Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hong Fat BBQ Restaurant, Adelaide (SA) by Big FIl

First of all I should admit to a slight prejudice.  I lurve good Hong Kong style bbq meats.  Pork, chicken, duck, goose (which you rarely see here), it's all good.  And when you see BBQ in the name of a Hong Kong style restaurant it's a pretty good sign that the bbq meats are what you want to order.  That was pretty much our experience at Hong Fat - the greater the proportion of bbq meats in the dish the better the dish.

Hong Fat is simple in set up and moderately busy when we visited, with around half the tables in use.  It's got the typical dishes with photos pinned to the wall, generic brown tables and chairs and the usual suspect condiments on every table.  Fairly typical for a low end Chinese Restaurant in the city really.

Being fairly hungry we ordered three of my favourite dishes to share between two.  One, unfortunately, wasn't really up to speed.  This was the beef tendon hot pot, which was small and greatly lacking in the beef tendon which I like so much.  Guess I should have just followed my instincts and stuck to the bbq meats.

The bbq pork omelette on the other hand was exceedingly generous.  The egg was nicely cooked, the pork moist as was the rice, which is occasionally not the case with this dish.  If you are looking for something with a bit of carbohydrate heft to fill an empty stomach - maybe even enough for two to share for lunch on its own - this would be a good choice.

The dish which would have me returning though was the siu yuk (crispy skinned pork) and the cha siu (bbq pork).  The cha siu was moist, with good meaty flavours if a little sweeter than normal.  The siu yuk though was delicious, with just a hint of fatty goodness sitting under the crunchy pork skin, reminiscent of the finest pork crackling.

A generous and pretty decent feed for the price.  I must admit that it did feel a little weird just being handed a fork and spoon without even being asked if we would like to use chopsticks but then it's not really any biggy.  Would be happy to return but next time just order big plates of pork, duck and whatever other meats were hanging in the window.  And apparently Friday and Saturday they have suckling pig!

Food - 7
Ambience - 6
Service - 6.5
Price - 7.5

75 Grote Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: (08) 8410 0908

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