Friday, July 12, 2013

French roast chicken now at Sai Ying Pun

La Rotisserie (Western District)
Thanks to La Rotisserie for inviting me to try their new shop in Sai Ying Pun.
I have always been a fan of their roast chicken and roast potatoes, and now their quiches as well

The new joint is located on the Third Street in Sai Ying Pun with dizzying views of the Hong Kong sea and buildings beneath it.
It is conveniently located next to the new escalators where you can see the sea on the way up and strange old buildings too!!

The Sai Ying Pun area is interesting and somewhat surreal!!! I wonder where the new Chippy is located???

What makes La Rotisserie so special is that the chickens are roasted on a rotisseries which perfectly roasts the chicken as it is rotating and the chicken essense is collected on the tray below onto the potatoes giving deliciously crisp chicken flavoured roasted potatoes.

The chicken they source are corn fed, free range chickens.

Apart from Roast chicken they also sell some irresistable French mustards and candies from La Madeleine de Proust.

The pates were tempting because they were only $38 per jar but as I had somewhere to go afterwards I did'nt buy them otherwise I would have bought the chicken and mushroom and the deer pate.
Roast chicken:

The roast chicken was succulent, juicy and tender flavoured by their delicious herbs.
Mustard chicken (flavour of the month):
The new flavour was chicken covered in mustard.
I would have loved more mustard because I could'nt quite taste it.

There were three quiches and the tomato and cheese was simple and my favourite.
One of the best quiches in Hong Kong because it is authentic.
Carrot and cumin soup:

I love anything with cumin so the carrot and cumin soup was delicious, and their soups are vegetarian which is good because for Vegetarians they can just get a quiche and soup to complete their meal.
Croque monsieur:

This is also my favourite which I did not try at the Sheung Wan branch!
Again another authentic one that does not taste sweet like the local ones.
Apple almond:

I was really lucky to try this as well because it was really delicious.
It was not too sweet and the filling was a bit like custard with pieces of apple in it.
It was really fascinating watching people from all walks of life there.
There were quite a lot of elderly people living in that area and I was so surprised to see a frail old man buy half a chicken from La Rotisserie because the locals I have met are not really adventurious with new foods and for a frail old man to fork out $100!!!!!

On leaving, it was so nice of them to give us a goodie bag filled with goodies:
There was a jar of mustard and candies from La Madeleine de Proust

La Madeleine de Proust candies:
PATIENCE sweet round biscuits:rose and peach.
CROQ’AMOURS bite-size crunchy clouds of meringue: raspberry and coffee.
DÉLICE À LA ROSE: heart-shaped biscuits: rose and almond
ÉTOILE À LA CANNELLE: spicy cinnamon, sweet almonds and Alsatian spices, these star-shaped biscuits come from Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market.

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