2010/02/26

Food Court@HK Airport/食在香港機場

Food Court@HK Airport/食在香港機場

In the food court of Hong Kong Airport, Popeyes gives the bigges bang for your buck.

Ultimately, you, the consumer, are the ones that actually pay for the expensive rent in the airport. Under normal circumstances, I dislike western fast food. However, there are always exceptions. The good thing about fast food chains includes standardization. This secure the bang of your buck pretty much everywhere.

Most of the local dishes available in Hong Kong Airport are peasant foods available through out the streets of Hong Kong, province of Guangdong (Canton), and China towns through out North America. As they are so popular, it is not likely for any restaurant to screw it up and stay in business. Unless you have specific craving for certain dishes when you are there, I say Popeyes is a reasonable solution to cure your hunger.

I consider Ah Yee Leng Tong is the worst restaurant in that airport. Once I was craving for a dish they happened to have on specials. So I made the mistake of eating there. Before I asked for my bills, I saw an Australian girl having a disbute with them. I overheard she said "I did not order them." I learned its meaning when I saw my bill. They charge an arm and a leg for the appetizers and tea, which I did not ask. Although later I have learned that this is indeed a common practice in Hong Kong, I still do not think it was fair. Technically speaking, the restaurant was located inside the airport, before custom and immigration. In addition, that Australian girl and I do prove their way of running business was problematic. Yet they choose not to keep the customers well informed. In my book, this is a scam.

BTW, remember to check out the warranty clauses if you plan to purchase electronics in Hong Kong Airport. The warranty for my Casio watch was valid only in Hong Kong.

除非您願意當冤大頭,否則在下建議Popeyes炸雞。

機場寸土寸金,店租極高。羊毛出在羊身上。明知山有虎,還偏向虎山行。您要自願扮肥羊去挨宰,那我也只能佩服您勇氣可嘉,本錢粗勇。

在下通常極端厭惡西式速食,但凡事都有例外:西式速食標準化,制度化。因為可以跟其他分店比較,所以就算是在機場,要偷工減料或宰人都不至於太誇張、過分。而在香港機場的西式速食中,Popeyes相對比較起來算是比較少見、有特色的。他們在多倫多就只有兩家分店。

最可惡的是阿二靚湯。有回過境時,特想吃貴妃雞,就上了那兒。他們自動送上的小菜、沾醬、茶水都要算錢,而且還不便宜。要收錢還不盡「告知」的責任。在我前面那位洋妞也因此跟他們起了爭執。就算要叫人家隨俗也得等人「入境」後再說啊!明明就是故意敲詐。

其他幾家,賣的大都是香港的家常菜。出境後,在港在粵,甚至是北美的唐人街都吃得到。除非您只是在此過境,否則實在沒必要在機場急著送肉飼虎。

至於所謂的「食神叉燒飯」就更匪夷所思了。不知這騙得到哪個沒主見,沒品味的膚淺笨蛋?雖然說越是家常菜越能考得出廚師的功力,那怎麼沒膽賣「刻骨銘心初戀金銀情侶套餐」的雜碎麵?這種家常菜,大家都會做。做得不好的餐館生存不下去;就算做得好的,也是些微之差。機場裡的做得好不好?我不知道。但是我知道一定貴。何必沒事拿自己的銀子去賭這種只有可能輸,不大可能贏的注?真要有食神檔次,肯定會有人龍排隊加持。甚至有人揪團去朝聖都不稀奇。要是自己號稱「食神」,又不用排長隊,那真的就是只能騙騙笨蛋了。

另外,在機場購買電子產品也要留意。我買的卡西歐電子錶的保證書只在香港有效。



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