Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Picture from outside - 鏞記酒家 Yung Kee Restaurant, Hong Kong

Those who are familiar with the Hong Kong food scene will no doubt have heard of 鏞記酒家 Yung Kee Restaurant. From a dai pai dong, all the way to a full fledged restaurant, to winning many awards (including Michelin star at some point in the past), all because of their signature roast goose.

Internal family struggles and disputes have unfortunately plagued this restaurant quite a lot recently. Kinsen Kam, who was at the helm of the leadership, passed away not too long ago, and got involved with legal battles over ownership of the restaurant with his brothers.

Those who are very particular about the restaurant's food will say that the best dishes are to be had during dinner, above ground, and for those fortunate to get into the private club dining area, will no doubt get the best....but what does that leave the rest of the general public?

Sure you can go along with the recommendations of the food critics. Or just go in and order a small bowl of their won ton noodle soup.

But if you are like me, you steer clear of potential disappointment, and just take photographs from the roasties window, then move along.

Can't really go wrong photographing their signature roast goose. Now look at the two different kinds of chickens! Large, phat and glistening of beauty.

Hey there good looking!
In the words of 2 Live Crew: FACE DOWN, ASS UP!
鏞記酒家 Yung Kee Restaurant
32-40 Wellington Street, Central
Hong Kong