Sunday, August 3, 2008
HK Kim Gary at Vivocity
I'm really a superlate adopter when it comes to HK-style cafes or "cha charn tang". Actually, I haven't truly embraced it as am still dubious of this brand of "fusion" cuisine.
The spicy soup noodles with beef, typhoon shelter (bi feng tang) style (S$8.50) kinda reminds me of Ajisen's ramen for some reason. But hubby says the taste grows on you. It's a HUGE portion. Wish the noodles were firmer though.
Surprisingly, the most tasty item was fries with beef mince sauce (S$3.90). The fries are very well-seasoned. Available in other different "flavours" like seaweed, curry, paprika, etc. We like this better than Carl Jr's chili cheese fries. See Nadine enjoying it in the background.
The baked cheese rice with chicken wings in two sauces (S$10.50, not worth it): this might be some people's idea of simple comfort food but it's a bit too bland for me. Skimpy on the cheese and sauces drizzled over plain, broken rice. Tong Shui Cafe's version serves fried rice, which has more flavour.
The milk tea is passable - tastes like bubble tea without the tapioca pearls. The almond milk is delightfully strong though.
We came here today after visiting MIL in the hospital (yes, she's there again, third time in six weeks). Brought both the little ones along and left my DSLR at home. I have to say the old point-and-shoot camera is still much more portable, not to mention discreet. Good for casual eateries like this, I guess.
HK KIM GARY RESTAURANT
1 Harbourfront Walk
Open daily 10am - 10pm
Posted 9:11 PM