The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Korean lunch @ First Korean (Discovery Bay), Hong Kong

We flew my parents to Hong Kong a couple of months ago as a 70th present for my dad. He is very fond of HK and had often talked about retiring here. Unfortunately his health took a sharp decline in the past few years, and we are very aware that he is not young. We want the kids to spend more time with their grandparents, and they did just that for two weeks! The 2-year-old still speaks about "gong-gong" and "ma-ma" (how the kids call them) even now, and it's really sweet. Hopefully it will not be long before the kids can see their grandparents again. I brought my parents to Discovery Bay just for a day trip. Due to my dad's limited mobility, we couldn't explore DB much, but we did enjoy a delicious Korean lunch at First Korean Restaurant. This is one of the many restaurants on D'Deck, which is conveniently close to the ferry pier. I thought that the dishes tasted authentic, and the parents enjoyed the food, so it's a thumbs up from us.

The main dining room, with a row of a few tables partitioned off on the right:

The view towards the main entrance, as seen from our table in the partitioned off section mentioned above:

I always enjoy banchan at Korean restaurants:

Samgyetang, Korean ginseng chicken soup. Deliciously herbal and healthful:

One of our favourite Korean dishes to order, Japchae - stirfried sweet potato noodles. Parents hadn't tried it before, and they liked it:

Another one that the parents hadn't tried before, but one of our Korean faves - Haemul Pajeon (seafood pancake). Also tasty, but a bit plain tasting on its own and definitely needed the soy sauce dip (and this is coming from someone who is sodium-intolerant!):

First Korean Restaurant
Shop 102B, 1/F, D'Deck,
Discovery Bay Rd
Discovery Bay
Tel. +85 2 2987 9123


  1. Agreed, I think it is a solid place - we've been going for years and enjoying it.

    1. Hi blue_balu, thanks for your validation :) Do you have any other suggestions for good eats in DB?

    2. I love Koh Tomyums, one of the best Thai restaurants in Hong Kong. The Japanese has decent lunch offers and I like the indian dishes at McSorleys.