151-155 Hollywood Road,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Wow. It’s been a really long time since I ate something and was speechless. I already had a good impression of the restaurant after being greeted by our friendly hostess, Elaine. After taking my first bite of the Foie Gras Tofu, I fell in love.
Between the two of us, we went ordered the Foie Gras Tofu (we went for seconds), Kurobuta Belly, Gyu Tongue, Asparagus wrapped with Pork and the Bacon Okra. For dessert, we ordered the salted caramel ice cream with cookie bits and raspberry sorbet.
Foie Gras Tofu:
I fell in love after my first bite and was completely, utterly speechless. I haven’t had food where all I was left with was a “wow” in such a long time. The light, crisp texture from the skin of the pan-fried tofu complemented the softer textures of the foie gras and the tofu really well. The sauce was the perfect amount of sweetness that made the dish truly amazing. We ended up ordering seconds, even though the hostess recommended that we share one so we can save room for the other dishes. I’m already looking back to revisiting the Three Monkeys because of this dish!
The Gyu Tongue was very delicious as well. I’ve only tried thin slices of gyu tongue at barbecues. The thick, juicy, tender cut served at Three Monkeys was amazing as well. The mouthful of chewy gyu tongue served with a peppercorn sauce on the side left a lasting impression.
Who doesn’t love bacon, especially when it’s served as a “healthier” dish, wrapped around okra? I wasn’t a big fan of okra before so when it amazed me when I fell in love with this dish. The bacon might have played a big role.
The Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Cookie bits is a definite must-try. Since salted-caramel tends to be overly sweet and filling after the first few bites, adding cookie bits to it made it much, much easier to finish the entire scoop. The raspberry sorbet was of course, the perfect, refreshing dessert to finish the dinner with.
Well, pork belly is just pork belly. It wasn’t particularly bad but there was no wow factor. The Kurobuta Belly would have scored a fairly good rating on its own but since it’s being compared to other amazing dishes (Foie Gras Tofu, Gyu Tongue), it had to go on the disappointment list.
I really do look forward to revisiting Three Monkeys (hopefully in December)! I cannot wait to order the Foie Gras Tofu again and I’ll make sure that I have one all to myself the next time!
Joey Wong ♥