All for YUE: the restaurant in North Point offers fresh and tasty combination
YUE’s chef adds modern Chinese dishes to traditional Cantonese and dim sum
FARE Traditional Cantonese and dim sum, but the chef also has some modern Chinese dishes. AMBIENCE Contemporary Chinese décor with large windows allowing lots of natural light into the main dining room. Private booths and private rooms are also available. COST HK$400 for two. WHO TO BRING Family, friends and colleagues. TURN-ONS Besides the wide range of traditional dim sum, there are several award-winning dishes worth trying, including scallops and sakura ebi rice cannelloni, which comes with some molecular skills. We also liked the Gold Coast Starlight platter with shrimp dumplings and bamboo shoot, crispy taro dumpling with cheese and seafood and baked puff pastry with egg custard. It was developed at Yue’s sister restaurant at the Gold Coast, hence the name, and the presentation is impressive. We then went for mainstream dim sum, such as barbecued pork buns, har gao, beef cheung fan, steamed lobster in supreme soup dumplings and crab and cream corn soup. All the dishes are freshly made and tasty. We then tried a few chef signatures. We liked the baked crab shell stuffed with fresh crab meat and onion, another award-winning dish, and the recommended wok-fried wagyu beef cubes with garlic chips. TURN-OFFS The crispy taro was bland. DRINKS There is a wide selection of Chinese teas such as puer, ginseng oolong, shou mei, longjing (dragon well), plus jasmine and chrysanthemum.