So… This is on its way to becoming a food blog. Hopefully I’ll have time this Thursday to write about other things, it being a public holiday and all. And why not spend the first day of the new year reminiscing about good times? Maybe I’ll get inspired, catch the travel bug again, and start planning the next holiday.
In the meantime, we’ve got to eat, and I’m going to share with you what is quickly becoming one of my favourite dining spots in Hong Kong. It started just this October, when a friend from Singapore came up to Hong Kong and wanted to try local roast goose. I asked my boss if she knew of any good places, and she asked her friend, who recommended this. After trying it for the first time, I was sold. It was that good!
So now, every time someone comes to Hong Kong and wants to have a meal together, I will suggest this place. :p Although I’ll have to exercise some self-control. Roast goose isn’t the healthiest thing in the world!
Anyway, my friend Sylvia is in town at the moment, and we met up for dinner last night. At 7.15pm, there was quite a long queue! Thankfully, most of the people were in larger groups, and being a party of two, we managed to get seated after waiting for ten minutes. If you don’t already know by now, Yat Lok is very popular with locals and tourists alike!
We ordered the bottom quarter of a roast goose, which included the ever-so-popular drumstick. Just look at that crispy skin! *hungry again*
We also had iced lemon tea, kailan with oyster sauce, and rice (not pictured).
Our meal cost HKD208 (~S$35), which is honestly a little overpriced for local food. But the good food, quick service, and convenient location make it okay as an occasional indulgence. And to make things clear, I don’t dine like this all the time! Most nights, it’s healthy home-cooked food, with groceries from the neighbourhood supermarket.
So after dinner, Sylvia and I walked around and ended up having chocolate fondue at Haagen-Dazs, which is never a bad choice. Still, if anyone knows of any good local dessert places in Central, please let me know!
They called this a “mini” chocolate fondue, with 16 small scoops of ice-cream. Towards the end, there were three scoops left, and I thought for sure that I already had 8 scoops, but Sylvia said that she had 8 scoops herself, so those three had to be mine. Is it worrying that I literally lost count of the number of scoops of ice-cream I had?
Oh well, I think I’m done with ice-cream for the rest of the year. Then again, “the rest of the year” isn’t very long at all. 😉
Yat Lok Restaurant 一樂燒鵝
G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central
Tel: 2524 3882
G/F, 24 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Tel: 2869 9158