Lung King Heen

July 12, 2013

Lung King Heen
4/F, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong,
8 Finance St, Central
3196-8880

http://www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/dining/restaurants/lung_king_heen/

So I decided that it would take me a while to catch up on the Paris posts before I can get to Hong Kong. This one deserved cutting the line in the list of updates I still need to get to. It was to celebrate a special event so we decided to splurge on tasting menus at the famed three-Michelin-star Chinese restaurant, Lung King Heen.

After trying different French and fusion tasting menus, it was nice to finally try a Chinese tasting menu. It was also during this meal that I realized how hard it is for a Chinese restaurant to earn three Michelin stars, which is why I have the utmost respect for Chef Chan and his team for putting this dinner together.

Even though we couldn’t get a table right next to the window, the harbor view from our table was already breathtaking. I’m (very) proud to say Hong Kong is a beautiful city.

We started with the appetizer combo, which consisted of a piece of crispy suckling pig, barbecued pork with honey and roast goose with plum sauce. We were quickly served our hot and sour tofu soup with shrimp wontons, simmered lobster in supreme broth, braised whole South African abalone in supreme oyster sauce, superior Australian wagyu beef cubes with sarcodon aspratus and capsicum, braised five grain rice with diced chicken in superior pottage, Chinese desserts and petit fours.

Highlights:

  • Service: The moment I sat down, they brought a small stool over for my bag. It’s been a long time since I was last brought a stool at a Western restaurant, let alone a Chinese restaurant. This definitely added bonus first impression points.
BBQ Pork The BBQ pork is worth a mention. As a BBQ pork lover who tried the pork at many, many places in both hemispheres, I’d have to say that piece was probably the best I’ve ever had. You know how people describe good steak as ones that “melt in your mouth?” This was like that. The meat was so tender and the meat just fell apart and melted away.

BBQ Pork
The BBQ pork is worth a mention. As a BBQ pork lover who tried the pork at many, many places in both hemispheres, I’d have to say that piece was probably the best I’ve ever had. You know how people describe good steak as ones that “melt in your mouth?” This was like that. The meat was so tender and the meat just fell apart and melted away. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Braised five grain rice It looks like a regular bowl of fried rice but once you dig into it, you’ll realize that there’s some sauce at the bottom of the bowl. This is no regular bowl of “fried rice,” it’s a truly amazing blend of colors and great taste.

Braised five grain rice
It looks like a regular bowl of fried rice but once you dig into it, you’ll realize that there’s some sauce at the bottom of the bowl. This is no regular bowl of “fried rice,” it’s a truly amazing blend of colors and great taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disappointments:

You wouldn’t believe me if I said none so here it goes.

  • Chinese desserts: They offered to serve four different bowls of Chinese desserts so we could sample a bit of each. We got the Almond with Egg White Soup, Walnut Soup, Green Bean Soup and the Mango with Sago and Pomelo Dessert. I have to say I was pretty disappointed with all of them except for the mango one. They were simply too watery for my liking.

The meal ended up taking a good two and a half hours, way longer than your normal Chinese meal. However, Lung King Heen is worth your time and money.

Happy eating,
Joey Wong ♥

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