I always enjoy dropping into Hongkies where you will encounter Hong Kong influenced dishes and a charming and friendly host in Flora who is ready to provide suggestions from the menu. It is not a large place and can get pretty crowded so get in early at lunchtime is my suggestion to you.
The food is Chinese with something of a twist – the influences of colonial Britain and Portugal shine through making some of the dishes somewhat different from anywhere else in town.
They have a small wine list – or BYO is OK too – we were happy to see a good rosé on the list – Deep Woods Harmony from Margaret River – crisp and dry which complemented the spiciness of the food we ordered.
This visit we began with a couple of dumpling dishes – steamed prawn and spinach were nicely gelatinous, with juicy prawns and chopped spinach inside.
Prawn and coriander had been lightly fried – again a filling of prawns this time with aromatic coriander; a couple of steamed pork dumplings for my dining chum finished off the starters.
Then one of the specials – seafood baked rice in Lisbon sauce – something a little like a tuna casserole I guess – but with plenty of mixed seafood topping the rice, and the sauce made from coconut and turmeric – very filling and with a small bowl of spicy chilli sauce on the side to spice it up enjoyable indeed.
We switched to dessert and a version of Gula Melaka – sago in coconut milk with mixed fruit salad – a pleasant end to the meal.
As I said Hongkies is always worth a visit – the food is of generous proportion, well priced, and most of all well cooked and just that little bit different.