Saturday, February 4, 2012

新仙清湯腩 (Hong Kong) - ♕♕♕♕

  Two clear-soup style Beef Flank and Brisket shops managed to crawl its way into the 2012 HK Michelin Guide this year.  One is Sister Wah which is a little inconsistent and wasn’t so great when I last visited,  but they can be worthwhile if you’re lucky.   This other new shop surprisingly also made its name jump to elevated status by having been awarded the Bib Gourmand logo by the tire man -   especially when it doesn’t even carry an English name!    The HK locals usually swear by Kau Kee or the much further away 群記清湯腩.  A second visit to here was actually more convincing than before,  the soup has improved slightly.  The beef was still a little too tough but had a great beefiness to them, though Kau Kee still had the better beef bone soup.



In Portland Street,
The Red Light district of HK.  Multiple cuts of the beef are available here..
They also do a Pakistani style curry,  a type of food synonymous with this street.
May be the rumours are correct, the spices give you more errr….  stamina. donno



崩沙腩 x 爽腩河粉  -  HKD $49
Two premium cuts of beef briskets and flanks are used here.  One has a nice membrane-skin attached with flavourful and more tender meat than usual,  the other has a more crunchy skin with a slightly denser meat.   The beef taste was great but the texture was a little tough for me.  The rice flat noodles were decent.   The soup was the highlight -  beefy and subtly sweet from radish,  however it was missing the beef bone flavour and gelatinous coating in the Kau Kee version.    ~     7.5/10




Iced Lemon Tea –
Strongish here  ~ 7/10

I liked the soup and its clarity,  also the various beef cuts available were of good quality,  albeit a little chewy.   Overall,  just satisfactory but has potential,
especially if the cooking problem is only a once off event!




Price:  $54
Ease of Access:   5/5
Food:  ♕♕♕♕

Opening Hours -
Mon to Sun -   10:00am to 12:00pm

Address:  旺角西洋菜南街138號福苑大廈1樓
37 Portland St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong,  right opposite an exit of Yau Ma Tei station
Ph: 2332 6872

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