Now that the Christmas and New Year festivities are over, you know what’s the next feasting period? Chinese New Year!
But... before you go crazy eating again, restore your inner balance with some superior soups from Grand Hyatt’s Grand Café. For the first time, Chef de Cuisine Marc Briol has created several dishes based on traditional Chinese herbs that provide helpful effects to the body – so not only do you get to warm your soul this winter, but your immune system gets some much-needed boostin’ too. And that’s not the best part – all the dishes are freshly prepared upon request by the chef, and since they’re part of the buffet, you get to have as many servings as you want!
Here are some of the soup-er highlights:
Our favourite was the ginseng and black chicken double-boiled soup with cordyceps, pilose antler and wolfberries. You can’t go wrong with this classic power combination that helps to strengthen vitality. Don’t be fooled by its clarity, for its depth conceals a sweet complexity of cordyceps fungi, pilose antler and wolfberries.
We loved the Asian spin in this braised Pacific cod with Chuanxiong (lovage root), angelica dahurica, red jujube and saffron. Not only is the broth made from the extract of a giant grouper, the cod is also sustainably sourced (yay to sustainable seafood!). This dish is particularly beneficial to women as it promotes blood circulation.
The sea cucumber was like a sponge in the braised sea cucumber with tuber fleece flower, milk vetch root, Asiabell root, black bean and chicken sauce, soaking up all the sweet goodness in this flavourful harmony. With sea cucumber sourced specially from Guangdong, this dish is beneficial to your inner chi.
Who doesn’t relish melt-in-your-mouth meat? Incredibly tender and flavourful, the beef brisket and tendon stew with ganoderma mushroom, morinda root, desert-living cistanche and walnut was slow-cooked to perfection. Ladies will love this as it‘s rich in collagen, and men will adore it too as its ingredients are said to reinforce the kidneys.
You know what else hits the spot during winter? Lamb stew! Rich and silky in texture, this soybean paste lamb stew with Chinese angelica and magnolia vine fruit is especially beneficial to women and would keep just about anyone toasty this chilly winter season.
And while you’re at Grand Café, don’t forget to try the buffet‘s wide variety of dishes including the famed Hainanese chicken rice!
Date: until 28 February 2018
Time: 6–10pm daily
Price: Monday–Thursday $658; Friday–Sunday $698
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Lobby, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2584 7722
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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