|Noodles with shrimp topped with shrimp roe at Tsui Wah|
For groups of people Crystal Jade on the arrival level is a good option, and I've even indulged in deep-fried chicken at Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits with a friend who was hankering for the heart-stopping food. But it's perhaps a serious misnomer because there was no spinach -- no vegetables in any case -- to be seen here.
Food at Starbucks is not very satisfying unless java is a food group, and McDonald's hardly hits the spot.
|The menu seems to look like those in other Tsui Wah outlets|
So I was surprised to find my default dining option of Maxim's was closed for renovations, but across from there was Peak Lookout even though it was no where near Victoria Peak.
The menu seemed to feature lots of Western and Asian snack items -- including poutine -- but the dishes were much more expensive than what I had in mind.
And lo and behold, next door was a new Tsui Wah Restaurant cha chaan teng and I walked in.
As the space is perched on the second floor close to the undulating roof of the airport, the eatery takes on the theme of an outdoor dining area complete with metal chairs, lamp posts and eclectically-chosen tiled floors.
I don't know the regular menu well, but the airport outlet seemed to have most of the dishes available.
My order of XO sauce with noodles, shrimp and shrimp roe came relatively quickly and was relatively satisfying. The noodles were mixed with soy sauce and the shrimp were crunchy; the only complaint would be only one stalk of choi sum.
|An airy atmosphere that inspires an outdoor cafe|
Oh and be sure to bring enough cash or enough money on our Octopus card.