Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, Chinatown

Ever since Momofuku Siebo and Ippudo came to Australia bearing the idea of the open buns, I seem to be seeing it pop up everywhere. Granted, I feel like the hype is slowly dying down a little bit, but Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine was a place that has not only a pork bun on their menu, but also Peking duck! And all of you should know my love for Peking duck :) My friend Gingerbreadmanne also has a similar affiliation with these buns and Peking duck in general so off we went for a little afternoon snack catch up.

Peking duck buns, $8.00 for two / Roast pork buns, $8.00 for two
Ah I really do love the little sandwich pockets with the bun encasing the different fillings! These were what I expected from the buns with the description of what was in it on the menu, but they were at bit steep at $4 each. And let's face it, Peking duck and roast pork, very hard to go wrong. I would've liked the buns to be fluffier.

Curry soft-shelled crab congee, $14.80
The bowl of congee was massive! It was like eating Singaporean noodles but in the form of congee so it was quite trippy to eat. I think I will stick to the traditional century egg and pork mince combo as it's still my favourite congee to date (probably because I grew up eating it!). The crunchy tempura pieces on top and the soft-shelled crab were awesome though - crunchy batter and sweet crab meat. But eating the two felt like I was eating two separate dishes.

Unfortunately we didn't get a dessert as I was a little bit too full (such a big bowl of congee) despite having a personal love for Asian desserts. Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine has a modern twist to traditional Cantonese cuisine if that's what you're after but you may also be chasing Chinese food on the pricier side of Chinatown.

Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine
10 Dixon St
Sydney, NSW, Chinatown

Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 - 2:00am

Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine on Urbanspoon

10 comments:

  1. i too love century egg and pork mince congee! the bestttt!

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  2. I'm trying to understand the concept of curry in congee … haha
    Century egg is so bad for you , but I could have a whole one to myself :'(

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    1. Yeah, I'd rather stick to the traditional Asian flavoured congee! Century egg is so delicious but yeah, cannot be good for out bodies :(

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  3. How clever of them with peking duck buns?! I always thought it just be braised pork for life! But nope OLD TOWN had to bring on the duckies :P

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    1. Ducks have to be one of my favourite proteins :P ESPECIALLY PEKING DUCK!

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  4. Lorraine Nt Quite NigellaMarch 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    I really want to take my dad here! I think he'd like it :)

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    1. I wish I ordered a few other things from the menu! If only we had bigger stomachs :(

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  5. Your photos have picked up quite a fair bit since your first post. You're handling the DSLR quite well! Well done.

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    1. Haha my pictures on my blog are from my mobile for easy accessibility and transportability! Though thank you for the kind words though :)

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