Food: Located in a fishing village far fetching off the eastern end of Sai Kung Peninsula, the restaurants at Po Toi O are one of the best-kept seafood secrets from the tourists. Restaurants here are less teeming than the dining houses in Sai Kung town centre, hence enjoying a higher level of tranquility; and the best of all, the price is easier on your pocket. In Fat Kee, menu is ingredient based and freshness is the key of this outlet; all the fishes swimming in the water tanks reflect the rhythm of the seasons. You will have the chance to hand pick your order while it is still whirling inside the glass tanks.
Seafood lovers will have much to rave about their superb fish and shellfish, especially the mantis shrimp and the sea urchin. The fried mantis shrimp, showered with shards of peppery salt, is lively cooked and strikes good balance with the richness of its roe and spicy favorite. The fried rice with sea urchin (available when in-season) is the kind of food that charts new territory. Instead of serving it raw like most sushi bars do, Fat Kee blends their fresh catch of urchin with fried rice, the result is a divine dish that is light on presentation but loaded with the sensationally sweet flavor of sea urchin. The steamed fish, like the high fin grouper and leopard coral grouper, steamed with just-right precision, proves just as endearing with velvety texture and sweatness of the fish all retained.
Specials: Fried mantis shrimp with peppery salt, fried rice with sea urchin and a rich collection of steamed fish
Address: 7A Po Toi O Ferry Pier, Po Toi O, Sai Kung
Tel: 2719 9129
Opening hours: 11:30am – 11pm
Nearest railway: Tseung Kwan O MTR
Transportation: Minivan route 16 from the Tseung Kwan O MTR
Michelin Hong Kong on the cheap rating: **