Came here because I was having yet another craving for Korean fried chicken! I’m incredibly thankful that Edwin indulges in so many of my cravings. Now, if only he’ll also motivate me to work out. Well, we can’t have it all!
We dined here on a Saturday evening, and the wait was about 10 minutes. Once seated, they served the coleslaw and pickled radish immediately. I don’t care much for coleslaw, but I really liked the radish – wished there were more!
The steamed egg was our attempt to balance out the fried stuff, but it was a dud. It was overcooked and burnt at the bottom, and the “burnt” taste just permeated the entire dish. Stay away!
It goes without saying that the star of our meal was the platter of gloriously crispy deep-fried chicken. This time, I picked the cheesy honey butter flavour. It was… underwhelming, I guess. Aside from the cheese powder, it wasn’t particularly cheesy, and we didn’t detect any honey either.
However, as far as fried chicken goes, it was really good. It just didn’t have the flavours stated in the menu, which was a little disappointing. I definitely preferred the honey garlic chicken, which is what we’ll be going for next time!
李家 offers dessert as well, but we weren’t in the mood for anything they had, so we walked to Causeway Bay and had matcha (green tea) ice-cream at iCremeria. It was creamy, but not overly so, with subtle smoky flavours from the tea. I enjoyed it, and Edwin thought it was alright, which is a good sign considering he hates all things green tea.
It’s finally getting cooler in Hong Kong! It’s a pleasant 27 degrees at the moment, though the weather is anything but pleasant. Strong winds and a thunderstorm on the horizon (quite literally!), but who am I kidding? I’ll always be in the mood for ice-cream.
李家 Chicken HOF & SOJU
Shop C, G/F, Wah Fat Mansion, 405-419 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Tel: 2176 4598/2176 4599
Shop F-9, 1/F, Fashion Walk, 11-19 Great George Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2897 1118