We ordered another one and this time it was even better. Turnip cake, also known as raddish cake in the Philippines and carrot cake in Singapore, is best eaten ‘tostado’ or well browned with a crisp exterior and a soft interior.
To order it this way in Cantonese tell your server “lo pa ko, sok ti.” Lo pa ko means turnip cake and sok ti means “tostado or browned to a crisp”. Even without any authentic Cantonese accent they will understand you. I promise.
The crispy chicken was the house specialty and it truly deserved that title. The skin was very thin, super crisp and tasty. The meat was just as flavorful and very moist.
roast crispy chicken half – 68, whole- 128
These glutinous fried meat dumplings are usually my favorite but these were just average unlike the ones at my favorite dim sum place Chuk Yuen. Every where I eat dim sum I seem to compare with Chuk Yuen which is still the best overall for me.
fried minced pork dumplings
Another first was the super friendly waitress who gave us very good food recommendations. Super friendly servers are very rare in Hong Kong Chinese restaurants. She recommended the next three dishes.
The noodles was everyone’s favorite. It wasn’t oily at all the sauce was different from the usual and was very, very tasty. Maybe it was because of the fresh mushrooms and goose feet? It was the first time for me to try the webbed goose feet. It was similar to chicken feet but leaner and more flavorful.
noodles w/ fresh mushrooms & goose feet
If we knew the chicken feet was such a big dish we wouldn’t have ordered it because only 3 of us in the group of 9 ate chicken feet. I tried to eat as much as I could since it was delicious. It tasted like pata tim!
braised chicken feet
This was the ingredients used to make the soup. They presented it in another bowl. I don’t think anyone really eats this since there isn’t any flavor left. We did the 4 pieces of tender abalone on top.
Tao Heung’s dim sum was much better than it’s sister restaurant Hak Ka Hut. I would definitely go back for the yummy lo pa ko and noodles. And of course to try the elusive hot pot.
3/F., Carnavon Plaza,
20-20 C Carnavon Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Business Hours: 7:30am – 1:00am