Cuisine Cuisine, Hong Kong
Check out the high chair the boy got to sit on! It's got to be the coolest high chair design I've encountered yet:
The adults ordered one dish each, and shared in the middle banquet-style. I felt a little pressure from the manager to order appetisers, so I got one that he recommended. That was plenty of food, with some fried rice leftover. I think that if hubby wasn't on his cutting phase, we would have needed to order at least one more dish. All the dishes ordered were labelled as Chef's Recommendation.
Hubby ordered the Honey-glazed Barbecued pork. Nicely done with plenty of flavour. The meat wasn't too fatty which was a pleasant surprise:
My friend ordered the Braised Seasonal Vegetables with Bamboo Piths and Shrimp Roe Sauce. The 'seasonal vegetable' was spinach, which paired quite well with the silky texture of the bamboo pith. We all expected a dish made with bamboo shoot, not a fungus, but this dish was well received, particularly my friend's 2-year-old girl. I liked it, but hubby thought it was only okay (he may prefer to describe the texture as slimy, not silky, and he isn't a big fan of that texture):
I chose the Deep-fried Mashed Taro Ring filled with assorted vegetables. Yam ring is one of our favourite dishes, but it has been years since we had one. This was a good version, and it was my favourite dish that night. The vegetables were briefly stir-fried and lightly seasoned, so they were crisp and crunchy, and the yam ring was crispy but not oily:
Fried Red Rice with Scallops and Seafood - the red rice grain added a slightly crunchy texture and nutty flavour, and seafood pieces were generously scattered throughout the rice. Quite nice, but I thought the seasoning was a bit too subtle:
I need to get my head around the idea of fine dining Chinese, and a meal at Cuisine Cuisine was a good way to help me. It wasn't as expensive as I'd expected it to be, and the bill came to around HK$300 per person, including some drinks. Tokyo and the playgroup my friend and I were a part of do seem like a lifetime ago, and It was great to see my friend and her little girl again (and meet her husband and her son too).
Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira