Hutong presents an array of innovative northern Chinese and Sichuan cuisine with authentic flavours that taste like old China
From Italian restaurants to Mexican joints, the food in Hong Kong never disappoints – always innovative and always scrumptious! Other than yum cha, Hutong is one of our absolute go-tos when we’ve got guests in town, as it allows them to fully experience Chinese food, culture, and of course, Hong Kong’s stunning skyline. It’s a huge thumbs up to the geniuses behind Hutong for re-creating that nostalgic Beijing feels right here in Hong Kong.
What to expect at Hutong
Something old, something new…
Entering Hutong is like walking into old China – the dark, brooding design echoes the ancient family courtyards of old Beijing, within a futuristic glassy skyscraper. High up on the twenty-eighth floor, everyone who visits is impressed, not just by the stunning floor-to-ceiling views of the city, but also by the innovative northern Chinese and Sichuan cuisine.
If you’re at Hutong out of brunch hours, start of by tucking into the wonderfully spiced bamboo clams steeped in Chinese rose wine, which imparts a refreshing aftertaste with hints of rosemary.
Innovatively presented on a wooden platter, you must also try the beautifully seared foie gras and coddled egg that’s infused with osmanthus tea leaves – the smoked flavour leaves you in awe and wanting more.
We also can’t stop raving about the crispy-skin chicken that’s seasoned with ginger, served crunchy and piping hot. Chef Saito Chau’s final touch is to pour hot oil over the skin to create the amazingly crispy effect.
The seared scallops with the timeless combination of crab and scrambled egg white, was luscious in every bite, but for those who want something a little spicier, go for the Red Lantern– crisp soft shell crab with Sichuan dried chili, served in a beautiful bamboo basket. We couldn’t resist sifting our chopsticks through the mounds of chili to find the deliciously creamy soft shell crab underneath.
Wishing to experience more for less…
If you’re wishing to indulge completely at Hutong, we’d strongly suggest the ‘Fēng Wèi’ Sunday Brunch, available at an amazing value of $428 for a semi-buffet (a normal dinner at Hutong costs around twice that amount, depending on what you order from the a la carte dinner menu). Intermittently, throughout the brunch, guests are treated to various cultural performances, including Kung Fu tea pouring and a live demonstration of hand-pulling Chinese Noodles.
Entertainment, as good a view as you can get of Hong Kong, and wonderful flavours showcasing the variety of Chinese cuisine… you could hardly ask for more!
Hutong, 28/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3428 8342, 尖沙咀北京道1號28樓