Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cafe de Hong Kong

Last Friday I gathered some vino-minded friends for a riesling-themed wine dinner. I organized it at 新天地小厨 Cafe de Hong Kong, having heard good reviews on the food, no corkage policy and excellent service which includes providing proper stemware.


We had 4 rieslings that night:
1. Frey – Sohler Riesling 2006, from Alsace (France)
2. Rheinhessen, Weingut Georg Julius, Gundheim Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2008 (Germany)
3. Weingut Johannes Hirsch, Riesling Gaisberg 2007 (Austria)
4. Grosset Polish Hill Riesling, from Clare Valley (Australia).

Of the 4, the Gaisberg riesling from Austria was a winner - attractive apricot peach nose with a touch of ginger, juicy minerality and nice finish. No wonder it beat the French and German rieslings at the international tasting. I plan to stock up on this one once my wine fridge arrives!


In usual fashion we over-ordered:

1. fortune seafood roll - deep fried but light on the palate and not oily, liked this very much
2. steamed fish head in black bean sauce - tender but nothing impressive
3. coffee spare ribs - loved the coffee flavour infused in this
4. roast chicken (need to pre-order) - this was excellent, very tender and juicy, the crowd loved it
5. braised lamb brisket - so-so only

6. pumpkin paste and salted egg prawn - my favourite dish of the night but the others found it too heavy. hee hee all the more for me!
7. steamed coral tofu8. fish roe fried rice - loved how the fish roe bursts in the mouth, very tasty
8. french toast - we were already stuffed but we HAD to order two servings of this to share. Very very good.

Excellent. We ordered a truckload of food and total bill came up to $150 for the 6 of us. I will definitely return for more.

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