|Think Chinese Nando's|
Sure, their HK-style milk tea, the heart and soul of a snack-style daipaidong, is good, but not my fave - maybe a little too stringent (I like For Kee's), but what I come for is their pan-fried chicken with spring onion 'oil' on instant noodles (蔥油雞扒撈丁). The noodles are served 'dry', i.e. without soup, spaghetti-style. While I don't care much for the wax-covered instant noodles, what they do to the chicken is epic, not that I know exactly what it is that they do. My guess is that it's white thigh meat, salt-and-peppered, maybe msg'ed, flash fried in hot oil and finished off with a hefty pinchfull of spring onion (been in hot oil just enough to release flavours but not to fully cook). The result is a tender, juicy, junky, Nando's Chinese-ified chicken.
I also tried the noodles in soup one afternoon - the 'soup' just made everything soggy and diluted. Go soup-free.
|Yes, those are instant noodles and frozen "vegetables" but that's beside the point|
Lan Fong Yuen
2 Gage St. (original with cart out front), and 4a-6 Gage St. (new)
+852 2544 3895
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