We had Christmas eve dinner with good family friends and some guests from the USA at Xiao Nan Guo Premier.
We had lunch there a couple of days before and knew that our host would enjoy the food and specially the ambiance and view. So our reservation at Intercon’s Harbourside was canceled and we had Christmas eve dinner at Xiao Nan Guo Premier.
The other table had one plate each of really jumbo prawn & scallop while our entire table of 10 kids and adults shared 2 plates. There was nothing special with the prawn or scallop other than it was cooked perfectly tender. I did love eating the giant prawn head. It was so meaty, sweet and succulent. I ate 4 heads! I had to ask for some heads from the other table. Yum!!!
stewed jumbo prawn w/ hokkaido scallop HK$148/per plate
The baby abalone reminded me of tender squid. The black pepper sauce gave the bland shellfish a nice kick. We all loved the spongy cubes and asked the waiter what those were. They’re mushrooms meticulously cut into cubes. Amazing detail!
wok-fried baby abalone w/ mushrooms in
black pepper sauce HK$188
I was so full at this point but when I found out that the black mass on the plate was actually hairy crabs I had to try it. Hairy crabs are a Shanghai delicacy and are very expensive since they only come from the Yancheng lake. The most prized part of the crab is the roe from the female crab.
I loved, loved this milk pudding. It was a cross between taho or tofu fa and panna cotta. The texture was delicate and the almond flavor was distinct and fragrant.
chilled almond silken milk pudding HK$38
As usual we all overate. Not everything was good but what was important was spending Christmas eve with family and good friends.
Xiao Nan Guo Premier 小南國壹號
10/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
telephone: +852 2527 8899