Chiu Chow Garden (same English name of Chiu Kong Chuen), has been on the 3rd floor of Hutchison's House for quite some years, one floor up of my favourite Shanghai Garden (posted about the hot burnt pig's knuckle earlier). In general this one is much better than Chiu Kong Chuen and I am not sure it will replace Chiu Kong Chuen gradually. At least one more branch in Taikooshing is replacing Chiu Kong Chuen.
1. Kung Fu tea. Smells good but strong enough to get you awake for hours. 2. Nice table ware.
3. the shop inside. 4. crushed cucumber 拍青瓜 HK$38. The sauce is nice but the cucumber wasn't crushed with subtle crushing force with Chinese chopper knife. This crushing is important as the cucumber should be crushed with small cracks to absorb the sauce immediately instead of marinating. This way you would taste the fresh cucumber with nice chill soy sauce/sesame oil/vinegar mix.
5. Finally I found one proper goose meat slices (HK$108). Nice "Lo Shui (soaking sauce)". Goose meat tender and juicy. This reminded me of the old time of Chiu Kong Chuen. 6. Chilled sea cucumber in wasabi dressing HK$58. I like it as it's very wasabi, and matching the green flavour of celery. Good to chill off in hot summer time.
7. Deep fried crab meat patties (HK$98). See how dry on the outside. This is a nice deep frying technique with good oil. Very juicy inside. Must try. 8. Stir fried Kai Lan with "big earth" fish chunks HK$68. See only the selected parts of the middle stem of Kai Lan and they are evenly cut in adjacent angle.
9. Mini steamed bean paste dumpling HK$22. Chewy but not hard. Filling is very smooth. 10. Almond "tea" with egg white HK$28. Freshly ground almond with nice egg white (not overcooked at all. very silky smooth).