Hong Kong No 1 Chinese Restaurant: Hot Pot Combo
Located in a strip mall on Kingsway, Hong Kong No 1 Chinese Restaurant wasn’t in our initial plans for dinner in early August. Instead, we had planned to go to a nearby restaurant but were turned away because they were all booked up. I recall visiting the former occupant of this particular location (Wei Dao Cafe, I believe) a few years ago and not much has been done to the interior decor. Although something that I did notice right away was their use of a whole menagerie of different chairs for their large tables.
The menu here was quite confusing for us… they have a number of different combos but trying to figure out what to order took us a very long time. We eventually wound up ordering a 2 dish combo for $34.80 plus a $2 up-charge for one of the dishes in our combo.
In addition to the 2 bowls of rice, the combo comes with a complimentary bowl of soup made up of bone-in pork and chicken feet as well as papaya and carrot (which gives it a noticeably sweet flavour). I found the soup (and pretty much all of there dishes here) were a bit heavy-handed with the salt for my liking.
The Soya Sauce Halibut Tofu Hot Pot had plenty of meaty halibut but I would have preferred a more tender black cod version.
I actually preferred the Beef Brisket and Rice Roll Hot Pot more (although it was a bit saltier). The beef brisket was nice and tender and the rice rolls were quite good.
Both hot pot dishes were quite large in portion size. Overall, the food was okay but a bit too salty for my liking.
Posted on November 8, 2019, in Chinese, HK Style Cafe, Restaurant Review and tagged Beef Brisket Rice Roll Hot Pot, Burnaby, Chinese, Food, HK Style Cafe, Hot Pot, restaurant review, Soya Sauce Halibut Tofu Hot Pot. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.