HU­TONG

T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler - - Regional Chinese -

There are some restau­rants that seem cus­tom made to cel­e­brate spe­cial oc­ca­sions—and Hu­tong, with its knock­out har­bour views, stun­ning dé­cor and dis­tinc­tive menu of North­ern Chi­nese cui­sine is one of them. Lo­cated on the 28th floor of One Pek­ing Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, the restau­rant’s de­sign is elab­o­rately de­tailed, with red lanterns, or­nate an­tique fur­ni­ture and hang­ing bird­cages all adding to the at­mos­phere; nev­er­the­less, the iconic glittering view re­mains the real star, show­cased in its full glory through floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows. The menu ex­cites too, fea­tur­ing many Chi­nese dishes you will not find else­where, all pre­sented beau­ti­fully. The ma­jor­ity of dishes hit the mark, with beau­ti­fully fresh ra­zor clams in Chi­nese rose wine and deca­dent crispy gluti­nous rice dumplings with gooey rich choco­late cen­tres clear win­ners. The wine list is ex­ten­sive, with Chi­nese aged va­ri­eties for the more ad­ven­tur­ous, although it veers on the pricier side (there are no bot­tles un­der $500). Ser­vice is ex­cel­lent, with at­ten­tive staff show­ing a clear un­der­stand­ing of the menu; with many spicy dishes on of­fer, they are happy to ad­vise and ac­com­mo­date to your heat pref­er­ence. Hu­tong is packed most nights, of­fers two sit­tings for din­ner – opt for the later round to avoid hav­ing to cut your meal short.

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