thickly. Not complaining.

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