Good Food, Friendly Staff, Worth a Visit
Posted on 01 / 29 / 2009
We dined at Cute Fei on Lunar New Year's Eve and really enjoyed it. Cute Fei is located in a typical Hong Kong Kowloon building and you need to take the elevator to get there. Once we got off the elevator, stacked in the hallway were boxes of vegetables and supplies for the restaurant. I'm not sure if it was just delivery day or their kitchen was too small to accommodate all the boxes but we were a bit dubious about dining there after seeing that.
However, we were warmly welcomed to the restaurant and were seated immediately and quickly brought tea and menus.
It is a simple place, about a 60 person capacity and most of the tables are large family sized with a few smaller tables for single diners. Based on the publications located at the entrance, we gathered it is a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant.
The tables are covered in linen which is nice and in typical Hong Kong style there is a TV humming in the corner. Mind you, this being Hong Kong it's a huge flat screen TV.
The menu was in English and the waitress was friendly and spoke English surprisingly well. She was able to give us some suggestions on which and how many dishes to order.
Each of the three dishes we ordered were done well and the portions were generous. Three dishes would be sufficient for 4 people.
The Deep Fried Bean Curd was fresh and delicious and the oil it was fried in was clean. My husband ordered a Mock Lamb Thai Curry that was well seasoned and the vegetables were cooked al dente.
The complimentary dessert, Almond Jelly with Sweet Corn was were surprisingly good and I think it may have been made with real almond milk.
We left the restaurant satisfied but without a heavy feeling and we would definitely return and recommend it to friends.
Friendly English Speaking Staff, Great Food, Table Linens
A Bit Hard to Find, Noisy TV