Chiu Fook Steam Stone Pot – Hong Kong, China
Rating: 1 (not edible) to 5 (food heaven!): A Solid 4
My first time having Steamed Hot Pot and it was amazing!!!
You can pick the seafood yourself or pick from a set menu.
I heard this is a new trend… while savoring all the sweetness of the seafood, the steam causes the seafood to sweat & dripped to the bottom of the casserole to make one EPIC pot of “jook” aka congee!! Each seafood is set to a 3-4 min timer so it won’t be over cooked – your server will attend to each dish and serves it to you.
The seafood were all fresh, delicious and very yummy! My favorite has to be the abalone and scallop – once cooked, dip it in a ginger zest & garlic soy seasoning. I added my own spin with hot chili oil, cilantro and hot pepper! IT IS ABSOLUTELY DELISH! Mmm…
– Big Flower Crab (2)
– Razor clams (a dozen)
– Flower clams (a dozen)
– Little neck clams (a dozen)
– Scallops on shell (8)
– Tiger Prawns (8)
– Abalone (8)
– Chinese broccoli
– Seasoned Free Range Chicken (comes last)
– Abalone & Chicken innards for the jook (at the end!)
As we all know – seafood is expensive no matter which country you’re in, however in Hong Kong – it is still cheaper than the states! I can’t even afford having abalone for dinner in NYC – let alone having it 3 nights in a row! Party of 8, total bill about $275 USD – not bad considering all the delicious seafood we had!
The only reason why I gave it 4 stars – the service was just OK – we had a really good waiter but he had to take care of like 4 tables… not manageable when he has to meet a timer & run to each table. We had a 2nd waiter mid-meal and he wasn’t very nice – spills & splashes… ugh. Pretty much ignored us and let us to serve ourselves at the end. No worries – there’s no tipping in HK (it’s already included in your meal) – so no anxiety about giving them an undeserving 20% gratuity!