[hông' kông'] n.
1. a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, formerly
a British Crown Colony 2. also known as a foodie's heaven|
[nösh] Slang ~ n.
1. food or a meal ~ vb
2. to eat.
2/f Pearl Oriental House, 60 Stanley St, Central
and Dinner; lunch: HK$150-ish; dinner $200-ish; cash only.
This place has a set menu as well as an ala carte menu to choose from.
Elegantly appointed with attentive service, this is a pleasant place for a meal though the setting is more restaurant than someones home. The food has its moments - the appetizers consisting of a plate of delicately flavoured cold noodles and another plate of sweet braised pork loin were a promising start. The pork loin was tender with the fat melting oozingly away on the tongue. From here on, it was rather more hit and miss. The red-orange gravy the prawns were doused with tasted suspiciously like sweet and sour sauce but the soup was hearty and homely.
With the number of excellent Shanghainese eateries about in HK, Tungs has a hard time making itself memorable for me. The breads I had heard were excellent but it felt to me rather ordinary, lacking oomph. I hear that standards of its breads and buns have slipped since it made its move to Central from North Point but that the Eight Treasure Duck is still good. Still worth a try I think.