Sunday, June 21, 2009

HK's Café de Coral vs. Fairwood

Some pork and soup set

I normally try to avoid Café de Coral, a local fast food chain that is quite big around Hong Kong. But I was so exhausted from our adventures last night that convenience took a much higher priority over quality today. And the thing that I so desperately needed to help soothe my aching stomach was a hot bowl of soup, which came with this rice set. The pork was so unattractively tough that I barely ate the stuff, although the soup was what I needed, even if it was a bit salty.

Wanton Mee

I still wanted more soup though, so upon reaching the airport, I skipped past my usual A. Hereford Beefstouw and Caviar House, and found Fairwood, which is apparently one of Café de Coral's rivals. This piping hot bowl of soup also helped calm the system, but for some reason, it was also really salty. I'm not sure why.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if this is true or not but my mom ( a traditional chinese lady) always tells me that I have yeet hay (too much heat or yang) when I say things taste salty. Perhaps you are a little dehydrated so things taste salty to you?

EatTravelEat said...

At least the food looks good- way better than most fast food places. The pork though looks really thick but small too. I've been to Hong Kong so many times but I have never eaten at both of these places! I need to visit them...