尚興潮州飯店 Shung Hing Chiu Chow Restaurant

尚興潮州飯店 Shung Hing Chiu Chow Restaurant
G/F, 29 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan
上環皇后大道西29號地下
(852) 2854 4557/(852) 2854 4570

photo 3 (2) [800x600]Mother-in-law is an uber foodie when it comes to Chinese food, so whenever I go to Hong Kong, I trust her judgement in whereever she takes me.  She knows I like Chiu Chow food (although I must admit I don’t know much about it other than soy sauce braised meats, eggs etc) so she decided to take me to  尚興 Shung Hing, which is a famous institution in Sheung Wan.

photo 2 [800x600] photo 1 [800x600]We tried two types of shark fin soup- the Chiu Chow style (bottom photo) which is thicker and has a stronger flavour; and the clear soup style which really let the shark fin be the star of the soup and simply dressed with Chinese ham.  Hubby liked the normal clear soup, whilst I like the chiu chow style better.

photo 4 [800x600]We ordered this satay chicken with deep fried shiso leaves.  When I was younger I love these deep fried leaves – it has a slightly bitter flavour like kale but it’s crispy!  I didn’t realise they are shiso and was surprised about my love of shiso when I first tried it in Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines.  Now I know why!😀

photo 2 (2) [800x600]Crispy oyster omlette was next – although I must admit I can’t remember too much of it but by all accounts it was yummy.😛

photo 5 [800x600]What was really memorable was this salt and pepper Bombay Duck Fish (Nine Stomach Fish in Chinese).  I have had really great luck with Bombay Duck Fish in Hong Kong this trip, having a wonderful seaweed version in Kin’s Kitchen and now another at Shung Hing.  It was perfectly deep fried, not very oily and had this wonderful textures like clouds.

photo 1 (2) [800x600]Another highly addictive dish was this- it doesn’t look like much but this is stir fry flat noodles with satay beef.  It was deeeeeeeelicious!  I tried to replicate this dish at home but you seriously need a litre of satay sauce to do it.  I hate to think how calorific this dish is but it was so yumgasmic I didn’t care.

I would love to go back to Shung Hing again and I could definitely see my Asian Parentals loving this place also.  9/10