China Tang began - of all places - in London back in 2007. It's one of many businesses founded by Hong Kong born entrepreneur and socialite, Sir David Tang, who also founded Shanghai Tang and the China Clubs. After seeing much success in London as a place where celebrities hung out, China Tang opened its second location in Hong Kong in 2013.
China Tang Hong Kong has thrived since coming to Asia. There are now two locations, one at Central in the Landmark Center and the other in Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui.
The TST location has gorgeous harbour views and has an impressive line up of chefs who have previously trained at Michelin starred restaurants: executive Chef Li Cheung, cold dish Chef Angus Ye, and roasted Beijing duck Chef Tony Zhao (yes, they have very specialized chefs!!).
This elegant, high end restaurant serves food from Guangdong, Jiangnan and Beijing and it's excellent. The prices are not cheap, but the quality is well worth it. It's a great place to treat someone to a special Chinese meal.
Here's a look at some of the many dishes that I've tried!
Sir David hot & sour soup is filled with quality seafood and has a wonderful balanced flavor. (HKD98 per person)
Typhoon shelter shrimp is a delight to eat, with generous mounds of fried garlic and chili.
Claims with celery and daikon is light and flavorful.
Seafood with mushrooms.
The chicken is fantastic with a beautiful crispy skin. (half HKD238; whole HKD468)
Deep fried pork spare ribs marinated in shrimp paste (HKD228)
Sweet & sour pork was unusual in its use of blackberries.
Snap peas, papaya, and lily bulb in a fried "nest" was refreshing and light. HKD128
Braised bean curd sheet, ginkgo nuts, and seasonal vegetables (HKD138)
Rice + Noodles
Seafood fried rice with sun-dried shrimp and king prawn coral (HKD198)
Wok fried rice noodles with sliced beef in XO chili sauce (HKD168)
Baked "running" custard buns are called such because the custardy inside flows out when you bite into the bun. It's called a pineapple bun because of the designs of the textured sugary top. HKD42
Chilled sago cream with pomelo and mango was excellent. HKD42
Ground almond cream is another classic Chinese dessert, and they do a nice job here. HKD42
It's never a bad idea to get egg tarts. These are baked to order and they are very nice. (HKD39)
I loved this upscale version of the mala black sugar steamed cake. This version uses a really dark sugar cane as well as honey. It was really good! HKD42
China Tang Hong Kong - General Thoughts
China Tang is a great restaurant that does a lot of things quite well. I typically come where when I want to treat out-of-town friends to a nicer Chinese meal. The environment is beautiful, the views are great, and the food is really good. It's nice to come with a slightly larger group so that you can try more dishes.
All in all, highly recommended!
China Tang Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui, Gateway Blvd
Shop 4101, Level 4
Shops 411-413 4/F Landmark Atrium
15 Queen's Road Central
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