Shek Si is a very modest restaurant located in the older residential area in town. I don't normally go to this part of town but I am told this is where all the "crouching tigers, hidden dragons" are. I should explore this area more and broaden my horizons.
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We saw this poster and decided to try their signature dishes (招牌菜). I still remembered vividly how the boss lady echoed our choice and said "if you come to our place, you should always try our signature dishes!" AMEN!
I prefer a restaurant that has a small menu but excels in their offerings than a restaurant with a large menu but everything is only average. For instance, Cheesecake Factory. One of the thing I don't like about Cheesecake Factory is their huge menu. Just stick to cheesecakes and maybe a few entrees, your customers will thank you! Less is more.
|Some of the whelks are too big. |
The best size for this kind of whelk is right around 1 inch
The boss lady told us mantis shrimp (瀨尿蝦) is sold out for the night so we got bombay duck (九肚魚) instead. You must be wondering - a fish with a name bombay "duck"?! Yup, I spent quite a while Googling it too. (The scientific name for this fish is harpodon nehereus or harpoon nehereus.) This is one of the ugliest fish existed but it's really tasty when it's dredged, deep fried, and coated in salt and Sichuan pepper. Serves with Worcester sauce.
We saw this deep fried taro chips on our neighbors' table and we have to have it. LOVED IT!!!
FTC Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this restaurant and I paid for my meal.