Yung Kee is a Hong Kong institution, open since 1942. Of course Broadmoor is also an institution, and that doesn’t mean that you want to go there. It is a multi-storey, bustling affair, with tightly packed tables that were heaving with diners at the lunch that we visited. While there are proper yellow tablecloths we didn’t get any napkins, and service was of the London Chinatown variety of rushed heckling.
Deep fried shrimp rolls appeared as pale with a light batter and a decent sweet chilli sauce (12/20). Sautéed scallops were properly cooked with a little ginger and some rather soggy gai lan (14/20 if I politely ignore the gai lan). Vegetables with crab meat was not a pleasant dish, the crab flavour lost in an unidentified slimy white sauce (10/20). Better were respectable Singapore noodles, crude than some but at least with a little bit of chilli bite (12/20). Rice was fine, but quite how this place has such a reputation is beyond me based on this lunch.
Perhaps it was leader of the pack in 1942, but that doesn’t explain why Michelin gave it a star in 2009. The bill per person for lunch, with tea and no other drinks was HK$ 313.