I missed my chance of having dinner here several weeks ago because I was sick. I have been thinking about it ever since and I just have to come here sooner or later, preferably sooner of course. Without much hesitation when my friend asked me out for dinner, I picked this place to make it up. The layout of this place looked so-what of a typical NYC Deli but the hanging Chandeliers and leather-like padded chairs made the place an upscale one.
(1) Original Matzoh Ball (also known as Matzah Ball)
I ordered this soup because I had no idea what it was. As informed, it contained a boiled dough in the shape of a ball and placed into the chicken soup. Interesting I thought and the presentation certainly surprised me for sure! The huge "boiled dough" ball was placed in the middle of the soup as informed. The Matzoh Ball was rather tasteless, but it was nice and comforting when consumed together with the slightly salty chicken soup. The texture was smooth and soft which reminded me of the Indian dessert Gulab Jamun.
(2) The Ultimate 54 Burgers
My friend ordered this huge burger which consisted of lettuce, tomatoes, mushroom, bacon, fried egg, Swiss and Cheddar Cheese. The one item that attracted me the most was the fried egg, made me droll for sure! Among the many choices of side dishes, my friend picked the "Potato Bricks" which looked very filling indeed.
(3) Wagyu Ruben (choices of 25cm, 50cm, 75cm & 100cm)
(Wagyu pastrami, corned beef, turkey, sauerkraut and melted Swiss Cheese on crispy baguette served with creamy coleslaw and chunky potato salad.) I loved the presentation, particularly the measurement label on the wooden plate / tray. With the various kinds of meats stacked it was rather difficult to distinguish the individual flavors of the meats. The 25cm sandwich must be enjoyed by experiencing the combined flavors of the various meats. It was the intensity of the different flavors that really made the world of differences to me. Although the meats were not as juicy or tender as I hoped, a quick dip into the cheese sauce and a sip of beer along the way compensated such short-fall; at least to me.
When the sandwich was served, it came with a steak knife but it was rather difficult to eat this way; it was too civilized! Hence I use my hands which was the best way in my opinion! It might not be the most hygienic gesture but there was no other ways more satisfying than licking melted cheese off your fingers. To quote from KFC, "finger lickin' good." The fries were disappointing though, they were soggy, very soggy.
- Very comfortable atmosphere and great service!
- Wagyu Ruben - wonderful indeed. More cheese would be nice!
- Original Matzoh Ball - an interesting item to try.
- Fries -very soggy!
- Fries / Potatoes bricks cost extra, even for the burger dish
Main St. Deli
Lower lobby level,
Langham Hotel, 8 Peking Road, TST
Tel: 2375 1133
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