Loong Yat Heen’s hearty Cantonese fare is a great winter warmer in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui

Loong Yat Heen will be serving an eight-course tasting menu, featuring Cantonese delicacies until November 30

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 11:04am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 11:29am

FARE Traditional Cantonese.

AMBIENCE One of the few banquet halls that is not too bright or noisy, while being bubbly and warm.

COST Tasting menu is HK$628 per person, or HK$538 per person (online).

WHO TO BRING Colleagues or family.

TURN-ONS Until November 30, Loong Yat Heen will be serving an eight-course tasting menu, featuring Cantonese delicacies. The roasted whole suckling pig has a crispy skin that, stuffed with glutinous rice, was an interesting mix of textures and flavours. The hearty black chicken soup with sea whelk and caterpillar fungus is a great winter warmer. The crystal prawn was soft and the honeyed Yunnan ham added flavour to the beautifully plated dish. A highlight was the bamboo piths stuffed with mushrooms in a black truffle paste. The textures and umami flavours will delight veggie lovers. The stir-fried beef was tender and tasty, and came sizzling in a clay pot with mixed bell peppers and mushrooms. The menu has three desserts: the pumpkin and Tokachi red bean soup was creamy, the steamed egg custard bun was light and fluffy, and the mango served in a rice roll was a refreshing end to the meal.

TURN-OFFS The pan-fried vermicelli was oily, and its accompanying seafood and scrambled egg soup did not add much flavour. The dining room wasn’t full, despite being a Saturday night on a public holiday. Not a good sign, though the service was attentive.

DRINKS Chinese tea is served throughout. There are also wines, beers and spirits.