Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tsui Wah (翠華), Wellington Street, Central


Of the years we've been visiting Hong Kong, this was our first time at Tsui Wah (15 Wellington Street, Hong Kong Central). It is an institution in this country which had started more than half a century back that has possibly fed millions in the years and branches it had been around. 

But given that there's a whole lot of things to eat here, one can imagine that a chain cha chaan teng would be very easy to overlook. Overlooked we did.

Anyway we did come by for lunch. They looked upgraded and it was a much better eating experience that I had imagined.


For starters, they've a Chaozhou styled fried rice with preserved olive leaves and chicken that was bloody addictive. Very savoury. The portion was huge and in an almost frightening surety - mouthful by mouthful, we finished it. 


Going meatless can land one stir fried eggs with okra and black truffle paste. Pretty decent Chinese truffle dish if you asked me. Just needed a little bit of soy sauce or salt.

In an odd bit of irony considering that truffle flavouring has been overused in the recent years, they might just have come up with a naturalized East West dish that can in probably only be conceived in this part of the world. Just saying.


There's even almond cream with egg white for desserts. The egg white bits were a bit chunkier than the usual shreds, but this wasn't bad at all.

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