As of 2010, there are only two restaurants in Hong Kong that have been awarded 3 Michelin Stars. One of them is Lung King Heen, a superb Chinese restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel (the other one is also there, and I’ll get to that in a later post).
Initially, I wasn’t all that enthusiastic about going there. I’ve been to plenty of Chinese restaurants. How good can they possibly get?
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Well, I’m glad I ended up going. We sampled the Chef’s Tasting Dinner Menu, which includes the following delicious dishes (in order):
Yes, the food was delicious. It was just several levels above most of the regular Chinese restaurants I’ve been to, and I don’t just mean the service or the presentation. The taste was genuinely terrific! The flavours, the texture, the amount of sauce and oil — everything top notch.
The standout was definitely the Appetiser Combination. It’s not even a cold platter — all of the appetiser’s are hot, succulent and flavoursome. Man, makes me salivate just thinking about them now.
The first half of the menu was definitely better than the latter half though. I’d say after the sensational prawn the dishes dropped off a bit. Still very good, but just not as exceptional as the first few. However, the rice brought it right back up, and the coffee pudding was much better than it looked and what I had expected.
It wasn’t cheap (okay it burnt a bit of a hole in the pocket) but it was worth it. It’s not like I visit 3 Michelin Star restaurants every day.