Lucky Full City Seafood 香港潮福城大酒楼 – Xiamen, Guangdong, China


I realized I left out some good eating places in Xiamen when I was there last year. This one is particularly pretty tasty and good thing about this place is the scenery while you’re having your yum cha (chinese version of hi-tea). I’ll let the pics tell my story. 🙂

View from outside
View from outside
Lift Lobby
Lift Lobby
Signage
Signage
My view while having my dim sum... the discoloration is caused the sun protection film on the window.
My view while having my dim sum… the discoloration is caused the sun protection film on the window.
Crowded from dinner onwards.
Crowded from dinner onwards.
Watercress Soup - Nice but a little salty... what's with Xiamen and their salt?
Watercress Soup – Nice but a little salty… what’s with Xiamen and their salt?
Choy sum fried with garlic
Choy sum fried with garlic
Mixed Braised Meats - It's actually a mix of meats and spare parts. Quite nice 'cos it's a HK teochew restaurant, hence it's a must order.
Mixed Braised Meats – It’s actually a mix of braised goose (traditional teochew dish) and spare parts. Quite nice ‘cos it’s a HK teochew restaurant, hence it’s a must order.
Smoked Chicken - This one is nice but very salty. Can give it a miss if salt is not your friend.
Smoked Chicken – This one is nice but very salty. Can give it a miss if salt is not your friend.
Siew Mai - Nice and juicy with a shrimp on the top as per standard cantonese siew mais. The best thing is, they don't use minced pork, but juicy chunky ones. See next pic.
Siew Mai – Nice and juicy with a shrimp on the top as per standard cantonese siew mais. The best thing is, they don’t use minced pork, but juicy chunky ones. See next pic.
Yums!
Yums!
Cheong Fun - Nice and silky flour skin.
Cheong Fun – Nice and silky flour skin.
五香 Ngoh Hiang - Suppose to be the delicacy in Xiamen, I find it soso only and it's full of lard.
五香 Ngoh Hiang – Suppose to be the delicacy in Xiamen, I find it soso only and it’s full of lard.
I asked for all the chilli sauces they have to try the local sauces. One word, SALTY.
I asked for all the chilli sauces they have to try the local sauces. One word, SALTY.

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: 4.5/5. Taste really good and one of the few restaurants in Xiamen that promotes no preservatives and MSG in their foods. However some dishes are a little salty, typical of Guangdong dishes. Nevertheless the food is good and great ambience to wind up your day.

Portion: 4/5.

Service: 4/5.

Ambience: 5/5.

Price: For 2-3 pax, total bill came up to around RMB 180. Not expensive.

RTE: Yes definitely!

Location: 思明区鹭江道33号3楼   Tel: 2112388 Opening Hours: 8am to 2.30am.

Tip: After 2200hrs all dim sum half price! Be prepared to queue though.

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银灯食府 @ Guangzhou, China


This is a regular place I would go for my dim sum and my fix of siew yoke when in Guangzhou. Very popular with the locals and you can see from the crowd… they are crowded almost every hour from the time they are open in the morning for yum cha, lunch, then afternoon yum cha again, dinner, then evening yum cha again. Reason is the variety is there, food is good and nice, price is reasonable. Try it when you are in Guangzhou the next time, just be prepared to wait like an hour.

See all the chairs outside for waiting customers... I was there for late lunch so not so bag cos China people eat super early. 🙂
Ambience... as hard as GZ is trying to snuff out smoking in aircon places, this place is still filled with smokes.
Ambience on another side, be ready to share tables
Menu...
Pork Porridge... nice and light.
Translucent fatty layers which burst in your mouth and the skin is crispy! Awesome!
Refreshing and nice you tiao with prawns and mango salad
Spinach with handmade fresh fish nuggets
Steam pork ribs
Siew Mai with shrimps inside
Looks like polo buns right? Not!
It's Char Siew baked buns with polo on top... served piping hot and very tasty!
Our bill... only RMB$150 for 2 pax

Rating: 4.5/5. If not for the smokes, it would be a 5.

Taste: Delicious and tasty.

Portion: Slightly above average.

Price: Total for RMB$152.50… with chinese tea, towels and etc.

RTE: Everytiume

Location: 广州市起义路2号广州宾馆3楼。Tel: 020-8334 1456

聚宝乳鸽王 – 北京路,广州


When you come to Beijing Lu of Guangzhou, a shopping haven for most people except me (cannot find my size here lah), you have to try this famous roasted pigeon place more popularly known among the locals. I remembered the first time trying roasted pigeon at another place in Guangzhou, I was like why must I eat a pigeon?!?!?! I have chicken, duck and goose already, why pigeon?!?! After trying, then I know why. I thought, so small, where got meat? No lor, the meat is quite substantial when you have one whole pigeon yourself. And the best thing is, if done properly, it’s very tender and juicy.

It wasn’t difficult locating this restaurant which is on the 4th level of one really old and dirty building. Just have to ask around the locals or the security guards who are around the whole of Beijing Lu. the lift is on the 2nd floor and when you take the lift to the restaurant, the door opens to the restaurant immediately. As expected, it was crowded, so I had to share a table with a mother and daughter. I looked around for food samples and then ordered what I presumed to be good for my taste buds.

The signage inside the restaurant
See how crowded the place is... This is only on one side..
First up, order the tea of your choice. I just love making my own tea in a little tea pot and small cups. So traditional.
The main dish appeared first. A roasted pigeon cut into 2 halves. These are farmed pigeons btw. Not roadside ones. ;P
Succulently juicy and tender... love it much much... ;P
Xiao Long Bao... One of the other attraction there. Skin was thin and loads of fillings.
The way to eat Xiao Long Bao is, bite of the side and let the soup flow out onto the spoon, slurp up the soup, dip the bao into the black vinegar, add some of the ginger strips on top and whack the whole thing into your mouth!
Next up, steamed Carrot Cake.
See the amount of white radish strips inside. Quite a big serving which I had a hard time finishing it...
Lastly, Chan Chun Fun with pork ribs. Chan Chun Fun is like our Cheong Fun or hor fun... a bit mix in between lah. But it does not have taste on its own. It absorbs the sauce which it's cooked in. So usually in restaurants, they cook with XO sauce and in this case, steamed with pork ribs.
yummy!

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Very suitable for Asians. Cantonese cooking is usually quite heavy in taste. Hence this is pretty well done.

Portion: Above average.

Price: All that including the tea came up to RMB$66 only. Which is about SGD$13.20.

RTE: Yes, this coming November I’m bringing a group there. ;P

Location: Very near Lido Hotel. At the beginning of Beijing Lu on the right side. They ran out of cards when I asked for it.