On November 18th 2021, Hutong, one of Hong Kong’s most well-known Chinese restaurants for almost 2 decades has relocated to the 18th floor of the swanky new H Zentre on Middle Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, between The Peninsula and Sheraton Hotels.
Occupying the building’s penthouse, Hutong’s acclaimed Northern Chinese cuisine is set against breath-taking views of the Hong Kong harbour and skyline – aiming to be a luxurious Chinese destination dining in Hong Kong.
Hutong’s famed, often fiery Northern Chinese cuisine gets a makeover in its new digs.
Old favourites like Hutong’s ‘Red Lantern’ crispy soft-shell crab, thrice-cooked Crispy de-boned lamb ribs, and Flaming Peking duck are joined by beautifully-presented new dishes and a larger contemporary dim sum menu available for lunch and dinner.
Northern Chinese Cuisine
Hutong is well-known for its Northern Chinese cuisine, which is prepared with less oil and no MSG.
Signature dishes include the ‘Red Lantern’, a crispy soft-shell crab tossed in a basket of lip-numbing red Sichuan chillies, and Sichuan-style lobster wok-tossed with chilli, black beans, and dried garlic.
The tantalizing Aromatic Peking Duck – prepared according to recipes served to the Qing Emperors – remains on the menu at Hutong, along with a slew of exciting new additions.
The Double Happiness Roasted Suckling Pig, which will be served flaming tableside with a strong rice wine glaze to crisp the skin while keeping the pork tender and juicy, is a showstopper that will make its debut at H Zentre. It’s a true piece of culinary art and showmanship.
Dim sum offerings that are available for both lunch and dinner.
Charcoal Yu Xiang Crispy Pork Dumplings – bite through the crispy charcoal black mochi exterior to a tender rich and warm filling of pork and fish, served on a glamorous gold-ridged plate.
Beef Brisket Xiao Long Bao and Pan-Fried Mapo Tofu bao are also on the dim sum menu.
Feng Wei Brunch
Hutong’s iconic Feng Wei Brunch, which takes place on weekends and public holidays, features traditional Chinese acts and workshops.
Guests of all ages can enjoy mesmerising dim sum demonstrations and artistic performances.
New dishes on the brunch menu include Mala Sichuan Prawn Dumplings and Kung Po Style Golden Bean Curd tossed with cashew nuts and dried chilli.
Brunch is served with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, cocktails, sake, wine, and beer.
More New Dishes
Wagyu Beef stuffed with marinated purple cabbage and sumptuous Seared scallop Pi Xian spicy soba noodles served with sesame peppercorn sauce are two other delectable new dishes.
Other crowd-pleasers include the delectably delicate Okra wrapped in mushroom lace in spicy chilled broth and an impressive sharing bowl of Mandarin Fish in salted egg yolk broth with sizzling red and green pepper oil.
For dessert, try Hutong’s Oolong Ice Cream and Homemade Tofu Panna Cotta.
The Apothecary Bar
Ryan Cheung, Hutong’s resident mixologist, oversees the cocktail program at the new Chinese apothecary bar. Cocktails will change with the seasons, but classics will be available all year.
Comfortably Numb is a signature cocktail made with vanilla vodka, lychee liqueur, Sichuan pepper honey, and ruby red grapefruit. The rim of the glass is coated with dried Sichuan peppers, which creates a lip-tingling sensation on the first taste.
Ryan is presenting an extensive list of new cocktails for the new location, many of which incorporate Chinese botanicals and herbaceous influences.
The spellbinding Lunar Quest is on the menu, made with chilli-infused Plantation 3 Stars rum, turmeric, coconut milk, pineapple, and ginger, and topped with an ethereal scented bubble.
The Fortune Teller, presented in a fascinating sphere, is another new favourite made with botanical camomile-infused Two Moons dry gin, Oriental beauty tea, elderflower liqueur, and apple.
Address: 18F HZentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3428 834
Facebook & IG: @hutonghk
This is a news article, not a review. Photo courtesy of Hutong.