Dinner at the daipadongs/street markets for the month of April 2014 and Itacho Sushi

Posted: June 2, 2014 in beer, dinner
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Causeway Bay, the walk down the gauntlet.  Causeway Bay’s street market has two buildings, if you do not find the correct entrance you will need to find the overpass to get onto the other side.  This is an older Cooked Food Centre so it has low ceilings and a bad layout, everything will seem smaller.

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Cheap beers will always be staple item at the cooked food centres.  They are always in the midst of beer specials, especially if you see girls dressed in beer outfits.  Their job is to up-sell you on their beers.  The beer companies pay them so they are not under the employment of the restaurants.  Heinekens were on special at this restaurant.

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The view from seat, it’s classy when the tables do not have table clothe.

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beef congee for $50

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chicken and pork liver in a hot claypot

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tong choi with squid in a tofu sauce

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At the busy cooked food centres try to put your order at the same time or stagger so you provide the restaurant cushion to make your food.  Your order(s) go into a que so if you decide to order congee at the end to go with some leftovers, it’s going to take a while for it to come out.  Your food will be cold and you won’t enjoy it.



Sheung Wan on Saturday April 19

Deep fried squid in salt and pepper with chili and vinegar sauce, you’ll find most if not all tables order this in a group setting.  It goes very well with beer.

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The top dish is a deep fried chicken in a sweet lemon sauce, its a traditional HK dish.

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Stir fry leaf veggie in a bean sauce

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Sheung Wan on a Thursday April 17

Deep fried pork chops in a salt and pepper batter but with a mountain of fried garlic on top.  $34 for each dish but there’s an option for $55 which makes the option jumbo size.

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stri fry tong choi in a tofu sauce

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Tuesday April 22.  Talk to the neighbors sharing your table and combine the different dishes for a quick sampling of different flavours and whims.

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Itacho Sushi is a HK based chain of japanese restaurants.  It’s cheap and the quantity is decent (for the low price point).  They do employ japanese chefs.

deep fried beef patty in a curry sauce on rice (it’s a lunch special for $50) with miso soup and salad

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Close up of the beef patty, it’s tasty.

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Grilled salmon sushi, it’s on special right now for $5/piece

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Soft shell crab roll $22

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Mixed sushi lunch special for $70 including miso soup

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