Spicy food with a view? Yes, please! Awhile back, I tried Hutong’s Feng Wei brunch (read my review) and had a great time. The food seemed never-ending (with a good mix of spicy and non-spicy dishes), and I liked the traditional setting. It was a very nice way to spend an afternoon. So I was keen to return when they announced their new Red Lantern Evenings ($620/person), where a whopping 13 dishes are served to the table and the Peking duck is unlimited.
Shanghainese coddled egg with fish roe, chicken marinated in Sichuan chilli sauce, tea-smoked tofu with carrot and mushroom, crispy duck spring rolls, steamed xiao long bao with Sichuan diced pork and cod
Close-up of the delicious chicken marinated in Sichuan chilli sauce
Peking duck with cucumber, spring onion and Chinese pancakes (unlimited)
Fried prawns with salted egg yolk
Pan-fried golden taro pancakes, crispy glutinous rice dumplings with chocolate, homemade ice cream
Big shout-out to the xiao long bao (some of the best I’ve had in Hong Kong), chicken in Sichuan chilli sauce and signature soft-shell crab with dried chilli.
And note Hutong’s drinks menu for Red Lantern Evenings is very large, with cocktails, mocktails, sake, wine, spirits, beer and various free-flow packages available.
We went as two people, which was fine, but I’d recommend going with a larger group (four or more) if possible. The presentation is nicer (e.g., a big basket of soft-shell crab rather than a small bowl) and the service seems better. If you’re going with a larger group for a celebration, the restaurant has plenty of stylish private rooms to book. Enjoy Red Lantern Evenings 6–9pm every Sunday through Thursday.
28/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, TST, 3428 8342, book online
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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