Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Eve Lunch at Wooloomooloo Prime, The One, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Wooloomooloo Prime boasts impressive floor-to-ceiling multi million dollar view of the fragrant harbour.
Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
I bet the view would be even more impressive at night.

The decor is modern and chic...let's see if the food is good.
Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime

We ordered their Christmas Set Lunch menu, priced at HK$288 per person plus service charge (not including drinks).
Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
The meal started with herb and tomato bread, which was served warm. It's crusty on the outside, perfectly fluffy and soft on the inside. Love it.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
I was absolutely happy with the Asparagus, pancetta and poached egg salad with Bearnaise sauce. If you thought nothing is sexier than seeing yolk running out of a perfectly poached egg, try seeing it oozing onto a pile of bacon. Yum!

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
The shellfish salad featuring yabby, mussels, shrimp, greens and heart of palms in mustard dressing was...alright. But I guess it's a bit unfair of me, a meat and egg yolk lover, to compare this to the sexiness of the poached egg salad ^_*

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
The raspberry mint iced tea was refreshing, excellent for the surprisingly hot winter day.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
I am a sucker for lychee drinks, so I ordered their cool mint mocktail, which had canned lychee chunks, lychee juice, soda water, ginger ale and fresh mint. Again, refreshing.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
Love the cream of wild mushrooms soup, which was served with truffle oil and garlic croutons. Super tasty! Plus, call me crazy, but I adore the rich golden tinge of this mushroom soup, it's not the normal grey concoction we usually get.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
The Australian lamb fillet was super delicious. Everything on the plate was perfectly cooked.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
Ultra tender meat, flavorful ratatouille, tasty red wine sauce. Lovely!

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
We were a bit disappointed by the grilled Australian rib eye steak.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
This corner of the steak seemed nicely cooked (we ordered medium), but the rest of the steak was sadly overcooked. The roasted potatoes and vegetables cpuld use a lot more seasoning and the peppercorn sauce on the steak did nothing to save the overcooked meat.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
The traditional Christmas pudding with Brandy, Cinnamon and Raisin Ice cream was delightful. Wonderfully chewy, sticky and sweet spiced pudding, absolutely perfect with the ice cream.

Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
The mango custard cheesecake with red fruit compote and tuille was equally lovely. Rich and creamy goodness on a plate.

Although we did appreciate our window seat overlooking the beautiful view of Hong Kong harbour, the heat (even in winter!) was so unbearable, we were drenched in sweat even after peeling our layers of clothing. So unsexy, it's not even funny! We did voice our concern to the manager, who joked that he should start selling sunglasses and tanning oil (I suggested truffle oil?) and he cranked up the air con immediately. We (and our sweaty asses) truly appreciated his prompt action.

Oh...and beautiful view?
Christmas Eve Lunch 2010 at Wooloomooloo Prime
SC said, what view?

Wooloomooloo Prime
21/F, The ONE
100 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852 2870 0087

11 comments:

Joanne said...

This takes my hunger to a whole new level? Egg yolks over bacon? Sex on a plate.

HK Epicurus said...

The Manager is really funny saying that haha! I think whenever I go to Caprice for lunch, I end up getting a tan too for the same 'greenhouse effect' reason!

The food here seems better than expected, and for the affordable price. Yum !

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, the food look good.

Shanks said...

Go the Aussie Lamb - Oi Oi Oi!! I like the look of the shellfish salad but have to agree with youn on egg yolk over bacon...mmmmm!!

gastronomous said...

oh i love ooozie egg yolk :)
YUM!!!! esp over bacon... sexy!

babe_kl said...

Wishing you and your family a splendid year ahead with good tidings coming your way. Happy New Year!

Veny said...

Yg ini set lunchnya keren n terlihat enak Rit . Panteslah ama harganya.
Happy New Year Rit !
keren2 dah potonya .

tigerfish said...

Wooloomooloo? What a name!

Anne said...

Wow, looks gorgeous. I actually had a question about one of your older recipes...the chicken stuffed with sticky rice (YUM!). What kind of sticky rice do you buy? Japanese? Is there a specific brand or name I should look for? Thanks so much. It's on my "to do list" for 2011!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Hi Anne, I used Thai glutinous rice ;) any brand will do

Lidia Sianturi said...

wooloomooloo..reminds me a place in Sydney...d pies and hotdogs..