We left Macao early and arrived in Hong Kong right in time for lunch. From the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal we walked next door to the Gateway Arcade in Harbour City to find a place to eat.
We chose the first restaurant we saw which was a good thing since we love Chiuchow food and we only go to Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant. It’s always nice to discover another restaurant that served Chiuchow cuisine in a place teeming with mostly Cantonese restaurants.
In Cantonese restaurants you see roast goose, roast pork and suckling pig hanging in the window. In a Chiuchow restaurant you will see steamed goose and crab instead.
We made an effort to order something new and not our usual Chiuchow favorites. Everything we ordered was from their special recommendations menu.
The soup was thick and very flavorful. It was had generous pieces of pork, mushroom and fish maw.
braised shredded pork & mushroom soup with fish maw HK$68
Huai Shan (淮山) or wild yam is usually used as a dried herb in Chinese medicinal soups but in this dish they served it fresh. I wasn’t adventurous to try it though. I did enjoy the tender slices of beef.
sauteed beef with fresh “huai shan” HK$85
stewed fish maw, minced pork with mustard greens HK$188
The only things I ate in this dish were the dried scallops, mushroom and these small pieces of crunchy dried salted fish.
I had to have something normal so I ordered the pork ribs “Chiuchow” style. The pork was not as tender as I wanted but it was nevertheless quite tasty. There were large chunks of taro at the bottom of the casserole too.
braised pork rib in “Chiuchow” style HK$98
If you’re in Harbour City you may want to try this restaurant for a change. Go crazy and try something new!!!
ChefMaster Chiuchow Restaurant
3304 Level 3 Harbour City, Gateway Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong