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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:11 am 
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Adam writes:

"RE-THINK. Because the best things in life are free, and because we want to bring together as many people as possible, we are SCRAPPING the cover charge and encouraging donations instead. See you tonight!!"

Caroline of Lamma Grill writes:

"We are all looking forward to fundraiser number 2 this evening. Harry Harrison has kindly donated another picture to auction and I have made some jelly shots again. No cover charge tonight, just donations welcome. Gareth and Mikel will be starting at 7:00 with a christmas carol singalong! See you all later."


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:50 am 
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Last night in Banyan Bay Cafe (Cath's Bar):
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:50 pm 
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From Debra Morris:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:27 pm 
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Christmas Set Menus in Jing Jing, Dec 18-26, highly recommended from our own experience the other day!!

Master Chef Marlon is developing a fast-growing number of fans!
I helped them a bit with proofreading, formatting and printing their Christmas Set Menu, so Lamma-Por & I were eager to try it, of course. (Dec 18-26)

Delicious, perfectly seasoned vegetables soup, beautifully arranged king prawns with an unusual, very tasty tomato/peach salsa, and the main course: traditional turkey roast with all the sides. Some of the best, moist turkey we've ever had. Asking Joyce for their secret, it was "Buy small turkeys, much easier and quicker to roast!" Sound advice, indeed.

Really fruity cranberry sauce, not overly sweet as it so often is.
We loved their young potatoes and even the not-bitter, crunchy Brussels sprouts.

Dessert is a special matter, as we changed the set menu dessert for their brand-new chocolate souffle, at no extra cost and not on the regular menu yet. I was one of the (very eager) guinea pigs to try Master Chef Marlon's mid-afternoon "experiments" with different souffle flavours. Lemon and chocolate so far, more flavours in progress, I believe.
Marlon's souffles are a great success, we believe, light as foam, but so full of delicious flavours, perfect, light crusts on top, bottom and sides, not too sweet; our usual Jing Jing dessert these days.

OK, next time we'll try the other options on this menu:
Fish Soup, Goat Cheese, Nut Roast and Christmas Pudding!



OK, which Christmas Set Menu to try and share next?
The Waterfront or Concerto Inn or even The Bay on Mo Tat Wan beach, perhaps?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:28 am 
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Walking through YSW yesterday, Sunday late afternoon, it's surprising how many restaurants are totally empty when the tourists are leaving our island just before sunset.
And the changes in the local dining & drinking scene happening almost weekly these days:

Tak Fook Chin. bakery moving a few houses down on Back Street, to the much larger space of the former Bubbles Laundry.
It's a traditional Chinese bakery only now. No more breakfast and lunches in there, even though it was full almost every weekday with locals and tourists lining up outsode on weekends.
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Last day of Hungarian Kurtoskalacs, err, Lamma Chimneys yesterday. I've enjoyed the very last cinnamon and cheese half-stacks. Roland & Yan will be back, they promised, maybe in Fa Fa House again as they really enjoyed their guest stay with Hilda and co.
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The shop before Nick the Bookman's usual stall moved across the street, just besides Something About Cats.

The recently opened Corner 84 Western bakery is going strong and has a great assortment.
I haven't set foot in Just Green - just across the street - since Corner 84 opened. I can get the same few things I could afford in Just Green before, like bread, drinks and breakfast stuff, in Corner 84 at a better price.

A vinyl record corner opened yesterday (weekends only) in the outside "Classroom" area of the Bookworm Cafe. It's run by a really passionate vinyl fan who's selling some of his own extensive collection.
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I also picked up some $10 DVDs, each one described and recommended by the movie buff vendor, from the Main Street-side floor of the removed, former Policebox and from Nick the Bookman.

LaLa mama's is doing OK, in the former Island Gym in Sha Po Old Village, but open only on weekends. Starting to open on more days in mid-Jan. People still can't find the place, so we were the only customers eating a late lunchin there on a Sunday afternoon. Separate photo story for Lamma-zine in progress, trying to help promoting this beautiful place.
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I love Sunday afternoons in Yung Shue Wan!
There's so much activity, so lively, not just tourists, but also the best time to meet acquaintances & friends who are busy working the rest of the week. It can take me hours to get from the ferry pier to the Football Pitch and Tai Yuen Village up on Back Street.
Then it's time to grab my fully-loaded-with-shopping bike, just before sunset, to ride back to Pak Kok Village; where there are no tourists at all but lots of Christmas/birthday parties/BBQs/carol singing in neighbours' gardens and on rooftops these days, lasting well into the night, but usually close down well before noise complaints can officially start at 11pm.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:48 pm 
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I tired the new Spanish joint opposite JingJing recently. Food is good but I felt like it was a little out of balance between pricing and portions.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:58 am 
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The only local New Year Menu I've seen so far this year, from Jing Jing, see below, New Year's Eve - Jan 2.

Any other YSW Restaurants doing something special for New Year's Eve??

Big party in The Island Bar, like every year, but who else?

Let me know or post your menu or posters in this forum!

... plus the last Christmassy Lamma news for this year:

Our dessert at Jing Jing yesterday, last day of their Christmas Set Menu:
Crepes with Ice Cream and Swiss Chocolate


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:09 pm 
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DJ Homei returns to the Lamma Grill for another encore:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:31 am 
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Valentine's Day menus are coming in. First one, a yearly favourite among YSW restaurants:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:14 am 
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Restaurant review from Cristobal de Lamma, text & pictures. Many thanks!
Want to publish your own reviews on this Lamma community site? Contact me!

"After several weeks of eating out at various restaurants in Yung Shue Wan, I am forced to accept the new reality of what is available. As the old days are "gone" and not to return, I have to adapt.
Thus I will adjust my focus slightly, by being more flexible with my budget.
Though still looking for quality, value, quantity and satisfaction.

Prime has been on the Main street of Lamma for quite a while.
I have gone there several times since it has opened, and did not want to do a review until now.
As it was a new restaurant, it is always good to wait until everything and everyone gets settled in.
I do believe that the original idea behind Prime was to make it the #1 venue in the village.
Great idea, but not so easy to execute well.

As I had finished a small project, I decided to treat myself and try the new menu at Prime.
After minimal thought, I ordered the hummus with crudites ($25 HKD), and the Steak and Guinness Pie ($110HKD).
I received the hummus and first taste reaction was an explosion of garlic. Good, but very intense.
I recommend asking for the normal hummus rather than the anti-vampire, though I would re-order the anti-vampire version.

Steak and Guinness Pie arrived with mashed potatoes and green peas.
Tried the green peas and not my style.
Mashed potatoes were creamy and nice. I liked them.
I am not an expert on pies, but the size was good, pastry done well, and after lifting the lid, I counted about 8 pieces of meat.
Meat was good, well cooked and flavoured, of a better quality than I expected.
I then made small balls of potato and rolled them in the gravy inside the pie. Mashed potatoes just got better!

Verdict: definitely a success and satisfied with my meal.
Quality and value: overall, yes.
Repeat: Already have. (Second version of hummus was nice. I prefer the stronger garlic version)

I think that Prime's seaview seating area is the best in the village. I really like the seaview seating there.
Staff are good and attentive, and I do like the bar section facing Main Street.
If they can consistently deliver good meals at reasonable prices, I do think that they might eventually reach the goal
of being the #1 venue in the village.
I hope they don't drop the ball."


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm 
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One more Valentine's Day menu, from Jing Jing:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:19 pm 
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Any more Valentine's Day menus?

Most expensive one I've seen so far is $888/couple in Lamma Grill, but it includes an extra "Five cheese platter and port"!
We might be tempted if there'd be some Swiss cheeses?

Advertisers get my full posting/review/photography services and promotional opportunities on this site, e-newsletters and on Facebook as well... Free ads till end of this month, Feb 2015!

Non-advertising restaurants have always been welcome to upload their own menus, news and pictures here for free.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:37 pm 
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More and more YSW restaurants seem to open every day of the Lunar New Year holidays, for example Andy's Seafood, still our long-time favourite Chin. restaurant in YSW!

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A great initiative from the Lamma Fun Day charity, Children Welfare Scheme, supported by one of our favourite meeting places, hangouts and people watching spots:

Green Cottage


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:51 pm 
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Revised menu of Jing Jing. Looks like a great deal!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:22 am 
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Valentine's Day specials are usually limited to a single day.

But we've just heard from Jing Jing's master chef Marlon yesterday (see below) that they'll be offering this menu above from tomorrow, Friday, Feb 13, till Monday evening. Almost a Valentine's Week not just a Valentine's Day!

Lamma-Por and I will certainly find a day in our busybusy weekend schedules to enjoy this fine menu. And the Waterfront's...

But who else has a Valentine's Day Special Menu, not featured in this forum yet? Any of the Vegetarian places, cafes, Thai, Turkish, Chinese, etc. restaurants??


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:36 pm 
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Just came across one more Valentine's Day menu. Our search for the most expensive and extensive Valentine's Day menu is over: Concerto Inn wins!

But it's also the largest and most impressive menu, so why not go over to Hung Shing Yeh beach tomorrow with your Significant Other, swim or sunbathe at the public beach just outside Concerto before sunset and enjoy the dinner, plus maybe a room for the night...

They've got Valentine's Day room packages and other specials:
http://www.concertoinn.com.hk/packages/content/87

Plus a new "Spring Holiday A La Carte Menu"


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One more menu, from The Bay restaurant in Mo Tat Wan.

It's on the beach just off the ferry pier, one stop from Sok Kwu Wan or Aberdeen.
$468/person, excluding service charge. In Chinese only, but here's a quick translation (Thank you, Charlie!):

Pumpkin Scallop Cream soup
Goose liver w/black vinegar

Caesar salad

Main dish (pick one):

A. Baked Cheese Boston Lobster
B. Angus Rib-Eye Steak w/red wine sauce
C. Rack of New Zealand Lamb + Swiss potatoes
D. Prawn + Salmon + French bean

Dessert:
Creme Brulee (French sugar pudding)
Coffee or Tea


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Today's photo from the former Policebox on YSW Main Street, by Adriane Serralta. Thanks!


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