Friday, August 5, 2016

Yat Lok Roast Goose

I love Roast Duck. Roast Goose is less common in the Philippines and Singapore, so my ignorant taste palette thinks it's all the same. All good stuff. My sister doesn't agree though, because she eats Goose, but won't touch Duck which she says tastes more gamey (sort of like Beef vs Lamb).  

Anyway, back to the topic on hand. I'm glad Yat Lok, the Michelin starred Hong Kong place is famous for Roast Goose because it was much easier to convince my sister that we wanted to try it for lunch when we were there. 

If you read my post on where to eat in Hong Kong, 2016 Edition,which you can check out here, you'll understand that we actually had more restaurants to try than meals in Hong Kong, so we tried out YatLok for an early lunch when we weren't very hungry.

The place in Central is quite small, but if you arrive before noon, the place isn't very busy yet.

Their regular rice dish, with a choice of 1 or 2 roasts, is only HK$50! I ordered the Roast Goose and Roast Pork Belly Rice and it was sooooo good. However, if you are hungry, it would probably be better to order a full order of Roast Meat, and rice on the side.
While the serving may be on the small side, this Roast Goose and Roast
Pork Belly Rice dish was such a steal for its price.

Roast Goose may be simple food, but in YatLok they do it so well, you can understand why they have been given a Michelin star for a few years now. 

In fact in comparison, there's this place near our hotel where I was dying to eat Roast Goose, so I had it the night before we went to YatLok. It had the highly recommended sign, and it was just slightly more expensive that YatLok at SG$52 (Their menu was nicer, but everything about the place looked like a typical Hong Kong eatery, just like YatLok).

The dish may look nicer, but quality-wise, the Goose was fat, and most of
it was bones and parts that were too tough to eat so only the veggies was a plus.
Reena's baked fish rice dish was much better.
Good thing she shared with me.
Ady enjoyed her Chinese Version of Bagoong Rice too.

So the lesson is, next time you're in Hong Kong and you want to eat Roast Goose, just go and eat in YatLok or some other tried and tested restaurant. just saying.

YatLok Roast Goose
G/F, 34 -38 Stanley Street
Central Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2524 3882
Mon to Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 10am – 5.30pm
Nearest Station: Central

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