Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), Jardine House, Central

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), Jardine House, Hong Kong Central

We managed to get a seat at Jasmine Place (Shop 5, LG/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Hong Kong Central, tel : +852 2524 5098) without prior reservations on the condition that we had to vacate the table when the people who made reservations arrived. Wasn't a problem. This restaurant as I found out is run by the Maxim Group. 

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), char siew

Their char siew is apparently one of the items to order. We did and it was good. I haven't been eating a lot of char siew in Hong Kong, this was definitely one of the better ones I've had so far. The savoury barbecued pork was latticed with fat that crumbled in the mouth.

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), char siew sou

These char siew sou are done with lemon. Juice maybe. There was definitely an accent of lemon in the pastry. While competently done, it didn't quite come on par with the ones from Imperial Treasure which are still one of the best I've had.

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), stuffed chicken wings

We ordered stuffed chicken wings.

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), stuffed chicken wings

They were stuffed with glutinous rice. Pretty tasty. The flavours of the dried shrimp came through in from the rice.

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), siew mai

These are one of the better siew mai with toppings that we've had. These here are topped with scallops. Which weren't overcooked and managed to preserve their rather delicate flavours. I thought they were quite nicely done.

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), har gow

Har gao was decently done as well. Definitely way ahead of those at Luk Yu Tea House.

Jasmine Place (怡翠軒), deep fried beef briskets

The other item that we've never had before anywhere else were their crispy beef briskets. Beef briskets that were deep fried in a batter. This was really quite good. The portions were rather large for a single order as well, so it's definitely for sharing. Those briskets were moist and tender under their crisp batter. This stuff comes with some chilli oil and a sweet & sour sauce for dips, but it actually works quite well with just some salt.

This restaurant belongs to the 'refined' category, so be prepared to pay a little bit more. The non dim sum sections of the menu looks pretty good as well. Well, maybe next time in bigger numbers we come.

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