Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Satay – Hong Kong

After recently arriving back from a brief trip to Hong Kong and Japan I am filled with many culinary stories most good, some bad and a couple of very odd experiences. But first to focus upon the good.

On our second evening in Hong Kong we decide to venture out of our air conditioned room into the humid summer evening. Taking with us the trust worthy travel book, we decide to take its advice and head in search of a place called Good Satay. This little eatery is hidden around a corner on a middle level of a shopping centre, walking in we pass women sitting in the corridor with buckets of prawns, patiently shelling them in preparation for the dinner rush.

Suffering from mild jet lag (one of us had traveled from the UK) we were fairly early for dinner so we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. We were seated in a corner and handed laminated menus which English descriptions and pictures to go with the food just to make sure you knew what you were ordering. We just had to try the Satay chicken, followed with chicken in Pandan leaves and Fried Kway Teow.

Once the food arrived our mouths began watering. The chicken satay came on sticks with perfect bite sized portions of meat that we covered with the delicious satay dipping sauce.

The chicken in pandan leaves were just as good, the meat was moist and infused with the flavour of the leaves. Unwrapping them proved to be a little dangerous and messy, just need to watch out for the exiting steam from these little parcels.

For me however the winner of the night was the Fried Kway Teow, we were given a very generous serving heaped with fresh prawns and chunks of Chinese sausage, this coupled with crunchy bean shoots left me begging for more. It was simply divine.

All in all our first culinary adventure in Asia was deemed a success, the food was great, we ended up paying under $20 AUD and although the staff were a bit too attentive with the tendency to hover over us we had a great night out.

Place: Good Satay

Where: Houston Centre, 63 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Hong Kong, China

Did we have a great time? Yes

Would you go again? If we find ourselves back in Hong Kong defiantly going to pay a visit.

Recommended? Of course!

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous! I love eating in Hong Kong, i still remember the time i had pigeon! mmmmmm