Sunday, September 07, 2014

Red Star / 鴻星海鮮酒家

September 7, 2014


Peking Duck, Course #1: Crispy duck skin w pancakes - 2+

J's comment > very crisp skin, strong duck flavor, some pieces had some duck meat still attached (exactly the way I like it); pancakes a tad thick, but held up very well, no ripping or tearing when grabbing a piece from the stack

Suckling Pig - 2+

J's comment > very crisp skin, evenly crunchy throughout; not too much meat on the pieces underneath though

Deep fried sea bass in spicy salt and pepper - 2+

J's comment > thin batter on the fish slightly crisp, definitely not soft nor soggy; fish cooked well, just a smidgen overdone probably due to the thinly sliced portions (would have preferred the sea bass in chunkier pieces); not spicy at all but well seasoned w the salt and pepper

Sauteed dungeness crab w noodles - 2+

J's comment > extremely fresh crab, well cooked, crab meat still tender upon cracking open the shells; noodles a tad salty though, didn't really get much crab flavor in it; FYI, this item is not on the menu 

Dong Gua (winter melon) soup - 2

J's comment > not bad; mild, clean flavors but flavor of the winter melon nonetheless very much present; loved that the winter melon takes center stage despite having such a strong supporting cast of seafood and ham, which added to the winter melon's delicacy rather than steal the show;

FYI, this item is not on the menu, also requires 24 hr notice as it takes a whole day to stew the melon into consumable soup form w the tender flesh


Peking Duck, Course #2: Diced duck meat w lettuce wrap - 2

J's comment > not bad; appreciated that there was more duck meat than filler as is often the case; meat OK, a tad dry, but duck flavor present

Yeung chow fried rice - 2

J's comment > not bad; not salty as most fried rice is guilty of; seafood and meats added not particularly in abundance, flavors of same weak; well fried, but Shi Art's better, more fragrant

Choy sum (Chinese Flowering Cabbage) in supreme broth - 2

J's comment > your avg veggies...

Mango and pomelo sweet soup - 2

J's comment > slightly more viscous than I like, w too much tapioco; not too sweet; would have preferred the pomelo bits scattered instead of served in chunks

Complimentary red bean soup - 2

J's comment > not too watery, lots of red beans

Complimentary cookies - 2

J's comment > the round ones were the best of the bunch, crisp and crunchy, tad greasy though as it is deep fried; the flat square ones were dense and not crisp nor crunchy at all; the yellow square ones were more like chinese 'brownies' but without the chocolate

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Labels: chain, chinese, marpole, seafood

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