Hong Kong BBQ is located on Francis Street in Northbridge, an average sized Chinese restaurant that has been around for ages as far as I can remember. It is right opposite another Chinese restaurant that has been around for ages too, Joy Garden (click on the restaurant’s name for a review of this restaurant).
Hong Kong BBQ is famous for its bbq and roasted meats. It looks like a typical Hong Kong restaurant, with minimal decoration, a large painting on the wall of eight Koi fish in a pond which, in the Chinese tradition symbolises abundance, a tank full of live seafood and hanging roasted pork/bbq pork/roasted duck etc at the front window.
These bbq and roasted meats are quite a sight walking pass the restaurant along with the chef butchering them up. There are meats such as violin duck, soya sauce chicken, roast pigeon, bbq pork, roast pork, roast duck and many more.
For those that are not a fan of bbq and roasted meats, they also serve a variety of Chinese dishes so never fear. For dinner that night, we had:
- 2 x plates of Roast Combination Platter
- Cantonese Style Fillet Steak
- Sizzling Japanese Tofu
- Peking Pork Spare Ribs
- Seafood Beancurd Claypot
- Spinach with Three Styled Egg (I made this name up as I can’t remember what it’s called)
For the Roast Combination Platter, we ordered two plates of the same combination of roast duck, roast pork and barbequed pork. This is how much we like the roast meats there! There’s a choice of 2, 3 or 4 combination with a small platter costing $22 and a large $28.
I must say, the roast pork and roast duck in this place are awesome! The roast pork was tender with just the right amount of top layer fat and crispy skin. Yum! The roast duck was crispy with juicy meat and went so well dipped in plum sauce. My all time favourite food! I didn’t have too much of the bbq pork though as the ones here really can’t compare with those I had in Malaysia.
All the dishes turned out really good and are substantial servings too. I liked the tenderness of the steak in the Cantonese Style Fillet Steak, stir fried with onions and the crispiness of the Peking Pork Spare Ribs. Both of these dishes have a thick and sweet sauce so they must be consumed with steamed rice.
The dish that I liked the best that night was the Spinach cooked with Three Different Eggs. I didn’t quite catch the name of this dish when my friend ordered it (plus it was ordered in chinese) but this veggie dish is really delicious. It’s basically spinach cooked with normal egg, century egg and salted egg – has a unique taste and I like the abundance of sauce which is always nice with steamed rice. I have to find out the name of this dish so that I can order it again next time!
Hong Kong BBQ is always a safe restaurant to go to for a nice Chinese meal as you will always get consistent yummy dishes, you can’t really go wrong here. Service is quite good and food gets served quick too! It’s no wonder it’s been around for ages!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
Hong Kong BBQ
Telephone: 08 9228 3968
Address: 76 Francis Street, Northbridge