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Peking Garden

Sorry for the week off... I just got a new PC and actually built it myself. It's pretty awesome. I got a Shuttle small form factor case, which is really cool. Anyway, here is Peking Garden in the Star House complex in Tsim Sha Tsui. This was a multiple birthday big family meal type of thing. I'm almost done with Hong Kong now.

noodle guy hand-pulling our noodles in front of us noodle guy hand-pulling our noodles in front of us That's cool isn't it? The guy came out right after we ordered to pull the noodles we would be eating later, right in front of our table.

veggie rolls veggie rolls

steamed (?) chicken with soy sauce steamed (?) chicken with soy sauce

cold sliced pork with chili sauce cold sliced pork with chili sauce

deep-fried shrimp with sweet chili sauce deep-fried shrimp with sweet chili sauce

scallion pancakes scallion pancakes Good stuff all around. The veggie stuff was surprisingly tasty. Chicken was nice and tender. Dave would love the shrimp dish; it's almost like General Gao's shrimp!!! Haha. The scallion pancakes were superb. Cakey, fluffy, crisp, and delicious.

peking duck peking duck

sea cucumber with vegetables sea cucumber with vegetables

egg white with chicken egg white with chicken

minced pork filling with pastry buns minced pork filling with pastry buns

chinese veggie chinese veggie Mains were good. The Peking duck was the more meaty variety, which I also like. Sea cucumber is something I don't like very much, but hey it's supposed to be good for you. The sauce is always great though. Egg white with chicken was yummy, as is anything with egg whites (usually crab I guess). Goes wonderfully with rice. The minced pork + who knows what was also great; then again I'll like almost anything wrapped in those pastry buns.

steamed veggie dumplings steamed veggie dumplings

pork dumplings pork dumplings

fried hand-pulled noodles fried hand-pulled noodles

mango cake from Cova mango cake from Cova The starchy stuff was definitely a strong suit here. The steamed veggie dumplings are some of the best veggie dumplings I've ever had, and as you might imagine I'm not a big fan of veggie dumplings. The skin was a perfect texture, and the filling was pleasant. Pork dumplings were also great but not as outstanding. Noodles were delicious - you can tell it's freshly pulled when the width of each noodle is different than the last. There was a ton though, and we were all really full, so we didn't even come close to finishing. The birthday cake was from the Cova bakery in Harbour City, and it was just right... Not too sweet, which is so often the case here in the US.

Reader Comments (3)

Hi Arthur,

First post here, I grew up in Hong Kong, so my family and I would dine at Peking Garden every week or two weeks (the one in Admiralty, Pacific Place)

To those who are not acquainted with this restaurant, visit Peking Garden and you will know what I mean.

I still crave to their dishes to this day, while I am living semi-permanently in Toronto.

Recommendations :

- Drunken Chicken (Just like the normal Bak-tshee Chicken, but marinated with sweet rice wine.)

- Chicken and Vegetable Hand-Pulled Noodles (Wonderful chicken broth accompanying, and simply delicious)

- All the Peking appetizers !

Monday, August 8, 2005 at 6:55AM | Unregistered CommenterJames Jaw
Ahh, reading about this meal again brings back memories. I hope to visit Peking Garden again the next time I'm in HK.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 7:52AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che
Indeed, I hope the same for me ;)
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 3:37AM | Unregistered CommenterJames Jaw

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