Restaurant Loaf On, 49 See Cheung St., Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Published on: 12-08-2016
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Why Loaf On is special ?
Unlike its big and boisterous competitors, this tiny store has no flashy fish tanks outside and the number of seats is extremely limited, so it’s best to book in advance. The food, however, is a cut above the rest. Try the fish soup—a milky-white broth with a hint of sweetness. There’s also the famous deep-fried abalone dusted in chili and salt. Aside from seafood, Loaf On also serves an amazing deep-fried tofu dish that’s crisp and golden on the outside and silken, soft, and supple in the center.
Must try dishes:
The fish soup
Deep-fried abalone dusted in chili and salt
Crispy Salt & Pepper Tofu :HKD88
Peppered Clams : HKD128
How to get to Loaf On?
Take the MTR to Choi Hung (Kwun Tong line). Exit through at Exit C2. Take Bus 92 or 96R at the bus stop (arrives every 5 minutes). Get off at the end of the line (25 minutes).
- Best seafood dining experience
- Superb seafood
- Worth the Journey
- Local seafood restaurant
- Great foods and service
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu YES
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Loaf On, 49 See Cheung St., Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Had dinner for 12 in Sai Kong - it was a splendid experience. Dinner started with our waiter walking us to the adjacent market to pick our seafood. They collaborate exclusively with 1 particular stall and the quality of seafood was outstanding (and prices not intimidating). Scallops (the size of my fist) and Razor clams were HK$30 each, prawns varied by size and fish by variety. You need to find out how much these are ahead of your purchase - that's only sensible; some of the coral fish can be very expensive, but they are honest and they will tell you the prices. The restaurant then levies a "cooking fee" based on the number of diners. This is all explicit (albeit written in Chinese). Our seafood was all cooked to perfection - steamed scallops with soy and vermicelli, razor clams with black bean sauce, boiled prawns served with a spicy piquant sauce (on request) were all perfect. Other foods were also very tasty. Their signature fried tofu didn't stand out in flavour, but the texture was perfect. The crispy chicken (corn fed) was cooked perfectly and moist. Even the vegetables were wonderfully cooked (in a stock). Would I come back to this restaurant? A resounding yes. I've been to a whole bunch of restaurants @ Sai Kung and while I have appreciated the ambiance of waterfront dining, I have to say the quality of food at Loaf On tips the balance in its favour. Total damage for 12 Pax - under HK$3,000 that's US$32 per person. Not bad for Michelin starred dining. Visited December 2014
Atmosphere: We had lunch near the kitchen. It was a big table and we have all the space to ourselves. It probably wasn't a good judge of the entire restaurant as they had an entire upper floor that we did not get to view it. Menu: Available in English. You can also buy your catch from the fishermen by the seaside and bring for them to cook. But I just ordered directly from the restaurant. Service: Quite average. Not particularly impressionable. I dont think their English or mandarin is that great. If can you speak in Cantonese, they are pretty good at recommending. I am not a big fan when it comes to ordering without prices. So, I only pick items from menu that has prices on it. What to order: Their scallops with garlic. The best! I have been there a couple of times and i realise some dishes are hits, some are misses. They are usually crowded during meal hours, so I advise making a booking before going down. Its not that easy to spot this little find, you will need to walk a bit. Its nested among other restaurants at the back alley of all the other big players that reside by sea. Their fish soup is delicious. You can't taste the fish bits as its all puree into the soup. The soup is also very sweet. The scallops are so sweet, so light, so fresh. This is my best dish of the meal. I find the cheese lobster average. Visited June 2013
Really reasonably priced seafood. Recommend the salt and garlic tofu and abalone. Ask for the daily catch of fish too!!