HH Gourmet a Great New Cafe in Shekou!!
After two years in Shenzhen, homesickness creeps in and I like to find places that remind me of my favorite haunts back in the states. HH Gourmet has just the right “feel” to make you imagine you could be in Berkeley, Austin, New York or even my hometown: Boulder. It’s atmosphere transcends its location plus you get the TASTIEST FOOD! The emphasis is on fresh, fresh AND MORE FRESH! Today they had Gespacho and Mushroom soup, HOMEMADE, of course. Hmmmmm.
Let’s start with the basics: homemade bagels (my favorite is sesame, closely followed by “everything”) and a variety of toppings including Lox & Cream cheese and “killer” fresh made jams…yummy. You will also find biscuits & gravy, a wonderful variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches including pulled chicken and pork (on your favorite bread or bagel), with some old fashioned potato salad (another favorite) to make you feel at home. There is much more but I like these in particular.
Don’t forget deserts: the lemon curd/scone is heavenly, the toffee is to “die for” and their chocolate cheesecake should be by “prescription only”, HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!! There is no better coffee drinks in Shekou and you can find my favorite beer: Brooklyn, imported from the good ole United States (sigh), I feel better already. Try their fresh juices and natural flavored homemade soda drinks: my favorite is the vanilla.
You also meet the finest folks who come there regularly: sitting in the very comfy couch seats or outside in the prime heart of the Rose Garden shops. You can play chess or borrow a book from their rack, just make yourself at home. I sure do, its nice to make friends with Matt, the owner and his wife, Huanhuan, native Chinese. Matt is from New York originally but has lived in China many years and speaks fluent Mandarin. He is not only a great proprietor but also a tremendous amount of help should you need some local knowledge. Please drop in and make yourself at home. I use their wifi & have solved many of my problems in those chairs there at HH Gourmet. I hope you do too.