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Lian

Posted in Amex Platinum deal, Asian, Central, English menu, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Thai, Vietnamese on February 20, 2008 by kevlars

Our recommendation for Lian is to order several appetisers and a bowl of rice. Top of our list are the soft shell crab rolls, which if we remember correctly, come with generous slices of avocado.

Lian might not serve the most authentic Thai or Vietnamese dishes, as many of the recipes appear to have the spice factor reduced significantly. And eating around a table-sized pond might not be your idea of fine dining.

But then again, it might. And the food is really pretty scrumptious, even if somewhat wimpy, chili-wise. We say, give it at least a try once. Particularly if you have a credit card that gives you deals at Maxim’s outlets.

Lian
Our grades: food: B3, ambience: B3, value for money (w/ Amex Platinum): A1

Shop 2004,  Podium Level 2
IFC Mall
T: +852 2521 1117

Chuk Yuen Vietnamses Restaurant

Posted in Asian, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, SoHo, Vietnamese on January 16, 2008 by kevlars

Vietnamses, yes. Not a typographical error.

I was starving and this was on the way home and it was pho for HK$25.

Very, um, rustic decor:

And here’s the pho (noisy picture warning):

Pho is the cornerstone of Vietnamese cuisine. This rendition was, um, maybe a six outta ten. But I don’t really feel qualified to rate this place, since I did a takeout this time, and plastic containers almost always result in soggy noodle death. There was a newspaper article in the window though, so they’ve impressed someone – something about chicken wings and French butter. Hm.

If you’d like to try it out:
Chuk Yuen Vietnamses Restaurant
30 Gage Street, Central
+852 2815 0783