“Simple and quick vegetarian fried rice with dark soy sauce, for the whole family during weekdays.”
Yesterday was Chu Yi (1st day of Lunar March). I am not very good at cooking vegetarian dishes, seriously. So, I was really head scratching all the time when come to vegetarian days, twice a month. As weather was hot, I did not want to cook curry dishes. Just to keep it simple but filling, I had no choice but to fry rice, again.. Cooked this vegetarian fried rice improvised from my previous recipes, I think this fried rice turned out deliciously!
Last week, two of my office buddies and I had craving to eat bee hoon for breakfast when saw the fried bee hoon dish selling at our office cafeteria, but we stopped ourselves from buying it as it looked so greasy which actually curbed our ravenous, then. So, I decided to fry my own bee hoon for the next morning.
The recipe of this fried bee hoon was posted long ago (see recipe: Stir-Fried Bee Hoon with Stewed Pork), but this time, I had to double the amount of my original recipe to cater all 8 – 10 of us, and also cooked it with slight variations.
“A traditional soy sauce and condiments shop in Hong Kong“
Many people told me that soy sauce made in Hong Kong is so much tastier than from any other places. My mum had reminded me to remember to get a large bottle for her, and I ended up with many large bottles of different sauces flied back to Singapore, because I found this place.. Kowloon Soy Co (九龍醬園).
In fact, this place was again recommended by Mr. Cai Lan in his recent food show, 蔡瀾品味. I was eager to go check out this place. So, we planned it such a way that we could have some good food for lunch around this area (上环, Sheung Wan/ 中环, Central), at the same time, visit the shop.
“My first not-so-pleasant hot pot dining experience with Peir 88 of Tau Heung branch restaraunts in Hong Kong. Read this now and pick up some tips ad tricks here on how to order your hotpot meal in Hong Kong pleasantly!”
2nd day of my HK ‘return‘ trip, we had ALL-TIME-BEST Dim Sum brunch at the City Hall Maxim’s Palace (大会堂美心皇宮) located at City Hall Low Block 2nd Floor, Hong Kong. I strived to make it a sure-thing to have Dim Sum there again whenever I return for a vacation. I simply loved the Dim Sum here, especially their steaming hot, soft and flowy custard bun with fragrant salted egg yolk, still as nice as a year ago..
“All-time packed authentic road side store which you shouldn’t miss, for their signature fragrant crisped bun and refreshing tomato noodle soup!”
Sheung Wan and Central (上环/ 中环) have so many good eating places including the very famous Lian Xiang Lou (莲香楼), for Dim Sum breakfast, but in fact, were not really impressed by it, frankly. Today, what I am going to post is a true value-for-money local breakfast place, the Hong Kong 大排挡 (road side store) named 胜香园 (Mandarin as: Sheng Xiang Yuan; Cantonese as: Sing Heong Yun).
“This is one of the good meals, if healthy and light soup dish is your No.1 choice, try Sang Kee Fresh Fish Soup Bee Hoon!”
This actually was our very first meal (before having afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel) upon arrival, right after settling our accommodation at the nice hotel located at Tin Hau area (location next to Causeway Bay). Yes, we went to Sheung Wan area first after the check-in, not just for this recommended healthy lunch, we had several things to get from this area, too. The best soy sauce from a traditional shop nearby, and boots from a road store selling at very reasonable price as compared to many other places were on my list.