San Hing Praya St, Cheung Chau
Visited 1st October 2008
Chung Chau is becoming a favourite place to take visitors. The mix of tranquil forest paths, decent beaches, temples, an old town and busy fishing port makes for a good day out. I've had pretty good luck with the seafood restaurants along San Hing Praya St and while nothing outstanding this strip of alfresco eateries seems to dish up pretty decent Cantonese seafood. This time I picked Delicious Seafood Restaurant because of the mass of locals filling the place - all I might add who looked more like pirates than fisherman. We plonked ourselves on the plastic outdoor tables; the perfect place for observing harbour life on a busy spring afternoon.
The menu at Delicious Seafood Restaurant has all the expected Cantonese dishes with a leaning towards seafood; fresh tanks of which decorate the front of the restaurant. We ordered fried rice, a roast pigeon, some fried beef with onions and the mandatory salt and pepper squid. The food was pretty good. The rice and pigeon were OK, the beef a little too sweet, but tender and the crispy fried calamari deliciously fresh. A couple of big bottles of Tsingtao for $25 each were definitely a bit of winner.
Delicious Seafood Restaurant is a decent enough place to stop for a feed. The staff were friendly, though like all the restaurants along this strip they did tend to have a bit of hustle about them; there’s plenty of menu holding employees touting to innocent out for a stroll. The food was pretty good, and fair value at about $80 each including a couple of beers. There was nothing really wrong with Delicious Seafood Restaurant, but I'm not sure if there was anything about it special enough to draw me back.