Noelle Mikazuki

The Awesome One

Nov 8, 2016

3D2N Hong Kong Trip - [2016] Places NOT to eat in Hong Kong

Like many of you, I've done ample research on 
And it led me to quite a few places (it was just 3D2N, couldn't fit every eating place in) and I gotta say that some were honestly good but the following few that I'm about to mention, 

These are places that I strongly DO NOT recommended

1. Zhang Ji Xiang Gang Zai Yu Dan Wang [章記香港仔魚蛋王]

If you did a Google on this, you'd see a whole chunk of GOOD reviews on this place. 

The interior was clean to be fair. But the atmosphere was very intense. Ordering staffs actually gets frustrated at you when you can't pronounce the order well and if you spend even 1s of the time re-discussing while they're at your table EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT A PEAK HOUR.

And they all acted as if you owed them a million bucks.
They really need to learn how to SMILE or at least have a better tone to their customers.

Customer service aside, here comes the disappointing food.

This was not too bad to be fair - a little too salty but that's fine. 

What was most disappointing about was their FAMOUS dish - the fish balls.

Like really, they named themselves "FISH BALL KING" yet their signature dish tasted so awful.
The fish ball was chewy but not in a positive note, the texture was like chewing on rubber from your school's tuck shop - the cheap kind of rubber.

Never have I eaten a fish ball noodle so bad. 

And the plate of vegetables add on they recommended - normal but with heavy pesticide taste. 

The meal was really cheap, though, and I guess you get what you pay for.

Location: ★★★☆☆
Atmostphere: ★★☆☆☆
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★☆☆☆☆
Customer Service: ☆☆☆☆☆

Total: ★★☆☆☆


2. Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose [深井陳記燒鵝專門店]

I was actually really looking forward to dining here because Lady Iron Chef actually blogged a good review about this particular brand so I was REALLY EXCITED for some good goose since Singapore doesn't sell any. But I was SO utterly disappointed at both the food and service.

This was probably the WORST place I've visited in Hong Kong.

The skin was tasty and crisp but the meat was so tough and had a very foul smell of blood - probably didn't clean it well or handle it well. I was so disappointed. 

I don't even know what words to describe that disgusting sausage.

What's worse was their customer service.
It took them more than 10 mins to catch their attention (and I had to go up to them to ask to take an order), and while ordering, they were totally distracted as they conversed between their own staffs - casual chats. They gave us cheap stares - probably think we're from China or what and their actions were really turn-off. They literally threw the cutleries and plates (with food) onto the table.

Most absurd customer service I've ever seen in so many countries' cafes/restaurants I've been to.

Location: ★★☆☆☆
Atmostphere: ★☆☆☆☆
Price: ★★★☆☆
Food Quality: ★☆☆☆☆
Customer Service: ☆☆☆☆☆

Total: ★☆☆☆


I think I've never written such an article on overseas cafes/restaurants before but these were really disappointing with a add on of horrendous customer service. 

But nonetheless, food is very subjective and what might seem bad for me might seem good for you.
So if you don't mind being treated like you loaned from them millions of bucks, you can head over to try the food out for yourself if it's along your itinerary. It's definitely not worth a special visit.


Of course, with the bad, comes the good
I'll be blogging about the better ones in my next post so..stick around ;)

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