Kam’s Roast Goose 甘牌燒鵝
226 Hennessy Rd, Hong Kong; Wan Chai MTR exit A4
I was warned by the HK buddy already that Kam’s Roast Goose 甘牌燒鵝 better be good if not my head will roll. Alleviated by the cooler winter weather then, I couldn’t imagine how arduous the 1hr wait would be if we had come by during the summer and I bet I would opt for a takeaway then.
Most are perhaps already familiar with Kam’s Roast Goose 甘牌燒鵝 pretty interesting history, whose boss has affiliations with those from the opulent looking 1 Michelin Star Yung Kee at Central MTR that is set to close by this year due to a family inheritance dispute – definitely reminiscent of the two mega blockbuster TVB serial dramas 家好月圆 and 溏心风暴! Then again, at least such a recipe has been preserved or even improved at this no frills eatery, earning its 1 Michelin star within a year of opening only.
Just like every other table, what else besides getting half a roast goose! Beautifully roasted to yield a juicy tender slab that is perfumed throughout with and glazed by the melted fats, the peanut infused sauce underneath it gave it an extra nutty body which resulted in an even fuller flavour! HKD $270. So delicious indeed! Quipped the HK buddy in Cantonese: 呢個比鏞記好食啲! This is actually better than Yung Kee’s!
Some of the dishes were starting to run out already by 7.30pm and feeling a little disappointed at not being able to get the char siew, we settled for half a soya chicken. Perfectly poached and marinated, this tender plate was another spot on dish for us. HKD $100.
Marinated tofu. HKD $14. This is indeed quite a proteinaceous dinner!
Making use of the dap toi concept over here (yes we were sharing the table with two Taiwanese ladies who ate faster than us), I just had to take a picture with all our food combined!
Bang for the buck, felt so satisfied after the meal with J!
And if what has been said is true, this will be the first roast goose restaurant in Singapore this year (Though I still could not understand what is taking so long for Cantonese restaurants to launch these definitely popular roast goose over here!)!
Verdict: An excellent restaurant.