# Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two days ago I blogged about "Dim Sum" (譽滿坊) in Happy Valley, a few minutes walk away from it you can find the other eatery mentioned in the Michelin guide - "Tasty" (正斗粥麵專家), here I like to share a comparison between the two.

Personally I would choose "Dim Sum" (譽滿坊) over "Tasty" (正斗粥麵專家) if I can only choose one, not because "Tasty" is not good, but because of the uniqueness of "Dim Sum", both has the special deco that western visitors would look for (and may be that's why they were both selected in the Michelin guide but not the other great eateries in Happy Valley), however, the items that "Tasty" offers can be easily found elsewhere, without much quality difference, and that they have a few other branches in areas such as Hung Hom and Central as well. "Dim Sum" (譽滿坊), on the other hand, has no branches and offers items not found elsewhere, "Dim Sum", however, does NOT offer noodles nor congee.

There are many specialties in "Tasty", I think the dim sum there is only average, but the congee and noodles are worth trying, I also believe that the Michelin recommended braised goose webs should be good, actually, most top class chef in Hong Kong can cook that very well as it is truly a delicacy. Talking about food using the feet of poultries as ingredients, I remember what one of my former boss used to say when we eat together: "You can order anything you want, except Chicken feet", well, he was from New Zealand, and he knows that Chicken Feet is one of my favorite.

The soup noodles from "Tasty" seems to be rather too salty and oily, I preferred their congee better, in fact, if you like the famous Wanton Noodles, I would say that the other restaurants such as Mak's Noodle, Wing Wah and Yeung's Noodle are even better choices, though the three eateries do not have the type of deco and environment that "Tasty" offers.

The noodle shown here is Sui Gau Noodle (水餃麵), which is rather strange in the way Sui Gau (水餃) are usually defined, it looks and eats more like a wanton (雲吞) in Sui Gau (水餃) shape.

And the place is a little crowdy too if you have to take the round tables, the waiters are ok but there are too many of them packed in a small area like that, I felt more at ease elsewhere.

Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop (正斗粥麵專家)

Address in Chinese: 跑馬地景光街21號地下
Address in English: G/F, 21 King Kwong St., Happy Valley 
Tel: 2838 3922

Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=114499201820180881946.000463d25b524e2ce06d1

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