Hoi King Heen・海景軒
Tsim Sha Tsui
B2/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
T: +852 27312883
Lunch HoursMon to Sat, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; Sun, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner HoursMon to Sat, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm; Sun, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dress CodeSmart Casual
Accept Credit CardYes
Date of review: November 9, 2011 | Reviewed by:
Located in the basement of the Intercontinental Grand Stanford in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hoi King Heen is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of Mody Road. Let the sound of Chinese flutes tempt you into this stylish Cantonese restaurant, which fuses contemporary design with traditional artwork. Striking black and white photographs adorn shimmering silver walls and ornate dome lampshades cast an atmospheric glow. Large groups of friends and families favour the raised central dining area while romantic couples tuck themselves away in cosy corners.
Expect everything from contemporary Cantonese and Asian fusion to local home-style comfort dishes at this elegant Chinese restaurant. For classic feel-good food choose one of chef Leung’s signature dishes, which range from simple but tasty shrimp toast to more imaginative ensembles such as chicken with lemongrass, ginger and preserved mandarin orange peel. But for the “best of the best” try the eight-course degustation menu, which comes with or without wine. A highlight of this taste extravaganza is the steamed garoupa rolls with Yunnan ham. Beautifully presented, the dish combines fresh, salty and creamy textures in delicate lip-smacking bundles. The marinated egg, barbecued beef short rib with honey sauce and smoked scallop is also a winning combination. The fried prawns with wasabi pack a spicy punch but are overly sweet, and the winter melon balls stuffed with black olives and mustard are bland. In contrast, the moist and tender pork belly will tantalise your taste buds with hints of rose and lemongrass. Spoonfuls of cleansing freshness is served up courtesy of the double boiled supreme soup with mushrooms and conch, and the almond cream with egg white provides a smooth and satisfying finale.
For those who like to start their meal with some fizz, there’s a good selection of champagnes and sparkling wines including a reasonably priced and fine-tasting Prosecco Servo Suo. There’s also a tempting selection of new and old world reds and whites starting from HK$400, plus four different Chinese rice wine.
Always with a smile and the best of intentions but plates are whipped away so quickly you won’t have time to lay down your chopsticks. Also, don’t be surprised if you partner’s bowl is swiped before you’ve finished eating.
With starters from HK$58, signature mains from HK$148 and desserts at HK$32, this restaurant offers great Cantonese food that won’t break the bank. Expect a filling meal for two to cost about HK$1,000.