Why Eat Dinner?!?!

When we were still full from the late lunch at Yung Kee?! But it was so hot and humid last night… And we were desperate to cool down so we headed to the grocery store attached to the hotel to look for ice cream!!! 


After browsing through the fridges, Anthony settled on a green tea Haagen Dazs ice cream sandwich. Apparently nothing too special other than the green tea overpowering the entire thing.


And I was so intrigued by the sweet corn popcicle that I had to try it! (I love corn so much I have eaten a can of corn by itself for dinner)


It was surprisingly tasty… It was creamy like vanilla ice cream but tasted like a can of creamed corn with chunks of sweet summer corn.

Would I go out of my way to get this again? Probably not but it was definitely sweet sweet (corn and heat) relief…

Back to the Goose

Yung Kee Restaurant, which I raved about 5 years ago, is actually three restaurants in one. This time the ground floor was closed for renovation, and we weren’t dropping the big bucks for the VIP room this time, which put us this time in the middle tier, literally on the second floor. A typical nice Cantonese banquet hall greeted us.

Immediately my in-laws started asking me if I wanted the beef or the pork. Like I would get anything but the goose, the dish that made this place famous and earned the Michelin star.

Even though this wasn’t the most formal restaurnt, the presentation was still beautiful. Even dime vegetables with tofu skin, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and ginkgo seeds was presented immaculately.

 Next, my sister-in-laws’ favorite, a perfectly grilled filet mignonette, sliced thin and stir fired in a sweet sauce with onions. It was sweet, smokey, savory, and the beer amazingly tender.

When our plates were dirtied after the beef, the staff replaced them with clean ones and brought out a beautiful fried rice presented in wrapped leaves. Perfect texture, light flavor, and lots of little chunks of meats and shrip to keep you satiated while we waited for the main event…

 The roast goose – crispy skin, flavorful meat, and not nearly as fatty or oily as duck. This was a total different presentation than the last time we were here. Instead of the Peking duck style wrappers, it was served with a gravy poured over the top, and a sweet tangy ginger sauce on the side. Yet still, this was as delicious as I remember. 

Breakfast of ChampionsĀ 

Anthony and I walked over to the hotel where my parents and sisters were staying and by the time we got there, we were really hungry.  So we walked across the hotel parking lot to one of their offerings, the Moon River Cafe.  

I grew up eating noodles and porridges for breakfast. Some of you may think strange but think about it, technically you have oatmeal and frittatas using day old spaghetti.. So why not?!

Anywho, Anthony and my sister-in-law was boring and got the eggs meal – two eggs, ham, hot dog, and a roll.

My sister, May, opted for the braised beef brisket noodle soup and both my parents and I went for the wonton noodle soup.

OMG!! Were those shrimp wontons amazing!! Thin skin, plenty of shrimp and chewy by not too chewy noodles.  The broth was a tad too salty for me but I would definitely come back for this!!!

And the best part?! For hotel guests, there’s 20% discount plus coupons for the place. So my parents picked up the tab šŸ˜‰