Hung Wan Restaurant is a Cha Can Ting I frequent when I was staying in Shenzhen, China. The best thing about this place is, it is just below the regular spa I frequent too. So can order their food up and eat while I was watching TV program or having a foot massage! Awesome lifestyle back then and missing it definitely.
Hung Wan I believe are owned by Hong Kongers and they have gone through renovation recently and the interior designing was done by Millwork Interiors based in HK too. Very excellent work done, with a vibrant and energetic design giving the restaurant a younger and fresher look. Check out the pics below:
Taste: Not bad. Tasted better but nice enough to curb my cravings. A bit on the oily side though.
Service: Slow… Cos 24hrs… lesser staff?
Ambience: Smoking now disallowed inside aircon areas but still you get some assholes smoking inside.
Shenjing is famous for it’s roast goose in Hong Kong but you don’t have to travel there just to look for good roast goose. Many have learnt the trick of roasting good goose and they are all over HK and Guangdong province of China. One of which, was pretty near my Shenzhen office at Huaqiangbei area, the electronic city of Shenzhen.
The eatery is very very small and usually super crowded during lunch hours. The weird thing is, their meals are not cheap there as compared to some RMB$15 ones along the same road. But people would queue up and pack or dine in. So I gave it a try, and was lucky to find a table.
Taste: Roast goose not bad. The skin is the key factor. Very yummy. Flesh is tender. Char siew is typical lah, lean and a bit chewy cos of the tendons.
Price: As above on the pics.
Service: Fast and poor.
Ambience: Small, crampy and loud.
RTE: Tapao maybe. Will ask the runners to tapao next time.
Location: 93 Huafa N Rd, HuaQiang Bei, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518000. Hours: 9.30am to 9pm daily. Tel: +86 755 8376 3344 (Check stock or orders)
Sorry haven’t been writing as I’m away in Shenzhen now for a short holiday cum errands trip till this Sunday. After landing in Singapore ok that morning, I’ll be checking out House of Peranakan at Frankel Avenue that very day. So more reviews coming your way soon!
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In the meantime, take care y’all and have a great weekend!
Discovered a nice dessert place also in the Shui Wei town of the Futian District in Shenzhen. I’ve walked past this place before twice and only went in to check it out on the third time. It is said to be originated from HK but I haven’t seen this in HK though… The cafe is nicely decorated like a usual HK Cafe (Cha Can Ting) and was greeted when we stepped into the place. Check out the video that I’ve done below:
Overall Rating: 4.5/5. Could be a full 5 if the latte was prepared better. The poor pulling of the espresso shot was apparent in the taste. Waffles was awesome, good portioning and the set was totally value for money.
Been here many times as it’s prolly the best BBQ place in Shenzhen and some say China. My friends who have been here with me would agree and I believe they are still reminiscing about it. 🙂 Although this place is walking distance from where I stay, some control still need to be exercised. The good thing about this place as compared to their roadside competitors, is that they have a nice woody theme ambience and that the food is somewhat ‘cleaner’ and has more variety. Check out the pics below and drool.
Taste: 5/5. One of the best I’ve taste in the whole of China.
Service: 4/5. Could be better.
Ambience: 4/5. Dunno if they have implemented non-smoking already since Shenzhen government has recently launched non-smoking in public areas.
Price: A dinner like this cost around RMB$200 (SGD$42) for around 3-4 pax.
RTE: Yeah definintely but need at least 2-3 pax or else cannot order much!
Location: 深圳市福田区八卦一路七天酒店东侧1楼. This is just one of their 33 outlets!!! All in Shenzhen alone!
Alright folks, firstly I would like to thank y’all for your great support that this blogsite has hit more than 70k unique hits already. Awesome job guys! Secondly, I would like to apologize for not updating this site, reason is I’ve been bogged down by my move from Suzhou to Shenzhen. And immediately after my arrival, I got into work mode already and been busy till even today. I’m squeezing some time over weekends to update now and I have so much backlogs not just in Shenzhen but also my trip to Xiamen! I’m telling you, the food there… I really need to go again. This time I may organize a group of foodies to check out the place together. 🙂
Anyways, I would like to start with a place which I’ve checked out not too long ago. This is a famous coffee chain which is franchised from Korea, with more than 200 stores worldwide! Of course I didn’t know about this place ‘cos I’ve never been to Korea. But I found out the first store was opened in July 2012 in Shenzhen. So far they have 4 outlets in whole of Shenzhen! Check out my reviews below:
Rating: 4/5. Extra points for ambience and service. Not so much for coffee and food though.
Taste: For those who like sweet stuff, you may like it here but nothing very special ‘cos all the sauces used are all readily available from supermarket.
Service: I must say service is pretty good. Don’t like the self-collection part though (even for food).
Ambience: Very good. But during summer the aircon may not be cool enough ‘cos of the high ceiling.
Price: The 2 entrees above with 2 grande lattes costed around RMB$130+. Pretty alright.
RTE: I wouldn’t return to eat but it’s a nice place to hang out and of course, eye candy! 😉
Location:罗湖区宝安南路1881号万象城. It’s hidden around a corner so you may wanna ask the security guard from the mall (That’s how I found it too!) They would bring you to the road and show you which way to walk! Talk about good service yo!
There’s so much good food in Macau that I had to write almost every meal I ate… Sigh… But it’s good to share with friends who are clueless about where to eat lah. Was my last night in Macau, so took the chance to walk around the hotel area and at the same, look for real Portuguese food to fulfill one of my agendas in my food list. I remembered my friend brought me to one which is really small but very home-feel. Food was good but it wasn’t that affordable.
So I ventured around on my own, came across a few Portuguese restaurants, but didn’t enter. Almost succumbed to 鼎泰丰 when I was approaching Rio Hotel, but I decided to ask the girls at the money exchange opposite Rio Hotel instead. They told me there’s one pretty good one just behind where they are. So I walked to the back, which was under a lot of renovation, and very surprise to find that amidst all that major renovation, the restaurants are still operational. Found the restaurant, went in and was warmly welcomed by the lady manageress.
Taste: Portuguese food in Macau has a little Asian flare in them. The ox tail is a little salty though… but is ok when go with rice or bread. Will check out the other items next time I’m there.
Portion: Above average.
Price: HKD$209 for all.
Location: See last pic. Get to opposite Rio Hotel and you will see it.