Aren’t there some places which you would ignore simply because they are so familiar? Same with me and Hong Kong. Back in 1992 when I was a wee kid of nine or so, I fell in love with the soup they used to make – clear, salty, slightly sweet, and filled with vegetables and bits of chicken. I adore it. And so, when my sniffles became too much I ordered some of that.

Sadly, they do not home deliver, so I had to send someone over to get it, but it was worth the work.

Here is what I ordered and shared with my sister.

Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This was my Chicken and Vegetable Soup (110/-). It comes with a clear broth, and I like it with a bit of chillies soaked in vinegar, nothing more. The flavors are perfect for the times when I am slightly down. This soup is like a warm hug.

The other thing I ordered was the Drums of Heaven (200/- ?? maybe), which were crumb-coated chicken wing pieces, served with a piece of lemon. The heat inside the package had nearly macerated the lemon and slightly steamed it, but it was still squeezable on the pieces of chicken, which were still warm and crisp.

I liked this a bit less, but overall, this filled my belly and partially filled up my sister’s belly, so both of us were happy.

I also love their steamed rice with roast pork and vegetables. This is one of the few restaurants which make a good pork in my area, so it is a staple for me. They also take orders if you call them and tell them what  you want and when, and then pick up.

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

Address: P16/1, C.I.T. Road, Scheme VII (M), Kankurgachi, Kolkata
# 033-23558785
Written by Poorna Banerjee

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  1. poorna banerjee 2012-08-24 at 8:55 pm Reply

    yes its another outlet, and can you beat this – my bff lives really close, so I went there a few days ago and the food was really bad, so realized that the Chowman near Golf Green was a way better option.

  2. Chakhori Corner 2012-08-23 at 7:24 pm Reply

    there is a Hong Kong opposite south city mall too. Used to be our haunt when we were kids. Unfortunately, the food quality has gone down and the prices have shot up. Quite a disappointment. 🙁

  3. poorna banerjee 2012-08-20 at 6:29 pm Reply

    Since its really close to the house, I generally run down to get some food once in a while. Yeah, much better places, if I may say so, but this is kind of comforting.

  4. Arpita Sen 2012-08-20 at 11:48 am Reply

    Years ago, when eating out was an uncomplicated ritual comprising of a family of four venturing into a "non bharotiyo" cuisine (the chinese cuisine was as "bharotiyo" as they come, actually), this kankurgachi paradise used to rule the roost. There are surely better restaurants now, but the thought of you going and eating at this ol' place made me nostalgic…

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