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Goodbye Jimmy's Kitchen after 92 years !

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    Goodbye Jimmy's Kitchen after 92 years !

    I honestly will say, Jimmy's kitchen was the ONLY place in Hong Kong outside my own kitchen that could plate up an absolutely sensational chicken parmy. And I can tell you, I have had some pretty bloody awful serving attempts over the years, Jimmy's was the only one that served up the real McCoy which reminded me of back home. My family enjoyed, Jimmy's Kitchen as our once in a awhile dinner spot with the kids, who also enjoyed eating there, as the staff made them feel welcome.

    It is a shame it's closing, I am sure some of the long term expats, the miniscule few that post on GEO, could tell a few stories about back in its heyday with its original staff. All during a time that now barely resembles the colonial past or actually doesn't, in many respects.

    What's your best memory of eating at Jimmy's Kitchen ?

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    Went there a few times in the 90s and did not find it awe inspiring or whatever the old timers I went with felt that I should be feeling with entering that establishment. It was OK. I don't remember anything other than the baked alaska.

    Certainly did hear some colorful stories about the owners and patrons.

    Went there a couple of times in the last 10-15 years with the kid and his grandparents... again, did not really see what the fuss was all about. My kid also did not see what the fuss is all about when I took him to the Red Fort in Delhi.

    For me what matters is the owners and the staff are not left in financial ruin and can get on with their retirement and whatever the future holds for them. And this holds for any business new or old....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Went there a few times in the 90s and did not find it awe inspiring or whatever the old timers I went with felt that I should be feeling with entering that establishment. It was OK. I don't remember anything other than the baked alaska.

    Certainly did hear some colorful stories about the owners and patrons.

    Went there a couple of times in the last 10-15 years with the kid and his grandparents... again, did not really see what the fuss was all about. My kid also did not see what the fuss is all about when I took him to the Red Fort in Delhi.

    For me what matters is the owners and the staff are not left in financial ruin and can get on with their retirement and whatever the future holds for them. And this holds for any business new or old....
    Same. When there once or twice. Food is alright, but nothing spectacular. Maybe in its heyday it was something. But these days it is way past its prime, nothing really special now.

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    They are fully booked for the whole of May. They won't even entertain walk ins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat:
    They are fully booked for the whole of May. They won't even entertain walk ins.
    Aww that's a pity if you wanted to go there for old times sake. It will likely be done and dusted by the time I get a chance to swan over to Hongkers for a couple of weeks to visit family and friends. Oh well.