One night, Poul and I were craving Peking duck and I remembered checking out about Spring Deer, which remained in Tsim Sha Tsui, not far from our hotel. Spring Deer lies in an old, used structure, and from the street, it looks more like a factory outlet sale or a location for underground clubbing.
The dining establishment is one stair up, and the entire staircase was full of individuals awaiting a table. We squeezed our method up to the counter and put our name on the waiting list before we went back down once again to wait our turn. I think we waited on around 40 minutes, however the smell was so luring that we didn’t even think about leaving. As we moved even more up in the line, we might see how duck after duck were brought to the tables and sliced, and just the sight of it made my stomach roar “I WANT THIS”.
The finest Peking duck (and the worst service) I’ve ever had was at Private Cooking Area in Beijing a number of years earlier, however Spring Deer is absolutely in the very same league. At Spring Deer, the duck is sliced at your table, and the delicious, bite-sized pieces had crispy skin and great deals of fat beneath. I understand a few of you may find it gross, however when it concerns roast duck and char siu (Chinese barbecued pork), the more fat, the better, if you ask me. Have you ever tried duck fat french fries? Delicious!
In general, I discovered eating in restaurants in Hong Kong quite costly, however Spring Deer was an exception. I think we paid around 300KHD for an entire duck, and despite the fact that Poul and I both included a huge hunger, we couldn’t complete it. I don’t mind splurging on great food, and Peking duck is normally not the most inexpensive item on the menu, so the price level at Spring Deer was a pleasant surprise. Rather, my wallet wept, when it believed about just how much money it had shelled out on bad food in the start of the trip.
Prior To our Hong Kong journey, I didn’t do a lot of research study since I simply understood I would love the city. Instead I was fantasizing about delicious street food and amazing neighborhood gems. Well guess what: There’s practically no street food stalls in the main parts of Hong Kong. According to a friend, who resides in Hong Kong, it hasn’t always been like that, but over the last few years it has ended up being so pricey to lease street area for food stalls, so it isn’t a successful method to earn a living any longer.
Spring Deer, 2F 42 Mody Roadway, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 23664012, Hours: Mon-Sun: 6pm-11pm