Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Cantopop popped before I could submit this review

Initially I had a really long review for this but since I did not re-save my draft after thirty days I lost my draft.

Although a lot of people did not like this place, I loved this place!
I felt that this restaurant had great potential and if it opened overseas it would do great there.
Pity my review could not have been submitted earlier.

Before this place opened they had so many advertisements, even trams were plastered by Cantopop, I loved the vibrant design and it reminded me of the 1960s era.

I hardly ever eat at Cha Chaan Tengs (Chinese cafes) because the food is oily. I was attracted to this place because they used Western concepts in their cooking, and not faking Western food when it is actually Chinese.
As well as that they do not use MSG and their vegetables are sourced from known organic suppliers in the New Territories.
It was great to see this sort of food being taken to the next level.

They had so many fun items such as home made macaroni, beef jerky, sweet potato leaves, fermented beancurd and honey on toast!!!
Some of the items on the menu take you back in time too such as "Disco sweet and sour pork with rice".

Inside the restaurant it was so modern too and the plates were memorable. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★
Homemade macaroni with beef jerky When it came, it was so colourfully presented, there was purple cabbage which contrasted the dark brown macaroni.
The taste of the stir fried macaroni was amazing, there was rich black beans and thai basil taste.
Since the macaroni was homemade, it was slightly squashed at the ends.
I liked it the way they called the beef as "beef jerky". It sounds so American and basically beef jerky is the snack dried beef.
The greens they picked were tender ones too! ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★
Fried egg, Sous vide cooked BBQ pork and rice I loved the sous vide pork, it was slow cooked and extremely soft and tender.
This is probably why the Hong Kongers did not like it because they were probably expecting the usual roast pork and not for that price.
Anyway I liked it and it was fat free.
★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★
Cantopop Bomb (Scotch egg) I was surprised to see this on the menu, but on the menu there was so many other surprises and many other items I would like to try such as the Sweet potato leaves, fermented beancurd with honey on toast.
Anyway, the scotch egg was an egg encased in their homemade luncheon meat and covered in breadcrumbs.
The homemade luncheon meat was really soft and not that salty.
The egg yolk was runny which makes it better than an authentic scotch egg. For the sauce it was tomato sauce, not ketchup but home made sauce with pieces of tomato in it, and I loved that as well because it was not too sweet.
★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★

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