Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Imperial Treasure 2

You must know what motivates you and why you are doing whatever you are doing now. In other words, what is your passion?

"Find something you love to do so much, you can't wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again." ~ Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness


We were craving so much for the custard bun that we had to go back to Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House after our first visit. Check out our review of the first visit there.

This time round we mainly re-order the siew mai and custard bun and add to that the dishes that we wanted to taste.

Combo Mixed Plate - Char Siew and Roast Pork

The char siew did not disappoint once again. Tender and moist with the correct level of sweetness. It is somewhat tangy which cuts into the fats very nicely. Of course, the charred bits at the extremeties is a rare treat for us. The roast pork belly is fantastic. Nicely marinated with the super crispy skin. The layer of fats is JUST right. Moist and very tender to bite into, this has got to be one of the best and (moderately) less sinful pork belly that we had. The acccompanying sauces, especially the peanut-sesame dip goes superbly with the cuts. At $16, it is at fair value given that it is a restaurant after all. (4.25/5)

Fried Minced Meat Noodles (炸酱面)

This time round, we had to have a carbo dish. The fried minced meat noodles ($7.80) was springy. We thought it tasted ordinary, tasty but ordinary. The serving of the meat in the sauce was generous with little bits of mushroom and if I am not wrong, lard. The cucumber in juliennes is refreshing and adds that crunch to the noodles. Acceptable dish. (3.75/5)

Steamed Rice Roll with Fried Dough Fritters (油条粉肠)

Yes. You did not read this wrongly. It is fried dough fritters wrapped with rice roll ($4.80) and served steamed. This is a very popular dish in HK. A tad expensive for such simple ingredients, but you need to consider that the chef needs to get this absolutely right in terms of serving portions and steaming time. If not, it will be a major disaster. The dough fritters were crispy. To the correct level and not overly hard. The combination of the rice roll, soft and silky and the light soy sauce is a killer combi. Add the crunchiness of the dough fritters, you have a superb dish. Totally enjoyed it. (4.25/5)

Custard Bun (奶皇包)

I cannot emphasise more. This is a MUST order. Get to the place before 530pm where the dim sum menu closes. At $3.60 for a serving of 3 pieces of these treasures, it is absolutely worth it. The salted egg yolk combined with butter and custard is really to die for. (5/5)

Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House
2 Orchard TurnOrchard Ion
Mon - Fri
11am - 10pm
Sat & Sun
1030am - 10pm

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