HK$1400 per person
1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong TEL: +852 2696 6760
www.peninsula.com The Chinese restaurant of The Peninsula indubitably serves rather refined renditions of Cantonese fine dining. The interiors resemble an elegant 1920s Chinese teahouse with touches of Art Deco. Lunch features dim sum favourites such as baked barbecued pork puff, but the Sicilian red prawn and minced pork dumpling—a xiao long bao with a briny Mediterranean twist—is truly out of this world. Scrambled eggs with shredded shrimps, crab meat and bean sprouts is a classic Cantonese stir-fry that requires eggs to appear like broken osmanthus petals; its filigree execution is clean and dry, without a hint of oiliness. Steamed crab claw and egg white with fish broth is subtle and succinct, the umamiladen custard elevating the natural sweetness of the meaty crustacean. Access to the hotel’s cellars gives diners a range of fine wines, but stick to aged huadiao like a 10-year Kuaijishan or a 20-year Tang Song to pair with Chinese flavours.