Hong Kong has been one of my favorite international destinations for food. I have personally been there three (3) times and I still go back to this special administrative region of China. What do I look for? Roasted duck and dim sum!
Recently, I stumbled upon a new restaurant in New Manila that offers a cozy and millennial inspired place that serves authentic Hong Kong cuisine – Hong Kong Little Kitchen. I met Nelly See, the owner of the restaurant. I did a short interview with her. Please see transcript below:
TF: How did you come up with the business?
NS: I’m originally from the retail industry. During my trip back to Hong Kong last March 2018, we met with the chefs of the restaurants where we are dining at. I was impressed with how they ran the business so I decided to have my own food business. This is my new baby business.
TF: What is the concept behind the restaurant?
NS: I tried to make it more fun and suited for millennial generation. It has a very modern and cute vibe of 20-30 seating capacity while maintaining the classic and authentic taste of the food.
TF: What are your current best sellers?
NS: Currently, Asado Rice Topping and HK Roasted Duck are some of our best sellers. The rest are bonus. We try to do a limited menu and control the quality of our food. We also have our own blend of Iced Tea.
During my visit, I was able to try the following items:
Spicy Shrimp Wanton
This dish was really close to my heart as I usually eat dim sum at night. It was not too spicy and it was cooked properly. The big bonus here would be the size! Serving size is perfect for 1-2 persons. I’ll give this one a HIT.
White Chicken and Soy Chicken
I’m a big fan of chicken and I got to try two versions during my visit: (1) White Chicken and (2) Soy Chicken. I prefer the latter than the former since it’s more flavorful and it’s tastier. White Chicken is best when dipped with homemade ginger sauce. The Soy Chicken can be eaten with or without the sauce but I prefer it with one. Isn’t it refreshing with more ginger on it? I’ll give these two dishes a HIT.
Who doesn’t love a hefty amounts of Lechon Macau? It was very crispy and not too oily. It was dipped with mustard which gives a natural kick to it. As per Nelly See, an authentic lechon macau will always be dipped in mustard rather than in vinegar or soy sauce. What I also love about the dish is that you get a crispy skin while the meat itself is juicy. This one is an ACE for me.
HK Roasted Duck
This was the star of my visit. If there’s one dish that stands out, it was the HK Roasted Duck. The texture was perfect and it was uniformly cut into bite size pieces. It was roasted three (3) times to ensure that you get the most of the flavor. It was complemented with plum sauce as a dip. The restaurant cooks it like a goose so you get a much more in depth flavor. My verdict? An ACE for this amazing dish.
Beef Kenchi Noodle
Well, I finished this dish really quick! Apart from the handmade fresh noodles, the soup base was really tasty! There’s a catch though! This noodles are so good that the chef only serve limited bowls for the day. I got the last one! Just an FYI, they only serve twenty five (25) bowls per day. Lucky #25 indeed! I absolutely love the texture and taste of the beef. What can I say, it got an ACE!
To know more about the restaurant, visit them at Sonema Square, 44 N. Domingo St., New Manila, Quezon City. They are open from 11 AM to 11 PM. They have a dedicated take out counter for party and family gathering needs.
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34 thoughts on “Roasted Duck at Hong Kong Little Kitchen”
All this food looks so good! I would love to give Little Kitchen a try. They certainly know their food!
The foods look awesome. The duck meat looks very tender. I would like to go HKLK when I visit next time. Thanks for sharing!
Wow lahat sila masarap yung HK roasted duck ang gusto ko ma try
Those shrimp wantons look amazing! What a fun experience too!
Hong Kong Little Kitchen sounds like an awesome place to eat! I am definitely sure my family would love to try their food, specially my teen who love duck!
I’m heading to HK in a few weeks and this post has made me super excited! I’m such a foodie and cannot wait to experience all of the local foods.
Thanks for the review at this spot. I only had duck once and when I ate meat I actually like it!
YUM! Little Kitchen’s food looks and sounds amazing! I love Hong Kong duck and the Beef Kimchi noodles look so goooood!
The food from this restaurant looks delicious. I like the concept for the place as well.
The spicy shrimp wonton looks delicious! I’d like to check this place out whenever I’m in the area.
I have never tried duck before but I have always wanted to. This looks like it would be so good!
I’d like to visit Hong Kong. I love that you go back for the food.
Wow, this duck looks so moist and flavorful!! I know my husband would really love the food from this place.
sounds like a great place to eat a
I would love to try that spicy shrimp wanton, that looks so good. I haven’t been in Hongkong, hopefully someday I could visit.
If I hadn’t read “duck,” I would surely dig in. 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t eat duck and I don’t know why. They said duck tastes better than chicken but that will always be a mystery to me.
Nice photos! They surely made me hungry!
love learning about other areas I may never get to and trying food and recipes thanks for sharing looks great
Hong Kong kitchen looks like an awesome joint. And roasted ducks are our favorite dish during Christmas in Eastern parts of India.
I am over here salivating over it all! Can you believe I have never tried duck before? It does look really tasty!
All the dishes look so tasty! My personal fave is the shrimp. It’s been quite sometime I had shrimps. 😊
I like roasted chicken and roasted duck isn’t too far out from it. :0)
My husband would love this! I’m going to send him this link now, haha! I’m more of a shrimp gal, but Duck is sooo good too!
I have never and probably will never eat duck. But my husband loves it.
I’d like to visit Hong Kong for eats and cultural attractions. I’m glad you have a restaurant you love for Dim Sum and Duck in New Manila. 🙂
Hong Kong Little Kitchen looks to have a cozy atmosphere. I’d love to try the roasted duck.
Sounds like one delicious place to visit! I would love to try their best sellers!
The shrimp wanton’s sound delicious. In fact, everything looks scrumptious on that menu!
Wow, that roasted duck looks perfect! What a lovely dinner!
The spicy shrimp wanton look so delicious! Oh and the beef kenchi too. I would love to try dining in this restaurant if only it was not halfway around the globe!
All the dishes are presented so well. I am a veg but I shall recommend it to my friend.
The Lechon Macau is a winner! Crispy and juicy at the same time. I haven’t tried dipping it in mustard though. My usual dip is a mix of light soy sauce and wasabi paste. I will have to try this restaurant if I find myself around the New Manila area.
Sounds like you had a delicious time!
I’m not a fan of duck but this definitely looks and sounds like a delicious meal. Would the same recipe work with another kind of meat?
I would love to go to Hong Kong and try true authentic Asian cuisine. And how wonderful is it to be able to have dim sum at night? I’m part Chinese and even in NY, dim sum ends by 2ish in the afternoon. So cool you could have it much later!
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