Not many people noticed my blog rarely post about food anymore. Why? i) I am on diet plan ii) Many restaurants in China forbid the use of camera iii) Most food are way beyond what Malaysian’s taste buds can take.
No matter what the challenges are, I can still find needle in the haystack. I break my diet plan in preparation for winter (fat building), sneak in my wife, iPhone and continuously hunt for good food.
Despite many failures, I was destined to Macau Street. It is not in Hong Kong and it is not a street but a decent restaurant in the middle of World Trade Center, Beijing.
As usual, you really need to get to the bottom for great pleasure. I am not talking about 18sx stuff here. What I am trying to say is, this restaurant is located under the World Center and dining in here will give you a great satisfaction.
Quality of food is normally gauged by the number of customers. Well, at least that is how I determined which restaurant to go to when in foreign places. This one is crowded.
Sniff sniff, yea.. it is Hong Kong’s style cuisine. Dim sums such as “phoenix claws”, custard bun, chee cheong fun etc are common here. All are good except wanton noodles soup which tastes slightly plain as compared to what we normally have in Malaysia.
Ohh..Mushroom Pork with Sesame Walnuts is highly recommended. Just by thinking about it makes me drool.
One night I dreamt of eating char siu, siu yok, and pak cham kai. Maybe I was away from Malaysia for too long but I woke up craving for it.
Luckily this restaurant served all three at the same time. The dish is served with 3 types of dip sauces; assam, garlic, soy sauce. So, instead of 3, I get to try 3 x 3 different tastes all together.
No one should leave the restaurant unless you try the Yin Yong (drink made by mixing coffee and tea). I am not too impressed with the taste of it but I have alternate drinks.
Oh yea.. Red Bean Yin Yong. Mixing red bean + coffee + tea are actually perfect combinations. The tastes are self compromising to each other and this makes the drink very special.
Macau Street, World Trade Center, Beijing
GPS: 39.908749, 116.459343