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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SIN: Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant

Craving for baked rice and hotplate items? Drop by HK Kim Gary!

A popular HK café in VivoCity, its history dates back to 1992 at Sham Shui Po district in its country of origin. Its continuous effort and reform has led to the expansion of its business to Malaysia and Singapore, serving typical Cantonese snacks to dishes which has evolved under the British influence in the past.


Flaming Combo Hot Plate Set Meal S$19.50

I ordered a complete set which could probably feed two small eaters. On top of the main course which was served on a hotplate, there was a bowl of soup, garlic bread and a drink of choice.


Cream Soup (Set Menu)
Taste: 8/10

I opted for the cream soup instead of the tomato-based borsch (Ukrainian soup which is usually made of beetroots). The heart-warming soup was adequately creamy with lots of vegetable bits inside. The accompanying garlic bread was crunchy and aromatic.


Flaming Combo Hot Plate (Set Menu)
Taste: 8/10

A trio of meat - chicken wing, pork chop and spare ribs - was presented, along with colourful accompaniments of potato wedges, cabbages, tomato, broccoli and corn. While the chicken wing and the spare ribs could be juicier, the pork chop was succulent with its punching flavour. Ladled with robust garlic sauce, it was a pretty satisfying meal.


"Ying Yong" in HK Style (Set Menu)
Taste: 8/10

From the list of hot drinks, I ordered the popular beverage of coffee and tea with milk. While the flavour could be more intense, it was creamy and fragrant enough. Perhaps they could add more coffee into the concoction.


Unagi and Abalone Combo Seafood Baked Rice S$14.50
Taste: 8.5/10

The restaurant is well-known for its variety of baked rice dishes. Choosing the one with lots of seafood proved to be rewarding. While the eel could be bigger, it was tender and flavourful. The other ingredients were bound well by the creamy white sauce suffused with the sweetness of corn. Pika's advice: Not so interested in the white sauce? You can try their red sauce or double cheesy sauce!


Coconut Mango Mosaic Sago S$5.50
Taste: 5.5/10

The first item that arrived at the table was my BFF's beverage which was uninspiring. While the aroma of mango was there, it was pretty diluted. The real mango bits and sago pearls didn't do much to salvage the drink.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10

I suppose I can dissect more of their baked rice dishes next time. 

Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant

1 HarbourFront Walk
#02-128 VivoCity
Singapore
(Daily: 11.00am - 10.00pm)


*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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