Well, I was not disappointed at all, and in fact, the second time was as good as the first, and I realised that there were so many other great dishes to try even after this visit.
As usual, the service was great and having recognised us from our previous visit, the staff was even more friendly and attentive, and even commented on my video which I shot the last time.
|Deep Fried Fish Skins|
Francis had suggested I tried the fish skins after my first visit, and I had no qualms in ordering this right away. I have always been a fan of fried fish skins and they were done brilliantly here. Just seasoned with the right amount of black pepper and salt, this was a perfect way to start our second meal here. It worked well with the black bean sauce from the steamed fish later too.
|Seafood Fried Rice|
The seafood fried rice was every bit as good as the fish roe fried rice I had previously. It was to do with the way the chef can control the wok hei of this dish, which is very important in cooking fried rice. The wonderful bits of spring onions and shrimp just gave it a nice crunchy texture to go with the fragrant rice flavors.
|Steamed Fish Head in Black Bean Sauce|
And for the highlight of the evening, we elected for this steamed fish head in black bean sauce dish and all we could say was simply, wow! Huge, gigantic, fresh, perfectly cooked. I should just stop here, but the black bean sauce that accompanied this was perfectly done too, full of fragrance and aroma. Just gaze at the photo above and salivate if you are a fish head lover.
I hardly do a follow up review, but CDHK deserves this second mention simply because every dish has not been a let down so far, and almost every item we have tried has been beyond superlative.
Enjoy! My first visit to CDHK can be found here.
Cafe De Hong Kong
586 Balestier Road
#01-01 Eastpac Building