So much dim sum at The Celestial Court
Elegance, decadence, and a hefty bill is what comes to mind when you think of dining at a St. Regis restaurant. For the past few years, St. Regis Beijing has remained rather quiet with promotions, giving themselves a mysterious rep amongst
However, To Ming Lau, Executive Chinese Chef of the St. Regis has had enough. The Hong Kong native wants to showcase all the authentic and innovative dishes he’s created for The Celestial
Court at a fraction of the previous price. Having headed the restaurant for the past 10 years, Chef To Ming is a master with sheer talent who has created two daily free-flow dim sum menus (¥198 or ¥268) that include some rather luxurious Chinese delicacies. The daily lunch deal makes for a great (and low cost) way to sample all those Cantonese favorites without breaking the bank, and of course, a great way to enjoy a Hong Kong-style weekend brunch.
We feel that calling these menus dim-sum don’t do them justice. The menus include a variety of dim sum classics like tasty BBQ pork steamed buns, cute sesame buns that are shaped like little pigs, and the tastiest steamed date buns we’ve ever had. Although a common Chinese pastry, these date buns took Chef To Ming quite some time to perfect and add in his own personal
touch. They’re definitely our must-try recommendation for when you visit The Celestial Court.
While the ¥198 menu is already extensive and will definitely leave you full and satisfied, there’s still a bit of splurging you can do. Their ¥268 menu includes everything that its cheaper counterpart does as well as a variety of wok fried options that otherwise would cost you an arm and a leg: Big, juicy, freshly steamed lobsters with garlic and glass noodles; steamed abalone; sautéed Australian beef sirloin; and a pricey favorite amongst local ladies, bird’s nest soup.
The Celestial Court’s free-flow deals are definitely value-for-money and worth taking the family for a serious chow down session.
Get ready to gorge on dim sum
Relax, it’s lunch time