Hey everyone, I’ve just been lazy posting about a quick lunch and dinner at HKFL (around… the summertime…), but here it is.
For our dim sum lunch, I only took three photos. We ordered the usual Ha Gow and Siu Mai and they were pretty decent, just not super memorable.
The main thing I wanted to try at HK FL was their giant zongzi. We saw a table order it last time we went, and decided to eat it this time (available during the weekends and possibly holidays). But wow, if you want a filling lunch, this is what you get. There was pretty much everything inside. Dried scallops, preserved sausage, mung beans, salted eggs, etc. Overall, it was pretty good, just not a huge fan of mung beans (or well, any beans really). Price wise, it was around 14ish
Next up we got a combination rice noodle roll of Beef, BBQ Pork, Shrimp and Veggies. Well this was a whopper as well. The rice noodles were nicely done, not too sticky and not too thick. Just a little bit much on the soy sauce imo, but I figure the rice noodles are just delivery vehicles for soy sauce…
And the last picture I took was their dried scallop dumpling soup (which I can’t seem to find in their current menu). Personally I did not care for their version. The meat seemed like it was placed into a food processor and then compacted tightly. It was pretty much a solid meatball with bits of shrimp and dried scallops. Soup was fine, just the dumpling was a disappointment.
A month later or so, we had dinner at HK FL.
First off we got their double boiled soup that was the sea coconut as the base. The soup felt more on the lighter end and I wish it was a little more savory.
Next up we got a pair of the empress clams steamed over vermicelli. HK FL does an excellent job on these, steamed perfectly and not overcooked.
Our next dish, we tried their sauteed scallops which they cooked very well, insides were juicy and outside was not tough and chewy. However… I don’t think this was the best value… oh well.
Next up we got the ong choy with fermented bean curd which they did a good job (nothing really spectacular compared to other places).
On their seafood menu (they have pretty good numbers of different seafood) we went with what I think was a cod or bass of some sort (To this day, I can never truly tell them apart…). Steamed perfectly, without overcooking. I cannot complain!
The meat for tonight were garlic pan fried spare ribs. Nice and savory with a hint of sweetness.
Overall, the dinner time was a pretty good (albeit on the expensive end) meal. They have some good selection of seafood. I recall seeing the Australian lobster, the east star grouper (around 100 a pound…), rock fish, and even some eel like fish that I cannot recall.