Slurp! Yeah, I overused this word recently but that is the most appropriate word to describe my experience at Kimberley Chinese Restaurant 君怡閣中菜廳. Perhaps "Oh Slurp"would be more fitting? It was a foodies gathering with Mochachocolata Rita, TomEatsJenCook (+ the great coverage of the meal as well), HK Epicurus, @Supercharz, @Stegersaurus and @DimSumDiva. Not only did we enjoy the meal, we left with smiles and a few extra inches of waistline! This place has been awarded Bib Gourmands
Now that I looked back, it was a meal with plenty of hot clay pots!!! It was a cold night but I think we went a little overboard with the number of clay pots items. Nah!! It was cold, hot clay pot keeps the food hot for longer so perfect for the night! Let's give our thanks to @Stegersaurus who ordered for all of us and travelled all the way to the
Next was the Braised Ribs of Beef with Lemongrass gravy was ... OMG! I hardly use OMG to describe a dish but this one I have to, I just have to! I like the aroma of lemongrass, anything lemongrass I heart so it was quite understandable to see me turning the "turn table" every 2 minutes so I can indulge myself in the pot of tender, juicy braised ribs of beef! Rich and deep flavors every bite as if the ribs of beef have been braised for hours! (maybe more than a few hours!)
Not only was the pot huge, the bone was huge as well. I think they left the bone in there to show diners they put almost every part of the cow in the making of this dish. Thumbs up! Two thumbs up!
Next was salty chicken in clay pot which was ... quite flavorful but when compared with the braised ribs of beef, I am sorry to say it was like a big drop from having a climax! I just kept on turning the ribs of beef my way!
Am I ready for another climax so soon after? Why not! As soon as the famous and traditional Roasted Suckling Pig stuffed with sticky rice ( was rolled out, ALL OF US... and I mean ALL OF US jumped out of our chairs with our camera and snap away!!! We were fighting for the best shots. Kind of funny now that I think of it, the little piggy wasn't going anywhere but our stomachs, why fighting over the shooting spots while we can take out time haha.
The suckling pig was tiny! Cute yet delicious baby piggy. Soon after our snapshots session, the staff quickly bring out the chopping knife ready to cut this little piggy into thick slices!
As the name suggested, it was stuffed with rice, slightly sticky rice to be exact.
The skin was crispy, the layer of fat was just right! (after all it was a baby big, should not have too much fat right? HAHA)
This mark the end of my climatic post! I need to sleep and dream about yummy food! I really don't mind having such a climatic meal again soon!!! Let me end this post with one way ... OMG! (hummm did we order any vegi or I just forgot to take pictures when falling in love with the ribs of beef?)
- Roasted Suckling Pig stuffed with sticky rice (金陵乳豬) - you have to try it to understand in my opinion.
- Braised Ribs of Beef with Lemongrass gravy - thumbs up! ribs of beef very tender and full of flavors! The sauce was something you want to drink by the spoonful as well!
- Most of the dishes mentioned were quite salty, high in sodium level.
Kimberley Chinese Restaurant 君怡閣中菜廳 (Hong Kong)
M/F, The Kimberley Hotel,
28 Kimberley Road, TST, HK
Tel: +852 2369 8212
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