6 Heritage Venues To Enjoy Dim Sum In Hong Kong
FWD House 1881 is known for their afternoon tea, but western pastries and cakes aren’t the only culinary delights you can enjoy in the former Marine Police Headquarters. Shaded from the summer heat and hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui is The Queen, a Chinese restaurant opened last June in the Chinese residential courtyard of the Victorian colonial building. Its traditional Chinese study room décor, brass tea pots and elaborately painted cyan porcelain teacups offer a nostalgic dining experience.
Here, head chef Chan Ki Pak, who previously led Macau’s award-winning, Michelin-starred restaurant Wing Lei, specialises in Chuan cuisine which is known for the complex spice combinations, as well as seafood dishes and a vast variety of dim sum that is presented with innovative tastes, vibrant colours and a contemporary take of the classic recipes. The Queen’s signature includes steamed Shanghainese dumpling with spicy soups, the pink jewel-like beetroot and wild mushroom dumplings, steamed rice rolls with crispy shrimp, kimchi radish cakes and pepper crisps with minced pork and shrimp. If that’s not enough, The Queen also serves main courses made with typical Chinese ingredients and an international twist: the black truffle crispy chicken with chives sauce, Sichuan-style lobster and tofu, scallop puffs with crispy rice in lobster soup, deep-fried marble goby fish, and seasonal vegetables with geoduck.
The Queen, G/F, FWD House 1881 Main Building, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; fwdhouse1881.com
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