Institutions - Shung Hing Chiu Chow Sea Food Restaurant

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 October, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 October, 2005, 12:00am

Shung Hing Chiu Chow Sea Food Restaurant

39 Queen?s Road West, Sheung Wan

2543 7794

The fare

The authentic Chiu Chow food served here attracts the patronage of the rich and powerful, including Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Canto-pop star Andy Lau.

The ambience

There are two restaurants with the same name, close to each other. One is the old location, with fluorescent lighting and dai pai dong furniture; the other is a newer space that feels like your usual Chinese restaurant.

The cost

About $150 a person without drinks.

Who to bring

Celebrity chasers, or anyone who appreciates a good soy goose.


The soy goose here is among the best in town. The best parts are the webs and wings because they absorb most of the flavour, but remember to order them when you book your table because they always run out. The deep-fried oysters are plump, fresh and crisply fried, but we like them better with peppered salt. The caramelised sweet potato, taro and ginko nuts are also a must.


The braised beef bone marrow with vegetables was disappointing. There was only a morsel of bone marrow, and the choice of vegetables (carrot, broccoli and button mushrooms) made it look like a western dish.


You might have to wait if you have reserved a table. This place is often overbooked.