I've lived in Hong Kong for almost two years now. I've been fortunate to have many friends and family visit during the short time that I've lived here. In fact, my mother has come three times already, which is saying a lot considering she's flying here all the way from Ohio, US.
As she comes more and more times, it's getting harder to find new experiences for her. Although we've brought her to one of our favorite dim sum places, we thought it would be fun to try a new place together.
Cuisine Cuisine Hong Kong has been on my list since early last year when we lived in Tsim Sha Tsui. At the time, we tried to walk into the one at The Mira on a Saturday during lunchtime (read: the day that all Cantonese families enjoy dim sum together) without a reservation, which was a bad idea.
This time, we booked in advance in anticipation of my mom visiting, and chose the IFC location because of its views and because we now lived on Hong Kong Island.
Cuisine Cuisine is a Cantonese restaurant know for its food. It received a Michelin star 2012-2013 and still is listed in the Michelin Guide as a "Plate", which is defined as "restaurants where the inspectors have discovered quality food."
The space, which was remodeled in 2014, is beautiful, with a bright airy feel, high ceilings, and stunning views of Victoria Harbour.
The food, although very Cantonese, has small modern twists that elevate this restaurant above a typical traditional Cantonese restaurant. Here's a look at some of the dishes we got, which include a mixture of slightly modern dishes and very traditional ones.
General Thoughts - Cuisine Cuisine Hong Kong
Overall, Cuisine Cuisine is pleasant and the dim sum is good. The prices are a bit on the high side, but keep in mind that you're paying for that gorgeous dining space, harbour views, and the IFC prime location. It's a great place to have a business meal.
Foodwise, it's good but not it's my favorite. There may be particular dim sum pieces that I enjoy more at traditional dim sim places like the brown sugar cake at Tim Ho Wan, the baked BBQ buns or the turnip cake with shrimp at Fu Sing, or the shrimp dumplings at Lei Garden. However, none of them come close to Cuisine Cuisine when it comes to ambiance or view. Plus, the food is still quite enjoyable.
In short, I still wouldn't hesitate to organize a dinner at Cuisine Cuisine if I needed a place with this combination of food quality and beautiful, elegant space.
Cuisine Cuisine IFC
Shop 3101 – 07
IFC mall, 8 Finance St
Cuisine Cuisine TST (The Mira)
118-130 Nathan Road 3/F