New and Noted: Shunde at One Harbour Road, Buffet Specials at Clipper Lounge and W Cafe
The China Club
Shunde (or Shun Tak) cuisine will be showcased at One Harbour Road (7-8/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai, 2584-7722) until September 4, so remember on your next visit to dig into these skillfully crafted Southern Chinese dishes created by resident chef Li Shu-tim, who has partnered up with visiting Chinese chef Luo Funan. One highlight is the stewed mud carp with conpoy, which is presented as a whole fish on the table, with skin intact but with the flesh replaced by a boneless fish paste combo made with pork, dried scallops, cabbage—and of course, mud carp. Also on the menu is a rice wine-marinated steamed pork dish that’s full of flavor… and calories.
Speaking of buffets, you also have until the end of this month to catch the fleeting summer spread at Clipper Lounge (Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Rd. Central, 2825-4007), which offers everything from flavor-soaked chicken congee, oysters and king crab legs, fragrant roast pigeon, and sushi to an entire aisle dedicated to sweets that taste as amazing as they look. Prices at this classy resto start from $548 per adult for dinner, not including 10 percent service.
A Sea of Food
Newly renovated JW Café (5/F,JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place,88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2810-8366) is back with a bang, offering a new-and-improved buffet spread that spans the continents and includes a fishball noodle station, a roast meats table, a raw bar, a salad section, and a tantalizing desserts display right at the front of the restaurant. From now until the end of the month (which is this week!), there’s a Sai Kung seafood special going on, so you’ll be able to sample typhoon-shelter-style crab, deep-fried crispy squid, and a whole lot of other goodies besides signatures like braised fish maw and steamed grouper. The Sai Kung special is available for dinner starting from $698 per adult, not including service.
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