With Openrice giving the 2* Ming Court a 3.9 rating, I was looking forward to trying out this 4.0 rating establishment in TST East with my in-laws.
I was surprised to find the restaurant has two different English names ( V Cuisine on openrice but Colour Crystal on the business card ) sharing the same Chinese name ( 彩晶軒 )?
After two weeks of comparatively great food, this meal finally brought me back to harsh reality! Not all popular eateries in Hong Kong are good and a high rating on Openrice does not guarantee great food!
The dishes we ordered were acceptable to good with no stand outs. However, there were a few notable disapponitments
We ordered the following dishes:
- Har Gow
- Taro Croquettes
- Prawns with Thousand year egg crispy roll
- Pineapple B-B-Q buns
- Braised pig's trotters with peanuts and chui Haw sauce
- Braised chicken feet with abalone sauce.
- Prawns and yellowing chives Cheung Fun
- Braised eggplant noodles
Overall seasoning of the dim sums were good and tasted fairly delicious but construction were 'rough with an edge' The Chicken feet and Pig's trotters were a bit tough and needed more time in the cooking pot! Real disapponitment was the Cheung Fun which has an unacceptable super thick wrapper. Fillings of the B-B-Q pork buns were too sweet and too sparse for my liking. Night and day when compared to either Fu Sing's or Tim Ho Won's version. IMO, only dish worth praising was the Taro croquettes.
This meal put a big??? to the trustworthiness of Openrice rating??!!