Our sole purpose here was to dine on mantis shrimp. There is probably no better place in the world of which to eat good fresh seafood and mantis shrimp happens to be just one of the amazing eats at these Sai Kung restaurants near the harbour.
My family and I usually go to the other seafood restaurant but my mom and I decided on this one to try it out.
Although they had really good two-person, four-person combos, and so on, we decided to just eat mantis shrimp exclusively since the two-person combo only included one catty of it.
Like the other seafood restaurants on Hoi Pong Street, they display all of their seafood outside in huge tanks. Since we were ordering a la carte, we actually could choose the mantis shrimp ourselves first.
The seafood handler took out three mantis shrimp for us, two with more meat and one with more tomalley.
We negotiated a firm price of $288 HKD per catty of the mantis shrimp and asked the hostess to throw in a free plate of veggies too. After a bit of hemming and hawing, she gave in and led us inside to a table for our lunch.
There were two types of peanuts on the table which I quite enjoyed! I usually don’t like peanuts at all.
When our platter of fried salt and peppered mantis shrimp (椒鹽瀨尿蝦) arrived (in a cute little woven platter), I was beyond happy and excited!! Each mantis shrimp was cut up into four chunks so we had 12 pieces to savour and enjoy. ^_^
This mantis shrimp meal was one of the best I’ve ever had! I say that because we got to take our time to fully and thoroughly enjoy each bite. The salt and pepper seasoning was also sufficient which made each bite even more savory. The mantis shrimp was cooked to perfection. It was so moist and fresh!! One of my favourite seafood dishes that I unfortunately only get to eat when I’m in Asia. I definitely licked my fingers clean and finished all the shells clean. 🙂
We had our free dish of boiled veggies too which turned out to be a really good size.
A plate of complimentary fruit was also included. Sweet oranges!
Yay, Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant! Amazing mantis shrimp meal. ❤