I love Chiu Chow food but it’s very hard to find a good restaurant in Hong Kong that serves Chiu Chow cuisine. Majority serve Cantonese cuisine which is fantastic but sometimes I want a change. Pak Loh Chiu Chow restaurant has been open since 1967. All these years and I didn’t know about it. The first time we ate at Pak Loh was in 2008 at their branch at Elements mall.
They opened their 2nd branch at K11 mall which is so near our place. I’m so happy!
The interior designer of the restaurant did an interesting job with the place. It was really unique. Curved glass walls were used as room dividers with curtains for privacy.
These silver balls were the main focal point in the restaurant. They were used everywhere.
Instead of the usual carpet, mosaic tiles were used.
Not enough? There’s more.
The silver balls reminded me of those used in the movie Twister. Remember the spheres that were released into the tornado?
You can tell I was mesmerized.
Yep they were ALL over the place. Too much of a good thing?
Chiu Chow restaurants typically serve tiny cups of extremely strong and bitter tie guan yin tea before and after your meal. It’s supposed to be good for your health.
tie guan yin tea
We also had a pot of regular strength tie guan yin tea.
This is the only Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong that I’ve eaten at that served cashews instead of peanuts.
cashews w/ fried silverfish
We ordered a set meal for 4. These represent some of the more popular Chiu Chow dishes.
cold crab Chiu Chow style
The crab meat was very sweet and fine. It was served with a vinegar dip for contrast.
Next was a rich, concentrated soup made with those green veggies, chicken feet and pork.
The soup was devoid of fat and was just delicious.
The fried balls were my favorite. I couldn’t tell which was shrimp or crab. Both were chunky and crunchy. It had a sweet honey-like dipping sauce.
deep fried prawn & crab meat balls
other end of the plate
This fish is served with mayonnaise. You won’t find that in any Cantonese restaurant. It’s a very simple but scrumptious dish.
pan fried pomfret in soy bean sauce
stewed vegetables w/ ham
dim sum menu
set menu for 12 pax
Good food, nice restaurant, excellent service. I can’t wait to try their dim sum and my favorite chicken w/ chinjew sauce.
Pak Loh Chiu Chow restaurant
Shop 313, K11 mall
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
telephone: +852 2723 6828