Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Yummy Meat Skewers & Dumplings - 山東餃子館, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong & A Rant

I must admit that have never been one who roams around Hong Kong searching for good food (I know, what a failure of a food blogger). When I discovered good food, it's normally because I happen to stumble upon it. Just like this one.

I don't think I need many words to explain how wonderful these babies are.
山東餃子館 Sham Shui Po Hong Kong
Juicy, tender, tasty, and at HK$14 a pop, what's not to love?! I LOVEEEEEEE!

And these dumplings... they are lovely too!
山東餃子館 Sham Shui Po Hong Kong
The skin's just the right thickness and wonderfully chewy. The filling's nice too. We had the pak choy & pork ones. We also ordered some other things... they are nice. Nothing earth shattering but definitely enough to make me happy.

Now. The rant.
And it turns out that I didn't exactly 'discover' this place. It's apparently quite 'famous'.
I haven't read openrice's reviews for a long time, but I was just curious and read some of the 'reviews' for this place. I can't believe people kept complaining about the place, the noise, the service, crowded, bla bla bla. Come on... at these prices???!!! What do you expect? Private window seats overlooking the harbour? Table-side saucing? Did you come wearing your tux & evening gown?
Consider yourself lucky if you didn't visit the place when my son was there screaming "ALL ABOARDDDDDDD!" on top of his lungs just because he's crazy about Polar Express that day (to those who happen to dine that time, my deepest apologies).

End of rant.

And I think nobody read or care about those 'reviews' anyway.

Moral of the story: the meat skewers are MUST TRY.

G/F, 81C Un Chau Street, Sham Shui Po 


DC said...

The dumplings looked yums!

Javier I. Sampedro said...

I agree on your view, what´s the point of the people going to the restaurant? the food right? well.. I forget about the cozy decoration, the views, service. Come on, you are in the middle of Sham Shui Po, you should expect what you are going to find.

I am the kind of person who doesnt mind a busy place, even narrow seating but if the food is worth it, I don´t care. Sometimes I think I am more hongkie than my girl, haha :D

Gotta try this place!

Thanks Rita

ice pandora said...

I guess some people have high expectation? Anyway glad the food
was nice c; Xx