One of the great things when staying in Hong Kong is that when you want to eat, you really don't have to travel very far until you are greeted with a wide range of restaurants. So after a short taxi ride from the hotel, we ate at Keung Kee, mainly because we already tried Red Seasons (previously posted) which was a few shops down the street.
Peanuts! I don't even know what's so special about them, but Cassie and I always get excited when there are peanuts provided on the table (until they charge us for it of course).
Cassie tries to take a photo of me in the restaurant, and ends up trying about 6 times (photos were either blurry, my eyes were closed, and there was one photo where a waitress was hilariously standing next to me- accidentally of course).
Silly photos aside, the waitress suggested we try this- cold abalone. Maybe she hyped it up too much; they were good, if ultimately a bit chewy, even for abalone.
Abalone Congee. Beneath the smoothness you see at the top, there's a generous serving of abalone and chicken. It was really tasty, perfect for winter, and it came in a bottomless pot!
The abalone in the congee.
Pigeon. This was actually the first time that I have tried pigeon; in Australia, when it was on the table, I would basically ignore it, but since I was holidays, I tried it! And it was amazing- crispy skin on the outside with juicy meat on the inside. It sort of reminds of eating duck.
Shark Fin Soup.
Steamed Fish. The fish was fresh and really quite soft, even the skin was nice.
Garlic and onion prawns with vermicelli. This was definitely my favourite that night; flavoursome prawns, super tasty sauce, and ultimately, finished too quickly.
A funky tasting dessert.
This place was really good, superb value, great food, and it had a buzzing atmosphere, even at late hours on a weeknight! Afterwards, we went to 7-Eleven just down the street, where I bought this box of Meltykiss. Yes, I was drawn in by the green box, but it also tasted really good. So it was a great dinner topped off with amazingly green chocolates!