Good BBQ Pork – Char Siu is not that difficult to find. Siu Mei’s are often hit or miss. If you are polite and ask the right questions, you can more than often get a good cut of the BBQ Pork. But sometimes you just get the ideal slice . . . and that’s when you feel things are just right. At Fu Sing Sharkfin restaurant, I had the best BBQ pork EVER!
Mr. J had found Fu Sing, through his friends, and insisted a visit. Fu Sing is traditional Cantonese Seafood restaurant specializing in shark fin soup. Located in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong, this establishment has the elaborate and fancy decor that old school locals would go for special events.
We started off with the Shark fin and Crab soup had a thick broth with the white crab and shark fin meat. This divine soup was prepared and served nearby for effect and presentation. Typically you usually add a little vinegar to enhance the taste. But this soup, as recommended by the staff, didn’t need it. And they were right, it did not need it. The shark fin had a delicate flavor with the creamy texture of the meat.
Next we had the classic and local favorite, braised ox tail. With a thick sweet and savory sauce, the ox tail boasted tender meat, still with some good texture. I am more partial to a an ox tail that is a bit more tender with meat falling off the bone. But regardless, the taste and flavors were still quite good.
The token vegetable dish was the broccoli with garlic. This was actually a really good dish with the abundant diced garlic. The broccoli, which was stir-fried, retained its consistently without the snapness crunch.
The hand packed tofu with Chinese broccoli was a surprisingly yummy dish. We weren’t sure what the brown football shaped mystery item was, till we asked. Then we bit into the slightly savory tofu and realized it was actually pretty tasty.
I had to save the best for last. I know Mr. J specifically asked for a more of a evenly fatty cut of the BBQ pork, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. This large plate of BBQ pork arrived on our table, which made me giddy with excitement. I quickly eyed an end piece with more burnt edges. Then after picking it up and placing into my mouth. . .I heard moans and groans from my other dining partners, indicating supreme acceptance. I, soon, was moaning, about great bite. It was really really good. There was the right amount of fat to bring moistness and proper texture. There was excellent flavor with the honey, soy, and sugar combination. It was just right.
I am not sure if I would return to Fu Sing, since they are a seafood restaurant. But I know if I did, I would probably try to get an order of the BBQ pork to go.
Note: The best BBQ pork I have ever had prior, was in the city of Guangzhou about 10 years ago. They had the BBQ pork deep fried to add another level of texture, which was unbelievable. I am not sure I will ever find this restaurant again.
What to Order: BBQ Pork and Shark Fin Soup
What not to Order:
Price Range 3 $/¥/NT
Fu Sing Shark Fin Seafood Restaurant
1/F, Sunshine Plaza, No. 353 Lockhart Road,, Wan Chai
+852 2893 0881