All that sugar left me with a growling stomach and an intense craving for something salty. Yes, as in actual food please, instead of candied meat xD It was a good thing that my travelling companions also had dinner on the mind, and we soon found ourselves seated at a Yakiniku Gyu-kaku, a Japanese-style BBQ restaurant on the first floor of Windsor House.
This picture was taken after we'd eaten. Check out all the people waiting in line!
We'd arrived at the restaurant around 5:30pm, before the main dinner rush. The management staff were very accommodating in seating us even though we had no reservation. We were told that it was fine as long as we were done by 7pm, which was cool with us. We were hungry, and eating fast posed no problem at all.
This was not the first time we'd eaten at Gyu-kaku. We had dined previously at one of its stores in Tokyo, and enjoyed the food there immensely. The space in the Tokyo restaurant was more cramped, and we were seated tatami-style there. By comparison, the Hong Kong store at Windsor House was bigger, more open in design, and had better ventilation.
Embarrassing factoid: see my collar? It's actually detachable. A Korean innovation. Hence, the odd positioning of my sweater underneath it. Cat's outta the bag now xD
We ordered a variety of meats and vegetables to grill:
Separate serve of shiitake mushrooms
Pork cheek with plum sauce
Premium skirt steak with salted butter
Harami (skirt steak)
Beef liver, beef tripe and pork intestine
Premium Wagyu platter #1
Premium Wagyu platter #2
A selection of dipping sauces were provided
We were still hungry after all that meat, so we ordered two soup dishes as well:
Noodle in soup with leek and sesame in stone pot
Soy milk soup with beef in stone pot
Phew, full now! But wait...what about desserts?
Mango madness at Hui Lau Shan
After doing some more shopping at the Times Square shopping mall, we made a stop at Hui Lau Shan (Healthy Dessert Restaurant) for a bit of late-night sugar rush. I don't know about the "healthy" part, but we sure got a good fix of mango! Almost all the options on the menu had mango in some form. There was mango sorbet, mango ice cream, chilled mango soup, mango mochi, mango cake...mango, mango, and more mango!
We ordered a few desserts to share. The one shown above is a large scoop of mango sorbet covered with fresh fruit, including, you guessed it, mango pieces :D We also ordered a chilled mango soup with mango ice cream and mochi:
As well as a tasting platter of various mango dishes:
I <3 mochi!
Someone also ordered a watermelon and mango drink. I was too stuffed to even contemplate trying it.
That's all for now! Part 5 coming soon...