Hokkien Food in Hong Kong
Hokkien food has always been near and dear to my heart since my paternal grandfather is from there. Hokkien food aka Fujian food is a Chinese cuisine from Fujian province in China. Hokkien cooking uses a lot of seafood, mushrooms, and mushrooms. There's a lot of boiling, steaming, and braising typically found in the cuisine. I usually like to eat the street style Hokkien food, but after learning that a new upscale Hokkien restaurant opened in Hong Kong, I knew I had to go check it out. So I hopped off the plane very jet lagged and went straight to Putien in near Lee Gardens. Putien is very modern and has a lovely decor and ambiance. It's a Hokkien Restaurant from Singapore. It's become quite the chain over there in Singapore actually. You can pretty much find it in all the bigger shopping centers. Putien's taking over! This Lee Gardens location is actually the only location in Hong Kong. So what did I order?
Appetizer consisted of peanuts and seaweed. Nothing special right? Actually, the seaweed was really good. Maybe I was just hungry from all the airplane food. I was most excitied to try Putien's deep fried pig’s trotters with salt and pepper along. I loved how they came with gloves to keep your hands clean! So thoughtful! Or maybe they just didn't want to end up giving me a bunch of napkins. This dish can definitely get pretty messy!Putien only uses 7-inch pig’s trotter for this dish. 7 is apparently the magic number. The pig feet were delicious. The skin was crispy and the meat was filled with flavor. The cartilage was jelly-like. It smelled so good! It burnt my hands though! Even with the glove, the trotter was extremely hot. There were a number of bones in each trotter, but I didn't mind it too much. It didn't take a lot of effort to eat. The meat pretty much fell from the skin.I also really liked the pot of homemade chili sauce at each table. Sweet, sour, and spicy! Very authentic! Sriracha, who?The second dish I ordered was the seafood stewed sweet potato noodle. I love sweet potato noodles and this was no exception. The dish was not too heavy or too chewy, which is something that tends to happen with sweet potato noodles. Perfection! At this point, I was ready for dessert. I was extremely full. I really wanted to order the Drunken Cockles. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to. The Drunken Cockles are apparently marinated in a special garlic sauce, then topped with garlic flakes and chillies. For dessert, I was wooed by this gorgeous purple sweet potato with pumpkin cream. Who doesn't love ube? If you follow my IG account you know that I love anything ube. This dessert was delicious, abiet a tiny portion!
Check it out yourself at:
Shop A, 7/F,Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay