Posted by: P. K. | 23rd July, 2007

梁山泊

Spent some good time at Water Margin, Times Square. Excuse the link to a Flash-only website — that’s the only authentic and official URL that I can find, and Google fares no better than that.

What commands appreciation and respect is the blend of traditional Chinese culture, both Cantonese (as evident in the 牌樓 and 風車 in display at the store front) and Northern (折子戲, specially crafted menu items such as 『浪裏白條』), into the restaurant operation. Special mention must goes to the 折子戲 live shows. It reminds us of 老舍茶館, albeit run commercially and without official support from the Hong Kong Tourism Board. It deserves recommendation from the odd ones, despite a store front and setting that is reminiscent of a 胭脂扣-style setting that arises from an uneasy (mis-)match between different local Chinese cultures that span a few provinces and eras.

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