Hong Kong–a haven for many things, but for our purposes: food (what else?). Delicious Kitchen was recommended to me by some friends who raved about its famed “Pai Gu Fan,” or pork ribs over rice.
What could go wrong with pork and rice?
Most of the time, nothing. But does the restaurant live up to its name? We shall see.
Located in the hustling Causeway Bay area, this mid-sized restaurant serves up Chinese favorites including a variety of noodle and rice dishes. Every dish we had I would recommend.
For starters, the hot and sour wonton soup, particularly the wonton (stuffed generously with a mix of pork meat and veggies), was amply savoury. The noodle soups tasted different (in a good way) from what I’m usually used to–also tasty (I’d recommend in particular the “dan dan mian” or “tan tan” noodles).
Chicken, ham, and shrimps noodle soup ($43)
Fried intestines with a hot sauce
Chinese cabbage with shredded scallop
Lettuce with garlic
“Tan tan” Noodles ($29)
Hot and Sour Wonton Soup ($43)
And finally, we’re drawing near to the best part of the meal–the whole point of the meal, in fact. The “pai gu fan” or pork ribs over rice dish definitely positively absolutely hit the spot! A plus point: the meat was served completely boneless (thank you)! With little intention of giving out spoilers, the meat was cooked in a sweet jus (honey glaze), which was unexpected and wonderful. The skin was crispy and somewhat gooey, the meat tender and juicy. And another pleasant surprise: the rice wasn’t plain white rice; it was white rice that’s been cooked and flavored in some oil (I can only imagine pork) and mixed in with some veggies, giving the entire experience two extra oomphs!
Pai Gu Fan or Pork Ribs over Rice ($43)
A good meal is a full meal!
So, does the restaurant live up to its name? I say yes! How I wish Hong Kong was somewhere next to Bogor or Bandung. Will decidedly come back to Delicious Kitchen, hopefully soon. Thanks to Angela and Inggrid for sharing!
Shop B, G/F, 9-11 Cleveland Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2577 8350
(Take the MTR Station Causeway Bay Exit E, make a left, then another left, and go through Fashion Walk on Paterson Street. Keep walking until you see the Vivianne Westwood boutique in the corner. Cross the road and make a left in the second alley (Cleveland street) across the Guess boutique. Delicious Kitchen will be on your left).
11 AM – 10 PM
G/F, 20-20A Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 2314 4868