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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2002 8:41 pm 
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Lamcombe Seafood Restaurant

47 Yung Shue Wan Main St (Tel: 2982 0881)


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If you cannot afford the time and energy to walk to Sok Kwu Wan, then this is the place you should patronise for seafood. I would highly recommend Lamcombe because they never let me down. The food portion is reasonably large and priced. Though you won't see anything innovative here, their quality is as consistent as McDonald's. And they treat you nicely with a professional efficiency. That means, your friends from outside wouldn't blame you for a sour recommendation. I even once get a special discount for letting them know that I am one of their 'gaifong'.

Highly recommended dish: Deep Fried Chicken

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Interesting that you would recommend a chicken dish in a seafood restaurant! I would personally recommend the deep squid in spicy salt and pepper. Apparently their food in clay pots is good, especially with the colder nights coming in. Great place to sit outside at but, like all the places along the seafront- not when the air is pungent!

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Why does Sok Kwu Wan have such a great reputation for seafood ? :?
I would very rarely choose to go there, except if I felt like the exercise

I think that they have nothing on offer that YSW dosn't.

The Lamcombe is by far the best choice, efficient friendly service, good food and all at prices (and portion sizes) that don't seem to have changed in the 10years I have been here. Also one of the few Chinese restaurants that never seems to resort to MSG for flavour.

More importantly the Lamcombe is situated in a great village atmosphere, where tourists/junk trips can do more than just eat.

I spoke to some HK junkers the other day who had only ever before been to Sok Kwu Wan (they'd lived in HK for 14years). The only reason they finally chose YSW was because apparently SKW has started to get smelly.
They raved about YSW pubs, restaurants, shops, people, dogs, yup we've got it all.............

I hope that this forum will continue to promote YSW in all its glory !!

Best dish: Aubergine and tofu hotpot


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2002 1:36 pm 
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I couldn't agree with your more, caffles!

Hooray for Lamcombe and YSW in general!

P.S. One of these days I might make it over the hill (NOT on a weekend!) and check out Sok Kwu Wan's restaurants. Haven't been there in many years...

Anyone from Sok Kwu Wan would like to comment, please?


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The Lamcombe is the best restaurant in Yung Shue Wan by far. No point at all in going to Sok Kwu Wan for seafood, when the Lamcombe can top anything over on the dark side.

And their pigeon is so much better than the 'famous' pigeon restaurant.

Try the minced quail, top class.


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last few times I have been the food has been boring and loaded with lsd. sorry msg. has my head pounding anyway.

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The place was rockin' at Mid-Autumn Festival night. Amazingly, almost half the customers outside were Caucasian and included many long-time Lammaites.
Plus Fun Tse (Lammadonna) and an entire table full of her closest relatives.

Lamcombe is really confirming its status as Best Chinese Restaurant in YSW, IMHO, always reliable quality, friendly, personable, quick service, great atmosphere.

My all-time favourite, ordered everytime and always just perfectly prepared:
Steamed scallops on the half-shell with vermicelli, garlic & spring onions: 6-8 for $68 only.
To be eaten with your fingers only and in one big yummy, succulent mouthful. My mouth is starting to water even thinking about it...

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Yes, it was packed during the mooncake festival weekend! Though managed to have dinner there 2 nights in a row with total satisfaction!

Tried the "PaiPar Tofu" with blackpepper gravy served aside yet? The chef only makes it during the week, too busy at the weekend ma!

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almost half the customers outside were Caucasian


As distinct from Negroids or Mongoloids ?


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Not impressed at all.

Garlic with a hint of prawns (I think around 7 prawns)
Sweet and sour pork fat (the amount of fat was quite ridiculous. Rip off and presumably thought I couldn't tell because it was battered.)
Deep fried soggy squid (terrible and to make matters worse, they threw in also a lot of burnt bits that were left in the deep fat fryer basket)

although the mixed veg was quite nice.


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Plums, if you like the food in Holiday Mood (or Feel) then Lamcombe is definitely not a place you would enjoy!
We have been going to Lamcombe religiously every weekend for years and always enjoy the food and the service. The eggplant hotpot(without meat) is the best!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:19 am 
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true, steamed fish was decent, but the shenanigans with the bill (surcharge of 10% being actually closer to 15%) left a bit bitterish taste.
probably ok if you are a local, but if not, expect to be ripped off.


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There's no surcharge ever for Lammaites in this restaurant, like in most local restaurants.

But I'm not sure about their policy for non-locals or people they don't know yet.
Some places have a surcharge on weekends only, like the ferry.

But their prices for live steamed fish keep us usually away from this delicacy and choose from the many other very reasonable-priced or even cheap seafood dishes. We've had many great meals for two in there, often for below $100.

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It's official, just confirmed by the Lamcombe management & staff:
They're closing down on Jan 3!

The off-island landlords want to take over and run the restaurant themselves. It's been in negotiations for a massive rent increase for months and in the end the management had no choive but to agree. Then the landlords changed their minds and didn't renew the lease anyway!

So everybody will lose their jobs. It's also seriously doubtful that the new management can maintain the well-earned status of Lamcombe as the best local Chinese restaurant, according to many Chinese and non-Chinese like myself, being run by the same management for 13 years now. The landlords own the name Lamcombe as well, so no name change is panned.

Lamma-Por & I are regulars, at least twice a week, always chatting with the staff and management who've become friends, so we're very sad to see them forced out. But it's too late now and a signature campaign organised by some people right now is unlikely to change the landlords' minds. Sad news....<HR>
Jade Chief Bar, opposite Banyan Bay Cafe, is also closing down, already at the end of this month. The fishermen drinking in there all evening and occasionally getting into fights will miss that place, too.

Pigeon Rest., Han Lok Yuen, is under total renovation, to reopen under the former management in a few weeks.

The former Spicy Island will become a new Turkish place, unrelated to Best Kebab, to reopen in Dec.

The former New Holiday Mood Grill & Rest. will become a second Green Cottage, name tba, run by the Green Cottagers, to reopen in Dec as well.

Any other changes in the local dining/drinking scene I might have missed?

For my photographical memories of Lamcombe, click below. Please add your own photos and memories.

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That's terrible news!!!!


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I agree, very bad news.

As an alternative, I've been frequenting Sau Kee for some time now and find the fare there very good. Also have great pigeon and some quite special dishes (Chinese names of which I can't remember - one is deep fried tofu balls or cakes - very delicious)

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It's official, here's the laminated, bilingual announcement shown to guests these days:


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Tigger wrote:
Unfortunately the 'Lancombe Seafood Restaurant' will close too. Another 'end of an era :-(

Their last day will be January 4th. I'm certainly going to miss the fantastic view, and having a good banter with the waiters.. not to mention eating some of my favourite foods.

Apparently the landlord is taking it back, and it will be renovated and turned into a restaurant again... just not sure which kind of restaurant it will be.


That's well-known news by now and has been discussed at length in this Lamcombe forum and in the Lamma-zine over the last 1-2 months.
Tigger, I've moved your post into this forum so people can post their favourite pictures and memories of many people's favourite Chin. restaurant in YSW.

Here's my own favourite photo of the "Lamcombe Family", taken just two weeks ago as a little farewell present to our good friends (and major Lamma-zine advertiser).

Reserve your tables before Jan 4!


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Reopened on April 1st.

Let's start a new topic from scratch as this is a completely new and totally different place now, after almost three months of renovations and all new management and staff.

There's no more English sign outside, so not 100% sure yet if they kept the English name or if they even have one at all.

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