Oyster C

Oyster C. This is an OLD post. But one, I’m very much oh so passionate about!! Cause its all about that bass uni, about that bass uni, about that bass uni!  (Oh, that is one catchy song). For those who may not know what uni (or the literal meaning: sea urchin) is…here’s a little background information about these beauties from the deep blue sea.

SEA URCHIN FACTS

Ahh, the beautiful prized and pricey delicacy!

  • Sea urchins also known as sea hedgehogs.
  • The outside is hard prickly, and spiny but they are most well known for their lusciouscreamy roe that lies inside.
  • The creamy roe, also known as gonads is the only edible part of the sea urchin!
  • There are over 700 known species of sea urchin worldwide.

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Oyster C’s specialty: the UNI!!! Look at this big beautiful bed of perfectly creamy sweet deliciousness.

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Its hard to describe this beautiful mess. Its strongly sweet and salty, creamy, has this distinct taste (which I’m having trouble describing)- but its heavenly! Oyster C also gives you a choice of seaweed, zucchini or cucumber to go with the sea urchin.

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Black Truffle and Crabmeat Paste w/ Garlic Bread, $90. OK, bad picture. BUT gooooood stuff. Creamy, cheesy with a strong black truffle taste. I loved the plump crab meat bits too. Perfect atop a hot piece of crunchy, crispy garlic toast.

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Close up of this LOVELY-ness!!! Sorry for the grainy pics. Old iphone! ;) I’m telling you. It’s a very old post.

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I devoured the uni….We also ordered oysters (not pictured!) It was so good…

I WENT BACK another night the same week!

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One box down!!!

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So, we ordered ANOTHER!!!!! Two boxes of this goodness….WOW… Love these babies so much!

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I loved the sharp uni over the zucchini and cucumber sticks!! So gooood.

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Instead of the oysters, we ordered the KING CRAB!!!

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So much roe-goodness. Oyster C, I am impressed with you! So fresh and sweet too! Its a bit on the pricier side- Things do add up!

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A scallop linguini pasta in a simple garlic, olive oil based sauce. Very nice! But I definitely preferred their seafood alternatives!

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Love you, Uni!! <3 Make sure you call and reserve. Usually full. Also, they do BYOB with no corkage fee! Of course, with all the fresh seafood- their food does add up!

Oyster C, 2/F North Point Asia-Pacific Comm. Centre, No. 10 North Point Road, North Point, 2834 7748

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L’Entrecôte De Paris Restaurant

L’Entrecôte De Paris Restaurant on Wyndham Street is not the same branch as the 55-year-old Parisian steakhouse Le Relais de l’Entrecôte which also just so happened opened up in Wan Chai- but the Parisian steakhouse serves up quite the mean steak frites! When La Vache (post) first opened up- I was so excited by the set price for salad, steak and fries and now I went for a tasting dinner with my sister to L’Entrecôte De Paris and was surprised by the spacious place (seats 88 people), quality food and romantic vibe! Here’s to more steak frites places! Imitation really is the grandest form of flattery! ;)

Benjamin Pitet and Matthieu Lemoine are the business brains and friends behind this restaurant- and they specialize in this absolutely amazing secret sauce (along with their signature steaks.) No hints were given whats in that sauce, but its a must try. For 268$HKD you get a green salad with walnuts, their famous steak and their even more famous green sauce!

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What a deal! Look at that dessert selection. I am SOLD.

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We ordered the delicatessen platter, featuring a selection of cold cuts, pickles and mustard, and more. At first we assumed it was this salami platter (above) and we were slightly disappointed. But to our surprise- this is the FREE accompanying salami plate that EVERY table gets if they order drinks!

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:) Woo Hoo, love the intimate vibe- yes, thats a bloody mary for me! My preferred drink of choice. ;)

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This is the actual delicatessen platter. All these are very popular from France. They all include pork, and some includes a bit of chicken. The goose and pork terrine was my absolute favourite. Terrine can sometimes be too salty- but this was just right. It was mild yet strong. Loved it. The rest is Bretagne andouille de Geumene, Jambon de Savoie, Rosette de Lyon, Rilette du Mans, Terrine de Volaille

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Green salad with walnuts. The dressing is very fresh and light. Its very similar to a olive oil dressing with lemon.

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BAM! A closeup of my medium rare beauty. There’s a lot more- but they serve you bit by bit to keep the rest of the steak nice and hot. The steak was on the pink and rare side. But thats exactly what I love. I literally drank that sauce up. I drenched a lot of it onto the perfectly cooked steak. The green sauce was so buttery, smooth and lovely. YUM

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In all its glory. The fries were PERFECTION. Perfectly crispy, crunchy and fried. I loved dipping the fries in ketchup or even their secret green sauce. Perfect meal. Steak & fries.

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My sis went for the salmon. (Its nice to know people can go for fish if they feel like it though!) It was nice and moist- but I preferred the steak and fries!

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Another bloody mary for me! Perfectly spicy and refreshing!

And finally DESSERT!!! Chocolate cakes and tarts galore.

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The Tatin Sister Pie, a tart made with cinnamon-y apples goodness. So darn good! I’ll be back.

L’Entrecôte de Paris 3/F, 46-48 Wyndham Street. Central, Hong Kong. +852 3182 0105

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Gough 40

Gough 40 is one of the most long standing and famous restaurants on Gough Street. The recognisable open french doors, white interior and exterior bring you a small beautiful restaurant. Small in size, with about 20 seats. This intimate eatery is perfect for date night, business meetings or to rent out and host a private party.

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Simple foods beautifully executed! :) Price is a bit high… but a splurge once in a while- aint so bad! ;)

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Homemade toasty garlic bread…LOVED this. These babies came out first and were quickly devoured.

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Beef Carpaccio & Beef Tartare $180. Very small portion, but of great quality. The beef carpaccio was thinly sliced raw beef tenderloin that was so meaty and satisfying with a hint of vinegar, pinch of salt and pieces of parmesan chunks made it absolutely delicious. The beef tartare was nicely seasoned- but I loveeeed the carpaccio.

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Some arugula salad to mix in with the above beef carpaccio and tartare!

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Warm Crab Meat Salad with Uni $240. This was another small portion, but soooo darn good. The creamy uni blended delightfully with the juicy crabmeat. The Japanese mushrooms was a nice addition with the light creamy sauce. Perfection.

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After a glass of white wine…my cravings went to what else? A Bloody Mary. They made it especially for me.

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Fresh U.S. Little Neck Clams in Fish Broth $90. Oh wow. So far every dish has been great. And, this was the same. The clams were plentiful, juicy and meaty and in the most savoury and fragrant fish soup broth. YES. Wanted even more….

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Until I had this. Traditional Seafood Soup $180. Again, a very small portion- but its just too well executed. The seafood soup was full of fresh king prawn, scallops, mussels and clams. The soup was a delicious bisque. I loved the strong seafood taste that made it so savoury.

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Linguini w/ Porcini mushrooms and spanish ham $280. The spanish ham was sharp and salty which had a nice balance to the fragrant and bouncy linguini pasta. It was nice but my least favourite of the bunch.

I’ll definitely be back! The food was soooo good, its definitely very expensive. The portions are quite small- but its great for a nice intimate and delicious dinner (but afterwards, we did go for a second dinner….guess we were still hungry!) :/

Gough 40, G/F, 40 Gough St, Sheung Wan, 2851 8498

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