I should have known better. I arrived in Hong Kong on a Monday afternoon, eager to sample the city’s culinary delights. Unfortunately for me, I chose probably one the worst places to eat, falling for their accessible, English menus (+1). Later, I was told that Maxim’s is considered fast food. Whoops.
To be honest, there’s nothing really wrong with Maxim’s Restaurant, same as there’s nothing really wrong with Denny’s back in Vancouver. Its express, line-cooked food at its finest and cheapest, offering a quick solution to my early afternoon hunger problems.
The restaurant offers dozens of choices (+1), including congee, western breakfast, sandwiches, and others, enough to overwhelm a newbie like myself. But hey, as they say: “When in Rome, do as Romans do”, so I got the traditional Hong Kong breakfast, which consists of ham and macaroni in soup, toast, eggs, sausage, and a milk tea. Blech. There was probably nothing I like out of this (-1), except maybe the egg, which you can’t screw up, and the milk tea, which was probably made from instant powder anyway. The sausage was lukewarm, the toast was under-toasted, and the macaroni was overcooked. There was also practically zero nutritional value in the meal (-1), except for the yolk of the egg. Yup, this is fast food. However, for $29 HKD (about $4 CAD), you can’t really complain too much about anything.
477 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
24-30 Percival Street, Causeway Bay
And many other various locations around Hong Kong