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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Morning Dim Sum at Tack Hsin Restaurant

We've decided to go for Dim Sum點心 for our first morning breakfast in Hong Kong. Without proper and further clarification, the hotel receptionist has recommended Tack Hsin Restaurant德興酒家 that is located just beside the Wan Chai MTR station. Whether it's delicious or not, we've wanted to give it a try.

Browsing through the Dim Sum checklist and with a tick, your choices of menu will be served accordingly. Our first dish is the 皮蛋瘦肉粥 or Porridge with Century Egg and Pork. The rice is boiled to the extent that I like this tasty plain porridge. Additionally, we've ordered the 菲王鮮蝦腸 or Chee Cheong Fun with Prawn and Leek. Chee Cheong Fun is a type of flat rice noodle that is rolled into the circular shape. The mixture of prawn and leek is wrapped inside the rice noodle and being steamed before being served with the salty soya sauce and chili paste. It's weird that this dish is served without any sauce here and we've to ask for the soya sauce to add on some taste to the tasteless rice noodle. On the frying menu, we've ordered the 鮮蝦腐皮卷 and 芝士鮮蝦春卷 or Prawn in Bean curd Roll and Cheesy Prawn Spring Roll. Nothing is really special about these menu yet we do quite enjoy the dishes.

Talking about the steaming part, we've ordered the 德興鮮蝦餃, 鮮蝦菜苗餃, 灌湯小籠包 and 蜜汁叉燒包. The Tack Hsin Prawn Dumpling is fully packed with the medium-sized prawns inside the dumpling skin but I dislike the prawn meat that is smelly as it's not really fresh. The second dish of the Prawn and Leek Dumpling is quite similar with the original prawn dumpling except that it's added with the leek and the shape is long and oval. Nothing is really special about this dumpling neither. Followed by is the Shanghai Meat Dumplings that is wrapped with the minced pork. Be careful with the splashed soup while you're biting the meat dumpling! Lastly, we've tried the Char Siew Bun here. Bernd dislike the bun as the skin is too thick while I dislike the ingredient that is tasteless except being too sweet.

Additionally, we've taken then Fried Carrot Cake or 香煎蘿蔔糕. The carrot cake is too soft that it gets too sticky and as well too oily that I'll prefer the crispier type. I do as well feel surprised with the sauce whereby I need to take it with the salty sauce?!!

We feel kind of disappointed with the Dim Sum in Hong Kong. Whether we've been putting up too high expectation, the Dim Sum at Tack Hsin is not really as delicious as the Dim Sum in Penang.


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