Last February I was lucky to be sent to Hong Kong to enjoy Disneyland for the first time. In between all the happy rides and scrumptious food my friend Elizabeth and I were able to sneak away for a couple of hours just to eat at Yung Kee.
I can’t remember the last time I ate at Yung Kee since I’m too lazy to cross the harbour just to eat there. Yung Kee is I think the most popular restaurant for Filipinos who go there for the best roast goose and that’s what I was yearning for too.
We got there around 3:30 pm and there were still a lot of people eating. It took us that long to get hungry because of the super duper delicious breakfast buffet we had at Enchanted Garden at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.
We were on the second floor waiting for our number to be called and be seated when they announced that the roast goose was sold out. I exclaimed loudly, “NO!!” and the other people around us chuckled at my dismay.
I have some friends who are big fans of Yung Kee’s century egg. I must confess I’ve never tried century egg before. Yes I must be a fake Chinese but the smell and appearance of the black egg really turns me off. I toughened up and tried a small piece. My first bite of the egg white part wasn’t bad at all. It had a jelly like consistency. I almost puked when I ate the yolk part. It tasted rotten and had a putrid smell. I guess it’s really an acquired taste. And it will take me at least a dozen years to have the guts to try it again.
The smoked silken tofu was quite interesting. The smokey flavor can be tasted all throughout the soft tofu. I specially liked the fried bean curd skin.
deep fried smoked bean curd with special sauce HK$90
I was quite disappointed not getting to eat roast goose. I wasn’t too impressed with the food we ordered specially with the high price tag. I guess the roast goose is really the main attraction in Yung Kee. I will be back! Watch out for me you sneaky goose.
Yung Kee Restaurant
32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong