Thursday, December 11, 2008

Prosperity Kitchen



Prosperity Kitchen opened with much fanfare about two weeks ago and the highlight of the grand opening was the presence of 3 TVB stars who flew down just to grace the occasion. The wow factor was upped by the vehicle of choice - a Lamborghini which was used to ferry the stars to the eatery.



Interior & Menu

Located at a rather unlikely place, Prosperity Kitchen is nestled in a short row of shophouses along upmarket Mohamed Sultan Road and plays neighbours to the excellent Sage The Restaurant and The Patissier. I can't quite begin to describe the interior with its single tiled wall that is reminiscent of traditional HK cafes, layered steps and a single line of booth seats thrown into the equation.



Yuan Yang

This concoction of tea and coffee leaned more towards the coffee side which was fine by me. I don't really drink much yuan yang so I have absolutely no idea how this one compares to the other HK cafes.



French Toast

A hallmark of HK cafes, the humble french toast is honestly not an easy dish to get right. Prosperity Kitchen's rendition was rather soft on the outside and the peanut butter layer seemed almost non existent. Although taste wise it was quite decent, what turned me off was the excessive oil that oozed out whenever I tried to cut into it. I still prefer the toast from Hong Kong Cafe along East Coast Road.



Century Egg Congee

I thought that the congee, century egg aside (I don't fancy it), was quite well done with the porridge smooth and harbouring bits of soft rice grains. It didn't come across as too starchy or nausea inducing as well but it could probably do with a wee bit more ingredients.



Four Treasure BBQ Rice

According to news in the grapevine, the chef in charge of the roasted meat section at Prosperity Kitchen was "headhunted" to join from Crystal Jade, which does lend a wee bit of credibility to the quality of the meats I guess. The "treasures" in this dish were decent but nowhere near outstanding. The char siew, roast duck and chicken all came served cold and tasted a tad bland. As for the salted egg, how bad can salted egg get?



Bill

A rather simple and filling meal set the 2 of us back by about $26, which isn't really expensive. Food quality is decent and the wait staff were all very polite, almost to a fault. Please note that the whole place is rather noisy and the tables are quite near each other, so carrying a private conversation can be quite a challenge.



Likes: Inexpensive
Dislikes: Cramp unless you get the booth seats

Final Verdict:

Ambience:6.5/10
Service:7.5/10
Food:6.5/10
Value for money:6.5/10

Overall:6.75/10

Address: 15 Mohamed Sultan Road

Contact: 6884 8888

Opening Hours:

Sun-Thu: 8.30am - 11.30pm

Fri & Sat: 8.30am - 1.30am

5 comments:

ice said...

My french toast was pretty good and not oily.

It's not news in the grapevine. The waitress told me haha. :P Salted egg can get very bad...I guess you were just lucky.

fatpig said...

Maybe they have a small QC issue with regard to the french toast.

Foodies Queen said...

I think an oily french toast is so yucky. Made me wonder if that will clog my arteries..Haha LOL

just anotheR said...

Irrelevant: I wonder what happened to the 3rd celebrity considering a Lamborghini only has TWO seats? lol.

fatpig said...

Rei: that was what I was wondering too. lol.