|BBQ pork buns|
Yum cha was the perfect option for my second lunch, and East Ocean was the one that popped out at us after we went a block back from Chinatown's super-busy mall.
Being almost 3pm, we were able to walk straight in and grab a table. On it was a picture menu which made me remember that East Ocean is an order-your-dishes-first yum cha establishment, much like most yum cha restaurants in Hong Kong now. The pictures are incredibly helpful, making it easy to order your favourites without missing it because you don't know its name or description. Since there were only 3 of us, we thought we'd start with 6 savoury options and 1 dessert, and if we hadn't ordered enough, then we could do another round of ordering on the menu card provided.
Other notables were the deep fried crescents, as they had more of a sweetness to them than I've had elsewhere (which didn't win me over), but also had lovely large pieces of prawn inside, rather than just a minced filling.
The egg tarts were beautiful and glossy and, as with everything else, came out from the kitchen fresh and hot and delicious.
|Deep fried crescents with pork and seafood|
East Ocean Restaurant
421/429 Sussex Street
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