西貢全記海鮮 Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant Hong Kong in Sai Kung is where you want to go for seafood. Every time we visit Hong Kong, we make it a point to enjoy the extraordinary range of seafood that is available: nearby fishmongers, crab, razor clams, cuttlefish, bivalve, lobster, mollusc, shrimps, prawns, etc. Chuen Kee has two locations: one with restaurant with comfortable seating or one by the quayside with plastic chairs.
Chuen Kee Seafood is listed in the Michelin Guide. However it is not starred.
How It Works
The feeling choosing my seafood at the tank is sort of like first love. My heart beats fast and I don’t know if I’m making the right decision. I mean there are just so many to choose from! And frankly, I want them all. There is a wide range of ordinary seafood to exquisite varieties. However, it is always the fresh!
- Choose your seafoods
- Pay by the weight plus cooking charge per person.
- Tell them how you would like to them cooked
- deep fried
- Wait at your table and the food will be brought to you
There are so many tanks and exhibits it feels like a private aquarium.
The decor of the restaurant is only average despite its attempt at grandeur. There is a lot of gold, emperor yellow and a lot of low lit. Not particularly catered for photos. Chuen Kee also has their prize processions of shark fin on display.
Mantis Shrimp: Deep fried with salt and pepper and some paprika. This was one of the best we’ve tasted. The meat is sweet, tender yet solid with a good bounce. The lower legs are crispy enough to eat. And if you watch this video, you’ll understand how their meat is so muscular.
Scallops: a dozen large size scallops steamed with garlic, scallions and vermicelli noodles. Deliciously sweet and perfectly balanced with a light but savory sauce.
Clams: A light wine based broth with clams to accentuate the freshness of the juicy clams.
Grouper Fish: None other way to enjoy the freshness of grouper than to steam it. The meat is ever so tender yet firm with a flakey flesh. Always a treat and you bet this be on the table of any Chinese festivities, wedding or birthday banquet.
Razor Clams: Razor clams can become rubbery in texture if it is over cooked. It should take only 4-5 minutes at most and will require a skillful chef to monitor its opacity. Add the black bean sauce, garlic, chilies and touch of hoisin sauce for sweetness. These are heavenly.
Kai Lan Chinese Broccoli: Add a side of vegetables to balance the meal out. I never say no to fresh veggies! Sautéed with garlic.
Chicken: Chicken meat always tastes more like chicken in Asia for whatever reason. The meat is tender, juicy and moist. The skin not so fatty nor greasy. Chinese poached chicken with ginger scallion oil. The scallion oil makes a great friend with a bowl of rice jasmine rice!
Seriously I can’t wait to go back. If you never had seafood in Hong Kong, you are missing out my friend! Skip the menu items and go straight to the tank to pick your own seafood. You can not go wrong!
Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant Hong Kong 西貢全記海鮮
Cuisine: Seafood, Chinese
Mon 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
87-93 Man Nin Street Sai Kung NT
Hong Kong, New Territories, Sai Kung