Monday, May 14, 2012

The Square @ Central, Hong Kong

The Square at Central is always packed for lunch and dinner. It is one of Hong Kong's most popular Chinese restaurant, with one Michelin star under its belt. 

The restaurant was spacious and the service was quick and casual.
Marinated suckling pig knuckles (HK$48) - Chinese people love their pig knuckles, nothing can come between them, well, except for the secret chef's seasoning sauce. =)
Pan fried turnip cakes with X.O. chili sauce (HK$45) - Turnip cakes are an integral part of dim sum. These square shaped turnip cakes had a light charred, with a melting soft texture. 
Steamed flour rolls with barbecued pork (HK$32) - These freshly steamed flour rolls a.k.a Chee Cheong Fun were smooth, thin and soft with the right amount of elasticity. 

Stir Fried flour roll with X.O. Chilli sauce (HK$45) - Steamed Chee Cheong Fun can be rather monotonous. But when fried Chee Cheong Fun comes into picture, our view becomes better. These stir fried chee cheong fun were extremely aromatic, thanks to the well absorbed X.O. chili sauce.
Assortment of Cantonese BBQ specialties (HK$128) - The BBQ pork had a perfect fat to meat ratio, while the chicken was creamy accompanied by the crispy skin.
Siu Yok - The cracker thin crust of the pork skin was glorious!
Citrus Deep Fried Prawns -  A surprising combo of crunchy prawns and zesty sauce. 
Sauteed mushroom with green house sprouts (HK$80) - The vegetables were fresh and crunchy, topped with tender sauteed mushroom and abalone sauce.
Fried noodles with shredded pork and bean sprouts (HK$108) - The noodles were thin and crispy, drizzled with the right amount of tasty gravy and bean sprouts.
Baked Egg Tarts (HK$20) - The crumbly, soft and moist egg tarts were heavenly.
Bean curd pudding in wooden bucket (HK$58) - The made to order bean curd was the highlight of my meal. The bean curd was smooth and creamy, while the crystallized sugar added a different dimension to this sweet delight.

Verdict : TOTALLY SMITTEN

Smitten Dishes:
Pan fried turnip cakes with X.O. chilli sauce
Baked Egg Tarts
Bean curd pudding in wooden bucket

The Square @ Central
Address: Shop 410, 4/F Exchange Square Podium, Central
Phone: +852 2525 1163
Website: www.maximschinese.com.hk

19 comments:

  1. wow to the pig knuckles! that looks so cute and delish

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    1. Hhehehe... not too sure about the cute part but it does taste delicious. =D

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    2. haha they're cute to me, because of the fatty part :P

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  2. Food looks absolutely delicious, I really need to get Hubby to take me to HK soon!

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    1. Don't forget to bring extra bags for shopping =D

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  3. I am not a Chinese but somehow I love the pork knuckles and siew yok. Must be mixing around with too many Chinese friends and that's how I began eating the pork.

    Everything look so fantastic and drooling all the way.

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    1. I've only started eating pork few years ago. I still prefer fish & vegetables over pork =D

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  4. One of the many things I miss about HK is their dim sum! :D I haven't had a 'bad' dim sum there before (or maybe i'm just lucky!) and I can't go past their egg tarts!!! :D

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    1. You are absolutely right! IN fact, I didn't had a single bad meal in HK. All the food was yummyyy...

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  5. just back from HK too and will share my trip soon, stay tune :P

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  6. Wow the prices are worthy of a one star restaurant! lol. The fried noodles looks really good though. The pork is shredded so nicely that it looks exactly like tau geh! =D

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    1. hahhahha yea...the dim sum there are not cheap. The noodles is pretty good despite the limited toppings. =D

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  7. the siu yok and the char siew both look perfect! i wonder why they manage to achieve that level of perfection consistently! respect! :D

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  8. Maybe is the quality of the pork. Somehow the pork there taste different.

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  9. The fried turnip cakes look yum.

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    1. That was one of my favorite dish! Not too oily and extremely tasty!

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  10. Wow...the fried chee cheong fun looks good! And that siew yuk...Mmmmmm!!

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    1. It was my first time trying a fried chee cheong fun! It was Niceeeee...

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