My friend Annie took me straight to Elements right after my sad 12-hour plane ride due to typhoon. I left Jakarta at 8 am and arrived in Hong Kong at 8 pm. I was stranded in Ho Chi Minh City for about 4 hours inside the plane.
Elements is a huge shopping mall connected to the airport express station of Kowloon. I guess the reason why it is called Elements is because the mall is divided into five zones that symbolise five elements: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.
Annie and I had dinner at Cantonese restaurant that has had many branches, including in Shanghai, called 正斗粥麵專家 (Zheng Dou Tasty Congee and Noodle Wonton Soup). This restaurant received “Best of the Best Culinary Award” from Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau since 2008. According to Annie, this restaurant belongs to the same group as the other famous Michelin Star restaurant Ho Hung Kee 何洪記.
Since my tummy wasn’t feeling well, I ordered something warm, Sliced Fish Congee. The bowl size was quite huge, but I managed to clean my bowl. My mum always said that we could get hungry very quickly after eating congee since it contains lots of water. To accompany our congee, the two of us shared Fried You Tiao Wrapped In Rice Rolls. In Indonesia, the you tiao and the rice roll are usually served as different menu, but in Hong Kong, many restaurants combine the two into one dish. I like how the rice roll is thin and transparent, and the you tiao is not too oily.
The Kailan is very fresh, very green. Indonesian like me cannot live without spicy food, so I was happy that this restaurant has quite spicy chilli.