On the morning of day 2 in Hong Kong, we visited Victoria Peak Garden at Victoria Peak. The hike up needs lots of stamina and I was spent at halfway point… OK quarter of the way. Satisfied? 😛 By the time we arrived back in Central, it was noon. We choose to have a fancy lunch at Kam’s Roast Goose, which has been awarded 1 Michelin star for 4 years in a row (2015-2018). I’ve dined at Bib Gourmand restaurants (also awarded by Michelin) in Japan and Hong Kong recently, but not Michelin star restaurant. This is my first time dining at a Michelin star restaurant. And I can only afford the 1 star.
When we arrived at about 12.40pm, I saw many people hanging out right outside the entrance plus a long queue snaking away to the left. I proceed to register our group of two and were given a queue number. The lady that mans the queue order shouts loudly and rudely when calling the queue numbers. I guess that’s the reason she was given the job plus it’s tough controlling throngs of customers but still… it spoils the mood.
Awards galore! 2015’s and 2016’s 1 Michelin awards.
2017’s and 2018’s 1 Michelin awards.
Anyway, while waiting for our turn, we discovered a bargained food shop called Prizemart as its neighbor. So we went in to check things out. Bought some foodstuff and quickly came back out in case our number is called. In the end, we waited for about 40 minutes.
I was surprised to find the restaurant to be quite small. I was imagining Din Tai Fung’s kinda space.
I ordered 1 plate of roast goose leg on rice and 1 plate of roast goose and suckling pig on rice, but was told that the roast goose leg is no more? Then I asked the waitress to find out whether she’s telling the truth “You don’t sell roast goose leg on rice, but if I order whole roast goose leg you will serve it?”. She said yes and told me must reserve the goose leg for others. Well, I was shocked. Aren’t we customers? Then why do you put roast goose leg on rice in the menu if you don’t want to serve to customers?
Because of that and in the midst of blanking out to this outrageous reason, I changed my order. Both my sis and me ordered the roast goose on rice combo set.
My choice: Roast goose and roast pork on rice. They provide mustard (the sauce bowl on top left) for the roast pork. The roast pork was not bad and when eaten with mustard, it was yummy. I’ve eaten better ones from my home country. The roast goose, well what can I say except I was really disappointed with it. The taste was good but the meat that I was given was tough, so tough that I had to chew very long and some I have to remove from my mouth because the meat couldn’t be broken down by my teeth. Haha
I choose preserved egg with pickled ginger aka century egg as my side dish of choice. I’ve never eaten any century eggs that is this moist, soft and gooey. It was magical! Must order yo.
My final choice is choosing soup of the day instead of drinks. I can’t remember what soup is this. Old cucumber soup is my guess. But I tell you… this soup is insane! It was very very yum and addicting. My sister ordered soup as well.
My sis’ choice: Roast goose and BBQ pork. She said everything was tasty. Her roast goose meat weren’t tough like mine. Lucky her.
Marinated cucumber as my sis’ choice of side dish. Marinated to perfection. Yum-yum!
I’m not sure how they priced our dish, but the total is HK$149. Roast goose with BBQ pork is HK$60, roast goose with roast pork, century egg and marinated cucumber is HK$72, and 2 soups for HK$17. According to the roast goose on rice combo set menu, each set is HK$72. We ordered two, so it’s supposed to be HK$144.
Overall, it was a nice meal from my sis’ point of view (good but not great) but a major letdown for my case.
Nice ambiance in the restaurant. Tsk, I visited the toilet after my meal, and woah shocked that’s its dirty, wet and smelly.
When I got back home, I only realized that the reason I came to Kam’s Roast Goose was to eat roast goose leg and suckling pig but I ended up ordering different thing. Argghh!!! Serves me right. Haha And my most memorable food from Kam’s Roast Goose is the century egg and soup!
甘牌燒鵝 Kam’s Roast Goose
G/F Po Wah Commercial Center,
226 Hennessy Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2520 1110
Opening time: 11.30am-9.30pm, daily
Nearest MTR station: Wan Chai, exit A4