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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Shamrock Seafood Restaurant
G/F., 223 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
2735 2271

My mom’s friend recommended this restaurant for its morning dim sum as it’s very value for money. Most of the dim sum are sold at half price if you order before 11am!

The Ma Er Bao (HKD$11.80+/SGD$2.10+) is very nice! It’s filled with crushed peanuts and salty egg yolk so this is both sweet and savory.

My favourite is the Ma La Gao (HKD$11.80+/SGD$2.10+). It’s very soft and not too sweet.

The Char Siew Cheong Fun (HKD$15.80+/SGD$2.80+) has a lot of filling and tasted alright.

I was a little disappointed by the Fried Fish Cakes (HKD$15.80+/SGD$2.80+) because the Chinese description made it sound so nice. But they are just normal fish cakes.

The Fried Yam Cake (HKD$8.80+/SGD$1.60+) is good and fragrant.

My parents ordered the Pearl Chicken (HKD$17.80+/SGD$3.20+).

It’s somewhat similar to the Lo Mai Kai we have in Singapore. I was not interested in this because it's rice.

The Fried Shrimp Rolls (HKD$11.80+/SGD$2.10+) are good! It’s very crispy and I counted about 4 whole prawns in each roll.

The Spinach Dumplings (HKD$11.80+/SGD$2.10+) is quite nice. There’s a lot of spinach and prawns in it but the skin is a little thick.

For desserts, we have the Coconut Cakes (HKD$8.80+/SGD$1.60+). These are like jelly and not too sweet.

The Green Bean Soup (HKD$11.80+/SGD$2.10+) has seaweed in it. Again, I was misled by the Chinese description as I thought it’s green bean paste instead of soup.

Business appears to be quite good as there were still many people there when we left at almost noon.

This restaurant is really cheap and good! The total bill is only (HKD$154/SGD$28) even though we ate so much. The restaurant is located at the ground floor of the Shamrock Hotel so it’s really easy to find.


11:36 AM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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