Having tried possibly the World’s Cheapest Michelin Starred Restaurant (Tim Ho Wan), we now try another One Michelin Star Restaurant – Yung Kee (镛记酒家), most famous for its Roast Goose.
Yung Kee’s Roast Goose is nicknamed “Flying Roast Goose” because after tasting the roast goose, many visitors buy and carry it home with them by air to share among relatives and friends. Hmm…reminds me of my own experience of packing the Duck Rice from Gold Mine Restaurant from London back to SGP~ haha…(earlier post here). So I can’t wait to taste the “Flying Roast Goose” to compare the two.
The place is very popular amongst both locals & visitors. Hence its not surprising that they have catered to international market by having internet reservations available. Reservations have to be made 7 days in advance.
I particularly like this photo of the restuarant shop front, with a HK taxi parked in front to drop off passengers…and a crowd forming outside the restaurant. As the saying goes “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Having settled down in our table, the server brought us a plate of Century egg, also known as preserved egg, and asked whether we wanted it to be served. Its an appetizer at the restuarant and having read from somewhere that the restaurant made them in-house rather than buying ready-made ones, we readily gave it a try. The egg yolk was more jelly-liked compared to those ready-made ones and matched with the pickled ginger – it was wonderful! You can feel the flavourful egg yolk melting in your mouth.
Other than the star dish – “Flying Roast Goose“, we also ordered another of their award winning dish “Deep Fried Prawn with Mini Crab Roe“, and a couple of other usual dishes like Braised Beancurd and Egg “Fu Yong”.
The roast goose was indeed Shiok! Tender & Juicy! The only thing missing is Chilli…But then the plum sauce was a good replacement.
Another MUST TRY restaurant in HK! But be prepared to pay a slight premium for it (half a roast goose cost abt S$40) & rem to make advance reservation.
[Updates: 22nd Nov 11]
Yung Kee was ranked #17 in Miele Guide 2011/2012 as Asia’s Top 20 restaurant!