Monday, July 18, 2016

Sang Kee Seafood Restaurant 生記海鮮飯店 (Hong Kong, CHINA) ★★★☆☆

Something funny happened when I was in Seoul last week. One morning when I went out to get breakfast for my family, I ran into this friend from Vancouver whom I haven't seen in more than 10 years. Looks like everyone can't resist the idea of visiting Seoul these days! So afterwards, I wrote a little note on the social network saying something like it's easier to run into somebody you know on the streets of Seoul than back in Hong Kong these days. And we all had a little fun with this joke afterwards.

Well, as it turned out, my friend from Vancouver was stopping by Hong Kong for a week after his stay in Seoul so we wasted no time gathering a few old friends for a quick reunion dinner at Sang Kee Seafood Restaurant in Wanchai.

Located just across the street from Southorn Playground, Sang Kee is a traditional Cantonese restaurant that has been serving hearty local dishes for a long time. It's been listed as a Michelin recommended restaurant both in 2014 and 2015. 

Some of us arrived early and decided to grab some beer and a small plate of fried cashews to wash it down together.

Our good friend finally arrived at this point and it was nice to know that he's done well back home in Vancouver. Obviously, none of us has lost our sense of humor and it was a fun night catching up over some home style Cantonese dishes.

Sweet and sour pork (菠蘿生炒骨) - All of the dishes we ordered were no brainers as most of them are house specialties here. We started with their signature sweet and sour pork that was so good to go with my rice. The meat was lean and very tasty.

Scrambled eggs with bitter melon (苦瓜炒蛋) - The lone non signature dish selection tonight. The scramble eggs were alright but I like my bitter melon to be a little more bitter!

Home style Crispy lotus root patties (家鄉手磨煎蓮藕餅) - Wow I love this dish to death. I can easily tell all the ingredients in there, which included shredded lotus root, water chestnut, mushroom, green onion and of course pork. The patty was real succulent with lots of bite. Seriously good stuff! 

Signature salt baked chicken (招牌古法鹽焗雞) - Saving the best for last, the signature chicken certainly didn't disappoint. It's very tender and not "salty" though I still like the lotus root patties a little more.

After dinner, they offered us a little petite four which was essentially pieces of white sugar cake (白糖糕). 

We had a good time catching up and didn't realize that it's already their closing time. Afterwards, I told our friend there that he should come back more often so we don't have to do this every 10 years.

Food Rating: 5/10
Price: $$$
Address: 2-3/F, 107-115, Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Closest Metro Station: Wanchai
Tel: +852 2575-2239

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