6224 18th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204
I have been utterly busy with school and work. I've also been sick and fighting a viral infection last week with a nasty cough. It's been awesome! I finally have a little down time to blog so here's a long overdue review I've been meaning to post.
Will and I have been to Jin Jin Hong Kong Cafe quite a few times. It's similar to a diner, but an Asian version. The interior, decor, and even down to the tables and seats has a diner vibe to it. They serve Hong Kong style cuisine, beverages, and also serve sushi and a few Japanese dishes.
Will, our friend Jimmy, and I came to Jin Jin for dinner one evening since he's never been here and we were hungry after a networking event.
We ordered an appetizer - scallion pancake to share. It was a bit small for three people especially since Will and Jimmy eat like a lot. I wished it was a lot more crispier and crunchier.
Since Jimmy was on a meatless diet at the time we went to Jin Jin, he ordered a Baked Portuguese Salmon over rice. This is actually one of my favorite dishes to order here because not many Chinese or Hong Kong style restaurants make a Baked Portuguese Salmon or those that do, haven't done as a good of a job as Jin Jin does.
|Baked Portuguese Salmon Rice|
|Baked Portuguese Seafood over Spaghetti|
|Baked Portuguese Steak over Rice|
So the mistake we made was that all three dishes were Baked Portuguese and all were carb-loading! We were all tremendously full afterwards and some of us couldn't even finish our meals. There's a lot and I do mean a lot of cheese and carbs.
I actually do enjoy the food from Jin Jin because it's quick, inexpensive, and tasty. It's not the best Hong Kong style food, but it's a good place to come for a quick and yummy fix. Next time, I think we will be mindful about what we order and not turn it into a carb-fest.