Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Yung Kee, Hong Kong - Best ever roast goose!

Where's the best roast goose on this planet!?

This is the same restaurant that also serves the yummiest century egg "pei tan" ... In fact, I don't eat pei tan anywhere else, only here ...

Yes, its the legendary Yung Kee in Central, HK. Tender, tasty, skin that is perfectly crispy, and meat that is so tender it melts in your mouth ... served with a delicate and delicious plum sauce. Perfection!

Add: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2522 1624

Some history from the Yung Kee website :-)
From a young man without means, Mr. Kam Shui Fai has struggled hard in his life. In 1942, he used his savings of HK$4,000 to rent a commercial unit at 32 Wing Lok Street, and officially started the first stage of the history of "Yung Kee Restaurant". During that period, it experienced the occupation of Hong Kong by the Japanese and the Wing Lok Street Building was destroyed by Japanese air-raids. In 1944, the Restaurant was moved to, again the same street number, 32 Pottinger Street, to accommodate increase in business.

In 1964, Mr. Kam Shui Fai formally purchased 32 Wellington Street, coincidentally also number 32! Eventually four more adjacent buildings were acquired. In 1978, the five commercial units were torn down and rebuilt to become the site of the present day "Yung Kee Building". The restaurant was furnished to modern standards and the management and operations were streamlined. However, the traditional good services have been maintained to serve customers.

We also tried the tofu ... Good, but nothing quite beats the ... Goose!

Thanks to YSL for the treat :-) We also tried the tim-sum there, namely the 30 HKD char siew pao, which was hardly spectacular. The kwai-lin koh (Herbal jelly) was a nice way to wash down what was an excellent lunch!


Baby Sumo said...

century egg and roast goose.. yum!

AugustDiners said...

we're heading to hk for this xmas, cant wait to go back to get more century eggs, we;re addicted! :D