December just begins and it also announces the season of hairy crab has come to an end. This is probably my last blog post about hairy crab this year. So lucky to join the Fancook hairy crab dinner at Loong Toh Yuen with classic ambiance filled with cans of Chinese. How classy it is!
前菜，隆濤院三小碟 – 冰鎮鮮鮑魚、乾坤包、桂花鱔。冰鎮鮮鮑配上黑木耳和豆苗，清新得來更帶出鮑魚的鮮味。桂花鱔，淡淡的桂花糖甜味，沒有奪去鱔的甘香。乾坤包絕對是這次晚飯的第一個驚喜，還以為是叉燒包，怎料是充滿蟹粉的叉燒包! 相當震撼!
For starter, we had the petite 3 of Loong Toh Yuen – iced fresh abalone, universe bun and eel roasted with osmanthus – sugar. The abalone coupled with black fungus and bean sprouts brought the freshness of the abalone. The eel accompanied with the slight sweetness of osmanthus sugar was just perfect to taste the true flavour of the eel. Universe bun was the first surprise of the night. We though it was a pork bun but the bun was filled with hairy crab meat!! So stunning!
Hairy crab should be matched with simple ingredients to bring out its freshness. Hairy crab black truffle and fried egg white in rice shell just proved this simple rule. Egg white was fried to fresh and smooth and carried out the richness of the hairy crab.
A limited dish at this fancook, hairy crab with naringin and chinese Kale. Everyone was stunned while the dish was introduced. The hairy crab meat covered all the naringin. It took so long for the chef to manage the naringin and make sure it’s not bitter.
Of course there were some classic courses, such as Loong Toh roasted duck. The chef used his master skill to slice the skin and meat precisely and served them with the dough, the spring onion and cucumber. Such fatty and delicious!
Another limited item on the menu is fish cooked in two ways. Deep-fried fish bone was so crispy that you can easily eat the small bones. Fried fish meat was so tender with the crystal-clear sauce.
少不了的主食，也是我期待的一道飯局限定菜 – 潤腸崧蛋白炒飯。一上菜，已聞到膶腸的香，顏色也十分深，味道如想像中的一樣濃郁。
The other limited item on the menu and also the one I looked forward to was the fried rice with preserved sausages and egg white. The preserved sausages smelled so nice and gave the fried rice a very beautiful colour.
Dessert was something we couldn’t miss. A bowl of ginger tea and stuffed dumplings was essential after eating hairy crab. I really liked hot and spicy ginger tea but this one was not hot enough. However, the stuff dumplings was cooked well and so tender and soft.
Green tea dumplings and sweet-scented osmanthus pudding, with the lovely delicate presentation and small bite portion, was not too sweet and very easily to make you eat more than enough.
Loong Toh Yuen 隆濤院
Address: G/F, Hullet House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays 12.00-15.30, 18.00-23.30