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HONG KONG EATERY review

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HONG KONG EATERY review

disappointed | Aug 29, 2005 12:17 PM

stopped by the hong kong eatery for an early dinner this weekend. the place looked great. having never been before I didn't know what to expect. you can only tell so much by the meats hanging in the windows. i was pleased to see a fair sized restaurant with nice large talbes and chairs and clean fish tanks. it was only about 5pm but the place was pretty crowded. lots of families with small children.

I was promptly seated by an attentive waiter but soon noticed that he didn't give me any complimentary water as the other servers had given to their tables. I didn't think much of it as I was satisfied with the complimentary tea. I ordered char siu and roast duck on rice since I had heard that HKE does it best. my meal arrived quickly. a mound of rice topped with vegetables and meat. I was also given a small bowl of soup which I couldn't identify.

it looked great and I couldn't wait to dig in. I went for the duck first. I was surprised to find many bones on the meat and the little meat that was there was very chewy. I practically had to scrape it off the bone. it was hardly filling. I moved onto the char siu which looked great and had a nice glaze. it was much better than the duck. there were no bones and the meat wasn't chewy. it was firm and most with a nice marinade. it was good but I certainly wasn't wowed as I had expected to be. the (lack of quality) meat left me very hungry. I had to fill up on the rice.

while I was eating I watched my waiter sit down at a large table in the middle of the restaurant and eat his dinner. a waitress handled the check and saw me out. I found this odd and rather rude. if he HAD to take a break and eat dinner he didn't have to do it in the center of the restaurant.

remind me again why everyone loves this place so much? maybe I went on an off day but I was extremely disappointed. I had high hopes for a delicious chinese BBQ meal. maybe I should have ordered something else. I had inquired on here about the roast suckling pig and goose but heaven forbid anybody reply unless you're one of the "cool chowhounders"

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