Address: Shop 4, G/F, Ngan Fai Building, 84-94 Wharf Road, North Point, Hong Kong (北角 和 富道84-94號銀輝大廈地下4號舖 )
Hong Kong is a food haven, and one of the things you absolutely need to do when you visit Hong Kong is to eat. I was there a few weeks ago and I can hardly remember all the places Gan and I have tried because we were practically eating something at every hour. But some of the more memorable places I have tried during this trip were Hung's Delicacies, Ming Court at Landmark Hotel, Bo Innovation, For Kee pork chop rice and Lung King Heen at Four Seasons Hotel. There were some places such as Tim Ho Wan, a one Michelin star dim sum place in Mongkok and Tim's Kitchen, a two Michelin star restaurant in Wan Chai that I didn't manage to try because they were closed when I was there during Chinese New Year.
I like Hung's Delicacies. There are quite a number of Teochew/ChiuChow restaurants in Hong Kong but I heard Hung's is one of the best. The shop is tiny, with 4 to 5 tables only, and it was recently awarded One Michelin star, which explains the long wait. When we got there, there were already people waiting in line for more than an hour and they were still waiting. Gan suggested we join the take out line since it's quicker, and he was absolutely right; we got our food after waiting for just about an hour.
If you are not familiar with Teochew/Chiuchow cuisine, it's a regional Chinese cuisine originated from Chaoshan in Guangdong province. Teochew/Chiuchow cuisine is more delicate than other regional Chinese cuisine (such as Cantonese) and most dishes are cooked using poach, steam or braise techniques. Hung's Delicacies offers mostly braised items; they have braised goose, braised chicken, braised pork, braised pork knuckles, braised goose tongue, braised beancurd etc. We ordered half a braised goose, a jelly fish appetizer, a cucumber appetizer and a Chua Lam (蔡瀾) noodles. The braised goose was done nicely, one of the better ones I have tried. The other dishes like jelly fish appetizer and Chua Lam (蔡瀾) noodles were pretty good as well.
I have read some bad reviews about the restaurant's service on openrice.com but the lady who helped us with our takeout order was really nice and helpful. I would definitely go back there for authentic Teochew/Chiuchow food if I'm in the area.
Gotta tried this Cai Lan (蔡瀾) noodles, it was supposedly created specially for Chua Lam (蔡瀾), the famous Hong Kong food critic (an Asian equivalent of Anthony Bourdain). Ingredients: oil, soy sauce, ginger, scallions, Chicken ham shang tan ( special soup stock made from Chinese ham)
Braised goose with eggs. Gan: We got the last braised goose of the night in the line. If we had waited for the table (probably another hour in addition to the 1 hour for take out line), we would have not tried it. Btw, there's a big population of Chiu Chow people in HK. The most famous is Li Ka Shing, who's the richest person in Asia.