海皇粥店 Ocean Empire (Hong Kong)

Located in Sha Tin in Hong Kong

Remember when I said that simple is much needed and desired every so often?  After we came back from our Eurotrip, we wanted something hydrating and simple.  So we searched out a congee shop and found this one!  Apparently Ocean Empire has locations all over HK and is a clean, fast-food-like, chain restaurant that specializes in congee.  Yum!

We ordered a congee set that came with noodles and fried dough and then another bowl by itself.  At the front of the store, there is a big list of all the different varieties of congee (what ingredients and toppings you want).  You choose and pay at the front and then line up to receive your order.

Big signs showing all the congee options, watching the cooks prepare dough fritters, line-up queue

I didn’t expect this restaurant to be so big!  Just look at how many seats and tables there are.  I like how spacious, clean, and bright the place was.

So bright and clean!

I loved my minced beef congee.  Minced beef is delicious in hot congee since it makes the beef so soft and crumbly yet maintains its flavour.  Yum!

Congee with pig’s blood, vermicelli, and dough fritter

The stir-fried vermicelli was only okay.  It was a bit burnt in some areas and I made sure to pick those bits out before chowing down.

We also ordered a beef kidney congee

Ocean Empire is a large corporation; look at how nicely designed their cutlerly and plates are

So many people are fan of congee, a rice porridge kind of meal that Asians like to have as an alternative to rice.  It’s a great breakfast food and especially for days when you don’t feel well and can’t take solids.

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2 Responses to 海皇粥店 Ocean Empire (Hong Kong)

  1. andy1076 says:

    Minced beef and congee, with a fried stick! I think we are gonna get along just fine Karen 😄😄

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