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April 3, 2009 (KFC, Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant)

Posted 4 April, 2009 at 1:11am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

For lunch, I grabbed a box of ten hot wings from KFC. Sometimes, I just can't fight the craving - they are tasty.
KFC - Hot Wings

After a busy day, Tina and I headed over to Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant (1135 N Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA‎ - (408) 734-2828‎) for some dinner. We ordered several dishes where the ingredients were not what we normally get to eat.

We started with a claypot of House Special Shark's Fin Soup with Chicken. The soup was very tasty and unctuous (a lot of gelatin must have been dissolved into the soup - it was awesome). The shark's fin was genuine and had a very delicate texture and flavor. Added a tad of vinegar helped bring out the flavors as we drank and ate the soup.
Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant - Shark fin soup with chicken

We also ordered Sauteed Frog with Ginger and Scallions. This was the whole frog (not just the legs). I think I prefer to just eat legs since the body gets chopped up and some small bone shards result.
Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant - Sauteed Frog with Ginger and Scallion

Deer tendon. I loved this dish - the tendon was tender and flavorful (sometimes beef tendon can be bland).
Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant - Deer tendon

Sweet potato greens. A huge quantity of greens were cooked in a savory broth and served with dried shrimp, dried scallops, and roasted garlic. Also well executed.
Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant - Sweet potato greens

We felt the dishes we ordered were made very well. In addition, the staff was extremely attentive for a Chinese family-style restaurant. They knew the food very well and clearly took pride in the quality of food they were serving which is definitely not what we're used to in a Chinese restaurant. The meal ended with a complimentary bowl of red bean soup.
Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant - Red bean soup

1 comment to April 3, 2009 (KFC, Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant)

Nate, April 6th, 2009 at 10:13 pm:

  • That was some meal at HK Saigon. I had a better experience there for dinner service than the midday dim sum.