I was supposed to eat somewhere else in Ocean Terminal but it didn’t look good so I decided to try Hainan Shaoye, a Singaporean restaurant specializing in Hainanese chicken.
Nice Chinese painting murals on the walls.
A casual restaurant with a view of the harbour is rare find in Hong Kong.
I wasn’t in the mood for Hainanese chicken and wanted something light and different. I was tempted by the char kwey tiao though.
Since I was all alone I ordered two appetizers for my lunch. I took a chance on ordering tofu with black truffles. I was surprised when real slices of black truffles were on each tofu. The smell was divine and the price was affordable too!
As you can see the the inside of the tofu was a creamy egg tofu mixture that was so soft and flavorful. I loved the taste, smell and flavors of this dish. I was glad I didn’t have to share it with anybody since 4 pieces was perfect for me.
You tiao is Chinese crullers. This is a long stick usually served with congee. You can also find this stuffed inside flat noodle rolls in dim sum menus. Knowing this I was really curious how it would taste stuffed with seafood.
The seafood turned out to be similar to shrimp balls. The concept was a good one but the execution wasn’t. The you tiao was hard and seemed to have been double fried. The oil didn’t taste fresh either. Too bad since I really wanted to like it.
Maybe their Hainanese chicken set is good since that’s what everyone around me ordered. Next time.
Tsim Sha Tsui: Shop OT G16, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Kowloon
Causeway Bay: Shop P311, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road
Sha Tin: Shop 113, Level 1, New Town Plaza, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin