Lunch at Sun Kwong Ming (新光明焼臘)
I originally planned on getting this for dinner the night I arrived, but predictably unforeseen delays at the airport had me back in this part of the city an hour later than I had hoped.
I therefore just ended up walking up and down the streets of Jordan Night Market past all the prostitutes looking for their iconic red signage, which was obscured by the fact that the establishment lowers their steel protective gate over the sign once they close. It wasn't until I passed by the same prostitute the third time that I realized the place is still closed and decided to call it a day.
I knew I was in the right place later the next morning when I saw the same prostitute standing on the street corner with what I hope is a different cigarette butt from last night; but this time kitty corner from where she was standing, I saw the red and gold signage and the gloriously roasted meats hanging off the serving hook; this epic journey on its own made my 16hr layover in HK worth it.
Sun Kwong Ming serves up some of the city's best roast duck, topped up with a side of garlic'd scallions and soy sauce as a garnish atop a bed of rice: the skin is crispy like Beijing Roast Duck; the meat is a little smoky but otherwise food-coma inducing glorious dark meat; the garnish and the sauce do just enough to mix with the meat juices to make the otherwise plain white rice taste like the nectar of the gods.
I originally only took out about 800 HKD thinking that wouldn't be enough; I still have over half of what I took out left over and I'm on my way to the airport right now.#foodporn #roastduck #barbecueduck #sunkwongming