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Restaurant review: Brother Pork Patties in Tsuen Wan – chefs get creative

An inventive use of ingredients puts a fresh twist on the pork patty at this good-value, newly opened restaurant in New Territories town

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 May, 2016, 12:01pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 May, 2016, 12:00pm

The homey dish of steamed pork patty has been turned on its head at a new small shop in Tsuen Wan. They offer classic versions of the homestyle dish including with preserved vegetables, squid and salted egg. But they also get creative, using ingredients not normally associated with steamed pork patties, such as tom yum, cheese, lobster, goose liver and abalone.

The chefs make the patties with pork hand and hock mixed with pork belly for a strong, oily flavour. Mixed with shredded ginger, spring onion and oil, the patties are handmade and steamed for about 10 minutes after the other ingredients are added. All the steamed pork patties come with rice and soup, and for an additional HK$2, diners can have vegetable rice.

We liked the lobster patty (HK$98). It was served in a pot with a whole Boston lobster weighing around 450 grams, as well as fresh tasting lobster cubes.

We also enjoyed the fresh surf clam pork patty (HK$98), which had plenty of scallop and clam meat.

The cheese pork patty (HK$68) was moist and the strong cheesy flavour went surprisingly well with the pork.

Diners can choose to have the pork patties steamed or pan-fried. We recommend steaming for the seafood patties, to retain the fresh taste.

Open for about a month, the shop sees long queues at lunch and dinner hours. It sells about 600 patties per day.

Brother Pork Patties, Harmony Garden, 28 Luen Yan Street,
Tsuen Wan, tel: 2886 8478.

Open: 11.30am-3.30pm, 6pm-10pm