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Jimmy's Kitchen - A nostalgic meal where the waiter once served me over twenty years ago!!


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Jimmy's Kitchen - A nostalgic meal where the waiter once served me over twenty years ago!!

Charles Yu | Mar 21, 2013 02:34 AM

How time flies!! Just like that and I have been in Hong Kong for over 3 weeks!
Yesterday, whilst going on a tour of ' Boyhood landmarks ', I was suddenly overwhemed by nostalgia and decided to go for some ' Old style western food with a Hong Kong twist! '.
Before the era of the Caprice, L'Atelier or On-Lot-10, there were the Amigos,Tai Ping Koon and Jimmy's Kitchen. The latter trio were 'THE' go to place for western food by the locals and, after a few decades, I'm surprised they are still going strong!
Being in TST, my brother and I decided on Jimmy's Kitchen for dinner. I was stunned to recognise a waiter whom I swear looked after me over twenty years ago!!
We ordered the following classics:
- Prawn Cocktail
- Beet and Vegetable Russian Bortsch
- Escargots Bourguignonne
- Braised Oxtail with mushrooms, carrots and red wine, mash potatoes.
- Dry Madras Prawn Curry ( a classic that received rave review and one
dish I was meaning to try for years! )
- Bread and Butter pudding with Vanilla Custard
- Pear and Blue Berry Crumble a la mode.

Though nothing spectacular, however food was surprisingly tasty. Standouts were the fork-tender oxtail and the amazingly good prawn curry. The aromatic and complex seasoning/coating of the latter really complimented the huge crunchy fresh prawns ( at least 9 morsels ).Wish there were something like that in Toronto!!

All in all a satisfying meal that brought back lots of fond memories!!

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