Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hong Kong's Cafe

We actually go to Hong Kong's Cafe almost weekly these days.  Either because we're nearby to run some errands or just meet friends.  We always ended up there.  So naturally, I didn't take pictures of the same thing I get all the time.  So, I just want to highlight couple of things we got this last couple visits.
 This is stir fried rice noodle with beef.  In Chinese, they called it dry stir fry beef 'ho fun'.  The dry is because there's no sauce that goes with the dish; think spaghetti with alfredo.  Instead, they use soy sauce to get that browning color and taste.  If you want to try it yourself, this is a very good recipe I've seen online.  
They have this new thing where they started to serve Ramen in the evening.  Starting at 6pm daily, they are serving ramen for $6.99 and it comes with a drink.  So, the noodle is normal egg noodle, the seaweed is plentiful, the egg was not a 60 degree soft boiled egg.  There were way too much corn.  But the pork was good.  The soup, as you can see is more Shoyu style than Tonkotsu style, not at all fatty or soupy.  It works for a diner style ramen, much like Suehiro.  I think just for ease, that's the easiest to make.  So, no slurping the soup here.
This is the Hai Nan Chicken Rice.  Frankly, when I visited Han Nan Island, they don't have this dish there... sorta like the fortune cookies - they were an American invention, not the Chinese.  I hope I didn't burst your bubble.  Just in case, you're wondering - Santa, Easter Bunny, and Tooth Fairy are real...

Anyway, this time the chicken was oilier than I liked.  You're supposed to dip the oily chicken into the vinegar dish and the rice is cooked with chicken broth and serve with salt roasted peanuts.  The vinegar tasted good, the chicken, as I said was a tad bit on the oily side.  The rice is good and it is supposed to go with the peanut.  If you have an allergy tell the server ahead of time.  They're pretty good about accommodating.  As usual, they only accepts cash.

Hong Kong's Cafe
9108 Bellaire Blvd
Ste A
Houston, TX 77036

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