“The goose that lost its star” was how a friend of mine called it. Well, star or no star, I’m pleased to report that the Roasted Goose at Yung Kee in Hong Kong is as good as I remember it to be – 10 months ago! It’s good to know that some things just, never change.
The goose was tender and the taste of it was just plain awesome! Oh, by the way, Yung Kee definitely has Thaksin’s approval, for we saw Thaksin Shinawatra trying to get a table while we were there!
I fell for the Century Eggs the last time I was here at Yung Kee and this visit, was certainly no different! There’s a certain je ne sai quoi about Century Eggs and Pickled Ginger – whatever it is, I’ll gladly have them anytime of the day!
In addition to the Roast Goose and Century Eggs, we ordered the Braised Duck with Mushrooms. The mushrooms were not only tasted great, they were braised (in this author’s humble opinion) perfectly – not too soft, not too hard.
The duck – well – was good, save for it having a rather fatty skin! But it was really flavourful and the meat pulls away from the bone so easily!
The char-siu, I thought, was great too. It’s definitely different from what we’ve grown accustomed to in Singapore – a lot less sweet, thicker slices and well, more flavourful.
I’ll admit that, at first bite, I wasn’t too interested in it. But, a few bites later, I wanted more.
Boiled vegetables dressed in a light oyster sauce. There’s nothing better than a simple plate of greens to accompany a large meal of meat, meat and guess what, more meat!
A reminder to self: I ought to try out Joy Hing the next time I visit Hong Kong – my sister and brother-in-law went and came back with nothing but compliments for it.
Yung Kee Restaurant
32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 1624
Fax: (852) 2840 0888