Hainan Shaoye at Ocean Terminal

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. 

Hainan Shaoye

Hainan Shaoye 01

Nice Chinese painting murals on the walls.  

Hainan Shaoye 02

A casual restaurant with a view of the harbour is rare find in Hong Kong. 

Hainan Shaoye 03

I wasn’t in the mood for Hainanese chicken and wanted something light and different. I was tempted by the char kwey tiao though. 

Hainan Shaoye menu

Hainan Shaoye tea

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! 

Hainan Shaoye - Homemade egg tofu topped with black truffle & bai ling mushroom
Homemade egg tofu topped with black truffle & bai ling mushroom HK$98

 

Hainan Shaoye - Homemade egg tofu topped with black truffle & bai ling mushroom HK$98

 

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. 

Hainan Shaoye - Homemade egg tofu topped with black truffle & bai ling mushroom 1_Fotor

 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. 

Hainan Shaoye - youtiao stuffed with seafood HK$68
youtiao stuffed with seafood HK$68

 

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.

Hainan Shaoye - youtiao stuffed with seafood

 Maybe their Hainanese chicken set is good since that’s what everyone around me ordered. Next time.

Hainan Shaoye
Tsim Sha Tsui: Shop OT G16, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Kowloon
Tel: 2110-3533

Other branches:

Causeway Bay: Shop P311, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road
Tel: 2111-3166

Sha Tin: Shop 113, Level 1, New Town Plaza, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin 
Tel: 2117-2368

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