Madame Ching pays tribute to Cantonese roasts while reinterpreting familiar flavours
Ching’s Banquet Menu allows diners to share selection of restaurant’s favourite dishes
The latest addition to the Star Street neighbourhood, Pirata Group’s modern Chinese restaurant and roast house - Madame Ching - pays tribute to Cantonese roasts while reinterpreting familiar Hong Kong flavours. The glass-fronted kitchen creates a welcoming atmosphere that is ideal for socialising, and the outdoor terrace is perfect for evening drinks during the summer.
We decided to order the Ching’s Banquet Menu (HK$320 per person), so that we could try and share the restaurant’s selection of favourite dishes.
We started with the sesame prawn toast (HK$110), which was served on milk bread and literally melted in your mouth - my favourite dish of the meal. Next, we tasted General Son’s Chicken (HK$95), crisp chicken pieces with a delectable sweet and spicy sauce.
The dishes were complemented by the tangy and refreshing Beijing lake (HK$90), a tequila-based cocktail with Mancino Amaranto vermouth and Sichuan pepper mango syrup. The interesting mapo “tofu” (HK$120) was served chips and dip style - with the tofu skin as the chips and the minced pork as the dip. However, I only had one bite before the Sansho peppers consumed my mouth and numbed my tongue.
We moved on to sample the barbecue roast mixed platter (HK$210 for a selection of three meats). I loved how tender and flavourful each meat was - definitely a treat for fellow meat lovers. The dan dan noodles (HK$75) was another winner, especially with the pulled pork twist.
The brussels sprouts (HK$85) were to die for, and I couldn’t stop shoving the buttery pieces into my mouth, even though I was already full by that stage.
We ended the meal with a sweet treat of sponge cake with Ovaltine custard (HK$48) that emphasised favourite Hong Kong flavours.