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E Ya Ji Bakery Shop

Tina Says:

E Ya Ji Bakery Shop

The second restaurant we went to eat was (coincidentally..again) still a restaurant with Hong Kong style foods, we did choose the restaurant in random, well..actually i did, i chose it because it looks just red, yeah..you ought to know that i’m freaking red fanatic, and there’re many times i decide something in a nonsense matter of reason but just because it’s red!

The restaurant called E Ya Ji Bakery Shop, the do have name in Chinese character, but so bad i can’t write it for you guys (wo de Zhongwen bu hao :D). Although the name is with “Bakery Shop”, but it is not a bakery shop..in Taiwan, they sometime have their own standard in naming something, like in this case, we think just because they sell some kind of traditional Taiwan bakery they call them self as a bakery shop,,but trust me, it is more a restaurant than a bakery shop.It is located in No. 16, Lane 286, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd Gongguan. and we did find the website if you want to know more about it http://www.eyaji.com.tw/location.html

Unlikely the first restaurant we did the review – – the physical appearance of this restaurant is nice, and for us it’s even look like a hostel, they have kind of reception table in front, so you should tell the staff when you arrive so they will send you to the table.

The restaurant has 3 floors and each floor has capacity about 50 – 100 persons. So if you plan to have a family dinner or would like to have dinner together with colleagues, i believe this is the right place to choose

The foods, as named, are Chinese foods cooked in Hong Kong style, they provide the menu all in Chinese, but don’t worry since all the menu are with picture, so you should be able to guess what the foods are from the pictures. At the first, the price for the foods, for me was a bit more expensive than what i used to eat, it is around 150 to 450 NT per portions, for single portion is averagely at 220 NT and they also have share portions with customized cost (500, 750, 1200, depend on what you order) but then, when we saw the foods that we ordered, the price was just worth for the portion was big, since the restaurant is quite big and had a lot of costumers, the serving was not so fast, we did finish conversation about our childhood time when finally they came to serve our order.

Chinese Menu with Pictures

I ordered a plate of fried beef noddle which costed me 160 NT ( 46.500 IDR or 5.27 USD), for me it was nice, tasty, and had a lot of meat inside, if you prefer chicken than beef, they do also have the same kind of noddle with chicken which cost you 10 NT cheaper, 150NT

Fried beef noddle - 160NT

Okay, so let me put in number i have 8 point from 1 to 10
In conclusion: the foods is good, the restaurant is suitable for family gathering and kind of fancy..so..if you’d like to have family dinner or meal time with your colleagues, this should be a right place for you.

Okay..happy eating and see you in the next restaurant..

wo chi bao le…

Kiss
Tina

Leo Says:

Well, it looks like Tina already said everything about this place, so lets just talk about feelings.

The place name in Chinese is 易牙居 (Yì Yá Jū) and they have three branches: the one we visited in Gongguan, another in YongHe (永和) and the last one in TaiZhong (台中); but only the one in Gongguan was named as “Bakery shop”.

From the moment you get into the reception area you will feel weird, you wont know if they are having a party, if it is a Hotel or what; well, just don’t try to go inside and take a table because they are going to kick you out back to the reception. When you understand that you have to go to front desk and ask for a table you will get a number and the direction to a floor. However, when you get to the floor you were designated to, the waitress wont know how many are you, if someone is already waiting for you, you will wait for someone or what, so, lets say it this way, it is just too much bureaucracy to eat some noodles.

You get the menu (only in Chinese) and the waitress will push you to order a tea and to get your order. When you guess what every picture is and realize the overprice then it is too late to scape. You just point you finger to a picture and wait, wait, wait… one dish came, but keep waiting for the other, keep waiting, you start to eat you dish, your partner also eat from yours, and… there it is! you all have your food.

I ordered some shrimp Dim Sum (鮮蝦餃) first, and I was very surprised when with my first bite I realized it was all filled just with shrimps, no paste, no fish, no eggs, just shrimps. Delicious!.

Shrimp Dim Sum - 3 for 75NT (2.4 USD)

My main dish was Cantonese Style Fried Noodles with seafood (廣東炒麵), and I must confess that is in this moment when the waiting and the high price pay off. My surprise this time was at the very moment of taking a look at my dish, all full of seafood, expensive mushrooms and a lot of sauce. I know, you will think “of course it has sauce, it is HK style”; but that is not obvious in Taiwan, were it looks like people like their food a little dryer than in the south of China.

Cantonese noodles - 180NT (6 USD)

The noodles were nice cooked, all the other ingredients very tasty, but the sauce was a little too soft for me. And we could discuss for hours about adding salt to Chinese food or the salty self sufficient of the soy sauce, but I think that I don’t need healthy food from a restaurant; just bring me the good stuff! Anyway, I had to add some soy sauce to make it better. But in general the food was good.

The Pu Er tea was so so, but is ok for just 15NT.

Food: 25/30. It was good, but a bit over priced.
Service: 15/30. The waiters don’t speack English, they don’t have English menu, and the kitchen was too slow.
Ambient: 27/30. Very nice place, perfect to have a small party as they count with division to make it more private, also good for a family dinner. I think they should improve the acoustic because in some moments the noise was a little unpleasant.

Wǒmen yāo mǎidān

Leo

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2011 in Family Restaurant, Hongkong Style

 

Quan’s Hong Kong Eatery

Tina Says:

The first restaurant that we tried was a Hong Kong style food restaurant called ” Quang’s Hong Kong Eatery”. It is located at Rossevelt Rd.sec 4, Lane 24 Alley 12 No. 3

Quan's HK Eatery from outside

It is not a fancy restaurant -which you’d like to have a date-, instead It is just a small restaurant, that will be full only with 12 persons, but the place is clean, and they have the air conditioner inside -so no ‘hell burned’ when summer comes-.
This restaurant provides Chinese foods like porridge, noodle (fried and soup), vegetable cha (in Bahasa we called it tumis, and pardon me for i can’t find the word in English) with price range from 40 to 80 NT for the main dishes and 80 to 120 NT for the side dishes. You may wonder why side dishes are even more expensive than the main dishes, we did, but then we discovered why, when Leo ordered it (well..let him tell you by himself)

Quan's HK - inside

If you are foreigner and cannot speak Chinese, you don’t have to be worry, because they have the English menu, and the owner speaks a little English, so you are not supposed to find difficulty to language barrier.
And about the service, they serve the food fast, and ‘hot from the kitchen’ :p.

The menu is also provided in English

The food I ordered was Singaporean glass noddle which cost 75 NT ( +/- 22.000 IDR or 2.5 USD)

Singaporean Fried Glass Noddles - 75 NT

The noddle is high okay for me, i guess it has some curry flavor inside, and i can taste the curcuma sensation from it – that what makes the yellow color, i believe-
Unlike many other restaurants that i often complain the foods are not salty enough, the foods in this restaurant are tasty, and for you who like spicy like me, you may like this noddle, because it’s spicy enough even without adding any spicy. The portion is big..well, at least for me, i couldn’t finish it by myself and need Leo to do it.

My Conclusion for this restaurant is: if you like the Chinese – Hong Kong style foods, i would recommend this place but it’s not for a formal or special occasion, just if you want to eat good foods.
let’s make it in number, i have 7.5 from 1 to 10 scale.

That’s it! see you in the next restaurant 🙂

kisses

Tina

Leo Says:

As a foreigner, a western foreigner, I appreciate the food in a different way than Asians. I don’t like my stomach to be filled with rice when I have the money and the possibility to eat meat or vegetables. However, I think that rice can be the best friend of dishes like KongPao (宮保) or Three cups (三杯).

When Tina gave me the menu I was surprised of discovering that the “small dishes” (小吃) were a 30% more expensive that the other dishes, and of course that was the reason that made me want it. After being advised by the waitress that this small dishes had no rice, I ordered the Ginger beef (100NT, about 3.5 USD). What a surprise when I found this big dish full of beef, onions and a very strong ginger flavor.

Ginger Beef - 100 NT

As Tina said, the “hot from the kitchen”-just made beef was terrific! The perfect combination of smooth spicy from the ginger, the texture of the stir fried onions and the soft and juicy beef crowning my meal. It would be perfect with a small bowl of steamed rice, but as I knew that Tina was not going to finish her noodles I didn’t need to order it.

This place is one of the few left in GongGuan that still has fried rice, so if you were wondering were to eat it, just go to this place. They don’t sell drinks, neither have free drinks inside, so remember to bring your own. I would go back to try other small dishes. Their most famous food is porridge and the HK style fried noodles.

Food: 24/30. Is all you can expect for the prices. I liked that is juicy (HK style sauce)
Service: 22/30. The food is fast, but only one girl for about 15 persons inside and the takeouts.
Ambient: 15/30. They have aircon and TV, but you will share your table (up to 6/8 persons each) and the space is small. Is a good place for a lunch break for students or people who work around the area.

Leo

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2011 in Hongkong Style