If memory serves me right (gosh, sounds like the original Iron Chef...), HK BBQ Master used to be in Coquitlam. If I am indeed right, then I have fond memories. Really solid Chinese BBQ items that people would lineup for, especially during Chinese New Year. Well, since it's in Richmond now, I haven't gotten a chance to blog about it. It's too far and well, it's in Richmond. Incidentally, everything I dislike about Richmond traffic reared it's ugly head today and well, let's just leave it at that. If I had to rant, this post would last a week.
So on our way out of Richmond (whew...), Costanza and I stopped by HK BBQ Master, located in the covered Superstore parkade. No, it's not the sexiest of storefronts; but it does the job. I decided to get 2 of their most popular items: Roast Pork and BBQ Pork. By just looking at it, the roast pork looks absolutely delicious. With a crisp, golden brown skin giving way to alternating layers of meat and melt-in-your mouth fat, this is money. I tried one almost right away and it had all those visual qualities in my mouth having a nice pork flavour with some saltiness.
If that weren't enough, the BBQ Pork, in my mind, was even better. With a nice sweet caramelized glaze and a touch of burnt ends, the tender fatty pork was delicious. Even with all the fat, the pork was not difficult to chew and just enough flavour to not make the pork taste like candy. Honestly, this exemplifies what good Chinese BBQ is about. Oh how I miss this. It's so far away. I have to suffer with T&T BBQ... Just not the same. I may need to brave Richmond and do it again soon.
- Expertly executed BBQ meats
- Good portions with the eat-in dishes I observed
- Just like Memphis Blues, it ain't diet food
- A bit pricier than other places (but worth it!)