Man Sing is a tiny shop with a truckload of character. Patrons spill out onto the streets come mealtime, sitting on plastic stools by rickety wooden tables. Queues are a given, but that doesn’t seem to deter anyone who wants to eat here.
Man Sing is a tiny shop with a truckload of character. Patrons spill out onto the streets come mealtime, sitting on plastic stools by rickety wooden tables. Queues are a given, but that doesn’t seem to deter anyone who wants to eat here. The food is homestyle Chinese, just like grandma makes.
This is the latest neighborhood pizza joint in Tai Hang, with bright colors and a modest selection of Italian-style pastas and pizzas available for dine-in or takeout. Homemade tagliatelle with kurobuta pork ragout and Siciliana pizza with artichokes, anchovies, black olives, garlic and ham are a few samples of menu items.
If you call yourself the king of a dish, make sure you’re actually good at making it. This new restaurant in Tai Hang has decided to Christen itself Bak Kut King, which implies they make the best bak kut teh in town. Not sure what bak kut teh is? Well, it’s a dark Chinese soup from Malaysia that’s basically pork ribs simmered for many hours in a broth of herbs. Unfortunately the King in question here makes one lousy broth. First of all, when the bak kut teh arrived at our table it was only lukewarm.
We love Vietnamese food. It’s fast, simple and you know what to expect. Any Vietnamese place worth its salt has to be able to make curry, chicken wings, a soup base and steamed rice rolls. Just as fish ball noodles don’t go with chandeliers, Vietnamese dishes seldom work with fancy décor. Locomotive has grasped the principle, with a modern yet practical design. We ordered the four signature Vietnamese dishes: The curry beef brisket, with soft onions in curry sauce, was delicious, and tender enough that toothpicks were unnecessary at the end of the meal.
Anyone who has lived Hong Kong long enough knows you don’t need to go to expensive restaurants to have a five-star meal. The fact is, the best meal often sits right there in your neighborhood restaurant. You know, the one with no fancy decor and no outrageous price tags. Cherry Garden is definitely one of those places. The restaurant is so tiny that you might need to wait a little before you get a table. The menu is simple – they serve European dishes and innovative desserts.