Green Cottage / Yin Ping Vietnamese Restaurant is one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurant in the city; the other being Nha Trang (芽莊越式料理). Having never visited Vietnam before, I don’t think I’m in a position to comment on the authenticity of their dishes – especially after spending time in Toronto and Los Angeles, where some potent Phở is served – I’m frankly very confused as to what is authentic Vietnamese food.
I visited the original Green Cottage (清亭越南菜館) on Cannon Street 10 years ago when they were only a small cafe. Back then, after your orders are taken, the waiter would reach up to the clothesline above our heads, attach the order onto the clips and throw them directly into the kitchen along that line. It was an odd process, but a memorable one. Their specialty was and still is their famed butter chicken wings (pictured) among many, many other dishes.
They’ve done very well for themselves since, moving across the street from where they used to be into a bigger space. All of this success, however, is not without family feud. The brothers went their separate ways and while one kept “Green Cottage”, the other established “Yin Ping” right next to the former.
Last year, the brothers called truce, made up and decided to work together again moving into yet another even bigger location (current Jaffe Road restaurant) aptly named “Green Cottage / Yin Ping Vietnamese Restaurant” (清亭燕萍越南菜館)。
Phew … now that I got that out of the way. Here’s what I had:
Green Cottage / Yin Ping Vietnamese Restaurant
2/F., Cigna Tower, 482 Jaffe Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2832 2863 / +852 2832 9038
Fax: +852 2834 0780
They have another restaurant at the Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal 2) too!