Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Prosperity Kitchen

C says:

Prosperity Kitchen (or Mun Hung Lau) sort of sticks out like a sore thumb amidst the bars and Japanese restaurants along Mohamed Sultan Road. This is a Hong Kong cha chan teng opened by 3 TVB stars.

We walked in to an empty restaurant on Tuesday night, and only 3 more people arrived over the course of our meal. I was nursing a bad throat, so decided on something soupy and ordered the beef brisket noodle soup. Having read that they’d poached their roast meat chef from Crystal Jade, A had the 4 Treasures roast meat rice, which consisted of char siew, roast duck, salted chicken and assorted pot-stewed meat.

The beef brisket noodle was pretty good – the meat was quite tender, and soup was thick and flavourful and I like the texture of the noodles.

Unfortunately A’s rice was a complete let-down and a rip-off. The roast duck and salted chicken portions were all bone and hardly any meat, and the “assorted pot-stewed meat” turned out to be gizzards and duck feet/webs, and not very well stewed either – they were hard and chewy.

A’s dinner was slightly redeemed by the ah balling that he ordered, but it took so long to arrive that our spirits were sinking by the minute.

They have a pretty comprehensive menu with some other dishes that I wouldn’t mind trying, so I won’t exactly write them off yet. But they seriously need to clean up their act if they want to compete with the more established restaurants along the stretch. Frankly, I think it’s just the wrong location. There isn’t enough demand in the area to sustain this kind of food if it’s not exceptional. They should have opened at The Sail instead, which I think is sorely in need of an Asian restaurant like this.

A says:

It’s okay. Nothing great.

Prosperity Kitchen
15 Mohamed Sultan Road
Tel: 6884-8888
Sun to Thurs: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm and 6 pm – 10.30 pm
Fri to Sat: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm and 6 pm – 1.30 am

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