Thursday, November 5, 2009

The London Restaurant @ Good Hope Building, Nathan Road, Hong Kong

I am obviously quite desperate to find content to blog despite in the words of Austin Powers, "lost my mojo" in taking pictures and eating at new places.

In fact it has been so long that my camera died on me at the shot of the last main. Lesson learnt; when Canon 400D says theres 2 bars out of 3 bars, dont believe what you see, chances are it just dies without seeing it drop to 1 bar.

So since it will take awhile to get the mojo back, i have been efficiently filtering pictures from Penang, Krabi and even Hong Kong (back in May) and i have once again rise from the dead with some unpublished photos.

Back in May, when the metabolism rate was still well and the gym sessions frequent, meals in Hong Kong was a constant chore but a chore that you wouldnt mind doing every day as opposed to mopping the floor or going to work.

So on one of the random meals after breakfast and before lunch, we decided we had stomach for dim sum, so dim sum it would be. Not just any dim sum place but one that the man on the street would visit on a weekend. Old school mix with weathered interior is probably the words that comes to mind.

I rather not comment about flavours as i have not the slightest clue as to how this would taste like after eating this 6 months ago.

Just enjoy the pictures.

Good old char siew pao.

Spring Rolls

The Gung Tong Gao, basically the most expensive dumpling on the menu

Har Gao and Siu Mai

Yong Tau Foo?

Salad Prawns, Radish Cake and Fried Chee Cheong Fun

Egg Tart

Good old steam chee cheong fun

In addition to how the place looked, the food tasted the same too. Good old hong kong dim sum, theres not much finesse in the food, just good solid morsels vs. the dainty ones we are used to. Abit like our Foo San in Ipoh (10 years ago, i can't vouch for it now because i haven't been there in yonks), where you get a hearty breakfast.

Read the chopstick for more information.

Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. Nothing too fancy but just a meal for a normal day.

18 comments:

Sean said...

yeah my sony drives me nuts too. i've learned my lesson ... when it hits 3 out of 4 bars, i have to recharge it once i get home.

CUMI & CIKI said...

love the shot of the Gung Tong Gao .. looks like brains in a basket:P

Bangsar-bAbE said...

20 mins to cough this up?? Gah...I wished I could be like you! T___T

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: just about there..in between some consulting work haha..

c&c: brains in a basket? no thanks u exotic girl..

sean: yes im now charging my batts..

Mochachocolata Rita said...

digging deep into your hard disk or CF cards eh? LOL

my 400D died on me a few times too! i should never EVER step out without a spare fully charged batt. damn!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mocha: very deep deep in.. yeah looks like a common problem..it just dies without warning..n i have a batt grip with 2 batts!

~Christine~Leng said...

i've never tried gun tong gao when i was in HK years years ago. Still young. Don't know how to enjoy food back then... sigh...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

christine: well the gung tong gao is just as good in kl..the nicer places of course.

thenomadGourmand said...

Miss HK! I just feel that their dim sum somehow taste different frm here.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tng: haha its the feel you get..but to be honest, the best there n the best here..almost the same..

sc said...

hahaha 6 mths later? but its nice to just oogle at the dimsums pics..can still remember those yummy HK dimsums so very clearly :)

Wilson & Rachel said...

HK dimsum! Bestnya!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

w&r: bestnya indeed..shiok too..

sc: pretty much haha.. =)

fatboybakes said...

yummy, you're right, food porn. nothing quite as satisfying. and yeah, you're right too abt blardy canon batteries. happened to me at dubrovnik. sudden death.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: abit like a heart attack..u r alive..n ur well..gone..

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

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mh said...

My trusty LUMIX's battery last for weeks....

But i think, we are talking about different kind of camera, rite? You are referring to your DSLR?