We had just taken the bus some 20 minutes from Lantau Island’s Buddha and arrived in the scorching sun of Tai-O.
We haven’t taken our lunch so after buying some dried seafood, we just took a pick and entered.
Okay, this is my first challenge or rather stumbling block. I looked Chinese, I spoke Cantonese but I could not read the menu.
Neither did Dad.
Luckily, I found the English menu.
Pick pick pick.
Fried Rice Yong Chow Style . HKD 55
This fried rice was very fragrant. There was no need to add soy sauce or salt. You want to know why?
Stir-fried shrimp. HKD78.
It was because of the prawns. These stir fried prawns were very unique. The flavors was a curious salty and sweet. The hint of slight sweetness peaking thru the flavour is something that you must come to try.
I ate the fried shells together with the prawns. Mix it with the rice and it is Bliss!!!
Steamed Crab. HKD 138
The crab was small. Probably the size of a wallet. But as you chew and pull the shell apart, you will get to taste the sea.
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The crab roes were perfect. My heart skipped a beat thinking about the cholesterol.
Dad made me finish the fried rice. This meal with Chinese tea ( HKD3 per pax) and service charge of HKD28 brought the total to HDK305.
I would definitely return for the prawns. They stole the show.
With belly full, it was time for some exploration of Tai-O.