Monday, January 18, 2010

Hung's Delicacies 阿鴻小吃

As mentioned in an earlier blog entry, dad might give Hung's Delicacy 阿鴻小吃 in North Point a try after the 2010 Michelin guide came out. Last week, he went to this small restaurant located in one of the quiet back streets of the eastern side of Hong Kong Island.

It was almost eight in the evening and it wasn't hard to spot the place, being the only restaurant with a small queue outside along a row of perhaps 4 or 5 small shops. The wait was short in comparison to the lunch time crowd in front of Tim Ho Wan and that's after the publicity generated since the Michelin guide. The setup was not unlike some of the more traditional restaurants in Hong Kong where the roast items were hung prominently at the front of the shop. The main chef / owner stood behind all these items with his head down focusing on carving the different parts and dishes being ordered. Occasionally, he would raise his head and offered his gratitude to departing customers, while his wife would either be at the till or directing customers to their seats.

Hung's Delicacies may never become as crowded as Tim Ho Wan, assuming that they persevere and only offer cuisine similar to its current menu. With signature dishes such as duck's tongues, duck's chins and chicken feet tendons are perhaps too niche even for the generally adventurous for the Hong Kong gourmets. But for people who enjoy such traditional dishes, Hung's Delicacies would not be a disappointment.

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