Restaurant review: Heritage in Causeway Bay – casual Cantonese

All the dishes were delicious - if only they didn’t all come at once

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 April, 2016, 7:01am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 June, 2016, 5:28pm

Cuisine: Cantonese

Price: about HK$220 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: it’s a casual, friendly, neighbourhood place.

Pros: we liked the dishes we ordered.

Cons: all the food came at once, which meant that some of it was cold by the time we were ready to eat it.

Recommended dishes: fried spare ribs with strawberry sauce (HK$138) is an inventive take on sweet and sour pork that’s normally made with pineapple. The bone-in meat was tender with a delicate crust, and the sauce was well-balanced and not too sweet. Braised grouper tail (HK$450) was a generous portion of moist fish flavoured with fried garlic and served with fried bean curd that absorbed a light brown sauce that wasn’t over-thickened with corn starch.

Salt-baked chicken was a good version of the classic dish, with succulent, flavourful meat. Oddly, it was served without any dipping sauce. Steamed rice with minced pork and dried squid (HK$190) suffered by having to sit while we concentrated on the other dishes – the crust became soggy, instead of being crisp, but the pork patty was sufficiently fatty, and had the texture of being hand-minced.

Stir-fried lettuce with shrimp paste in hotpot (HK$98) was pungent and delicious, and had the unexpected addition of large strips of tender pork.

What else? Although the address says it’s Causeway Bay, it’s actually closer to the Tin Hau MTR station.

Heritage, 36-40A Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay. Tel: 2777 1878