Everything and everyone, in Hong Kong, is in and about business. Food is apparently not excluded. Tsui Wah Restaurant, a renowned locally styled tea cafe, is traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Odd, eh?
For dinner, Sharon’s mom took me to try the famous Tsui Wah Restaurant in Central (or Hong Kong’s downtown). I regret that I had not tried Tsui Wah earlier. Everyone in Hong Kong knows that Tsui Wah is one of Hong Kong’s local gems, and I’m pretty sure every Hong Konger likes Tsui Wah.
If you want the best Hong Kong-styled milk tea in the world, you must drink one at Tsui Wah. It’s authentic stuff. As you may already know, real Hong Kong-styled milk is silky smooth. The balance between the tea and milk is just perfect. Apparently when Sharon had it during her summer in Hong Kong, she closed her eyes when she had her first sip after a year of no Tsui Wah milk tea.
The second thing everyone should get at Tsui Wah is their hot Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk. You can treat it as a dessert but I had it as an appetizer. It’s an ordinary dish but it’s hard to make and perfect it at home.
Sharon highly recommended the Fried Noodles with Shrimp and XO sauce. I personally thought it was just “meh”, but Sharon is absolutely obsessed with this dish. For a Hong Kong cafe, the shrimps were huge and deliciously topped with shrimp eggs. Adding a bit of XO sauce into the fried noodles or “lo mein”, this is one of the backbones of Tsui Wah’s.
This Beef with Curry was good! We were supposed to “share” this dish, but I had most of it. As I mentioned in a previous post, this curry is actually hot! I think that Canadian restaurants may be too paternalistic of their customers. In Hong Kong, I have had curry that actually makes me sweat. The restaurant gave generous portions of beef. It was a deal!