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RestaurantThe Chairman

The Chairman
大班樓

Restaurant, $$$, Chinese, Cantonese, Central
This small Cantonese restaurants in a quiet cul-de-sac is a true hidden gem
  • ReservationYes
  • Private Room3 rooms for 20-30 persons
  • Accept Credit CardYes
  • Dress CodeSmart casual
  • Vegetarian DishMore than 10
  • Bring Your Own BottleYes
  • BuffetNo
  • CorkageHK$150 per bottle
  • Smoking AreaNo
  • Car ValetYes

Review

The Chairman remains one of 
the most influential Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong, staying steadfastly dedicated in its pursuit of exploring, championing, and preserving the traditions of the cuisine. No one would ever accuse chef-restaurateur Danny Yip and
 his team of choosing style over substance, either—while the cooking here is sublime, intriguing and miles ahead in terms of sourcing and technique, there is not much else to be said about the staid decor and general lack of frills. But no matter, as the food takes centre stage in a menu that prides freshness, flavour and texture according to age-old Cantonese adages. Ingredients are tirelessly sourced from the best purveyors, whether it’s the local seafood from Aberdeen Fish Market to beancurd sheets from Shu Kee. The steamed flower crab in aged huadiao wine and chicken oil is the restaurant’s most famous dish—so much so that you no longer need
 to pre-order it, such is the steady supply of the local crustaceans— but do not overlook the highly accomplished creations such as deep-fried crabmeat and mushroom dumplings sandwiched using thin pork lard. Service is warm and familial, whether you’re a regular or a newbie. For a taste of what true Cantonese flavours can be like, this is the gold standard.

 

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