Han Lok Yuen: "The Best Thing to Eat on Lamma Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Lamma Island Restaurant Tip by bpacker

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If you're a foodie, you would know that the best thing to eat on this island would be a roasted feral bird and not the seafood. Many locals would recommend you the famous Han Lok Yuen ?Pigeon? Restaurant which can be a real pain in the butt to find. Here's the reasons why:

First, you need to hike into the mosquito-infested trail to find the eatery. Next, you can't see it unless you're up on the hill from Hung Shing Yeh. Third, if you're hiking and hungry and craving for roasted pigeon at the same time, you can get homicidal. Fourth, you might decide that the eatery is an urban myth and settle for convenient seafood around the bay.

Well, let me assure you that the eatery exist and that it's worth making a reservation before going. Yes, you're making a reservation to eat a roasted feral bird that you would normally shoo away in Picadilly Circus. Under normal circumstances, you won't do that unless you're a foodie.

Favorite Dish: So was it worth the hike, the mosquitoes and the ferry ride? Without a doubt yes, the bird though small was delicious to the bone. While the skin was crisp and it seperated easily from the succulent gamey flesh. It takes skill to roast a pigeon this way and other restaurants, have tried, without much success, to replicate that croissant-like skin texture. Other pigeons on the island tasted like they had an oil bath.

Directions: Han Lok Yuen (Pigeon Restaurant)
16-17 Hung Shing Ye (Tel: 2982 0608)
A vexing 15-min walk from Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier
Open from 11am-9.30pm (last order).

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Theme: Local

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2007
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