On the fourth day, we finally went to Yuen Long, a remote district in HK that probably isn't that well-known yet by many tourists. Before we embarked on the quest of finding wife cakes, we had had lunch at Tai Wing Wah Restaurant, which is listed under the Bib Gourmand category of the Michelin Guide. If you're looking for simple, unpretentious Chinese cuisine, I bet you won't regret dining there. Take note that they've got no English menu, so I'm going to provide a very simple English translation to each dish we tried.
Five Spices Chicken (圍頭五味雞) HK$80.00 (~S$12.85)
The highlight of the lunch was the famous five spices chicken. Featuring a whole chicken bathing on oily, yet heavenly soy sauce full of aroma, it was a dish to die for. Honest-to-goodness, the chicken meat was tender, absorbing the flavour from the gravy well.
Meat and Vegetables Omelette (金銀蛋肉碎浸時蔬) HK$80.00 (~S$12.85)
As I cut open the seemingly dry omelette from the outside, it surprisingly revealed its moist and velvety inside, together with its contents of piping hot mushrooms, beansprouts and minced meat. It was indeed a pregnant omelette as it carried lots of ingredients inside.
Fujian Fried Rice (福建炒饭) HK$76.00 (~S$12.20)
An enormous dish enough to feed three or four people, the Fujian style fried rice was pretty mind-blowing. The rice was first fried with eggs, then poured with rich gravy and ingredients such as peas, carrots, mushrooms, shrimps, as well as fish meat. Honestly, I didn't expect it to be that huge.
Due to the popularity of the restaurant, expect to share a table with other customers, especially if you come in a small group. Pika's advice: Only for the brave-hearted, do come down to the restaurant for dinner. It serves an epic dish of steamed rice with lard and soy sauce. It may sound simple, but many people have raved about its awesomeness. Reservation is highly recommended.
Tai Wing Wah Restaurant
2-6 On Ning Road
(Daily: 6.45am - 11.30pm)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge.
Have a nice meal,