Xingli, Shenzhen, China
‘The Mother’ and I wanted a short getaway, there’s a story to why we ended up at Shenzhen for a day or so but I won’t bore you the details. ‘The Mother’ has never been to Shenzhen and he was curious to see what all the fuss (or lack there off) is about. However, unfortunately, for all of us, we did not leave the Ritz Carlton at all! We were upgraded to the executive suite and it was perfect! GIGANTIC bed – 6 human rolls and there were so many restaurants and amenities that we really didn’t leave at all. Mind you, we were only here for a night so we made full use of the hotels facilities.
One of the restaurants that we ate was Xingli which is located on the 4th floor of the hotel. The restaurant offers ‘the finest in sumptuous Chiu Chow cuisine’ and the menu was vast. We asked for recommendations and it did not disappoint.
Started with the crispy chicken and Dragon did not hesitate to eat majority of it. Crispy skin, the chicken was incredibly tender and tasty that you wanted more.
These triangle shaped tofu was silky smooth and dipped in vinegar were fantastic.
The pork and vegetables were good but nothing special I thought.
Last but not least, fish and tofu hot pot – one of ‘The Mother’s’ favourite dish. The fish was slightly pan fried, and the tofu again silky smooth. He pretty much ate the whole thing himself!
Unfortunately, I was too full to even think about dessert but it did sound good. I have read that the service is appalling but we didn’t have any issues at all – in fact we thought everyone was friendly and very helpful! We and definitely Dragon definitely enjoyed our meal here!
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
116, Fuhua San Road,
Futian District, 518048
Ph: ++86 755 2222 2222