Whilst having my haircut yesterday, I over heard a lady raving about the quality of the rice congee at a new Richmond Hill, Hong Kong Style cafe called ' Silver Carriage ' . The place is right next to 'The Emperor' on Bayview Avenue.
Decided to give it a try today, I went and ordered a Rice Congee with shredded pork and thousand year eggs, a Russian Borscht and a Baked ox-tongue and fried rice. For those of you chowhounders who are true congee aficionados, you will definitely recognise and appreciate the real quality of the congee base. Unlike other places who use only rice and may be a bit of yuba skin, this place go full out in cooking the congee base using shredded dried scallops, yuba skin, ginko nuts and dried tangarine skin. Just like what Hong Kong best congee places did years ago!!
As for the Borscht and the Ox tongue. The former was very dense and flavourful. A reminder of some of Hong Kong's best. As for the ox tongue, it was cooked very tender and the sauce was pretty delicious. I was told by the owner, they are brand new and quality will still improve! Wow!
Nice to have a quaint and cozy HK style cafe with matching good food in the Richmond Hill area!