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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

港•食-镛记酒家/HK Food-Yung Kee Restaurant

七十年的老字号,镛记酒家/Yung Kee, a 70 year old restaurant


提到烧鹅,很多人会想到两间酒家。一个就是在新界沙田的深井,另一个就是曾在2009到2011年,获得米其林三星指南中的一星评价的中环镛记.

这次到香港,本来是没有打算到这里用烧鹅,因为名气太响了。直到抵港后的一天,当地媒体报导,第二代掌舵人甘健成病逝的新闻,宪弟便决定去尝驰名的烧鹅。哪怕有一天,镛记集团真的清盘了,便无缘尝到他们的烧鹅。

新加坡荣誉资政吴作栋先生和已故的甘健成的合影


烧鹅到底好不好吃呢?我只能说,香味有余,皮酥肉实,但不能让我想‘打包(外卖)’回新加坡的冲动。

驰名的镛记烧鹅/Yong Kee's Roast Goose Duck Rice-1 person serving


我蛮欣赏镛记的员工,虽然他们的“老世”过世,但是店里面的一切正常,丝毫看不出酒家正在经历家族争产,大当家早以不在的情况。如果,镛记真的因为兄弟争家产而真的清盘结业,那就真的消失于历史的长河里。

镛记内部/Yong Kee's Interior


甘健成的弟弟,甘琨礼在得知他哥哥逝世的消息后,接受当地一家媒体采访时表示,这场官司让镛记失去了亲情。华人有一句话,“福不过三代。”这句话却提前应验在镛记身上。

快去吃镛记的烧鹅,要不然,可能真的吃不到了。

镛记酒家
地址:中环威灵顿街32-40号

Yung Kee Building


Yong Kee Restaurant is never on my list for eating. First, as this blog caters to document those disappearing small eateries in Hong Kong. Second, YK was accorded one star rating under the Michellin Food Guide. Its fame kept me at bay many times. 

Until the news of its second generation General Manager, Kam Kin  Shing passed away was published, and with the court case of liquidating Yung Kee Holdings pending, I decided to give it a try. 

When I visited the restaurant, it was the third day after the elder Kam passed away. Operations is as per normal. The staff morale is high. And that tells about the restaurant, nothing too major too disrupt the operations. 

Famous Yung Kee Roast Goose

The roast goose is good, the skin is crisp, meat is roasted fine but not to a level of me wanting to order takeaway for flight.

They do sell chickens too


At the end of the day, it will be sad to see this 70 year old restaurant being liquidated. All these due to dispute between the late Kam Kin Sing and Ronald Kam. Like what Ronald Kam told the media, "The lawsuit wins nothing, except the loss of kinship." 

Henceforth, Yung Kee is on the list of "Disappearing Soon Foodshops". Hurry before it is too late.

Yung Kee Restaurant
Address: 32-40, Wellington Street, Central (Opposite Tsui Hwa)