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Lunch at Gold Harlan, LKF

I have heard wonderful things about Gold Harlan which is situated inside the Lan Kwai Fong hotel. I was meeting a friend for lunch and was really looking forward to the meal.

Harlan Goldstein requires no introduction, any food lover in Hong Kong would recognize his name. He has been associated with many restaurants in Hong Kong and his new-ish baby is Gold.

Lunch was a set course – three courses which consists of a salad buffet, main and dessert for HKD 220.

We were presented with a bread basket – focaccia, baguette and bread sticks. Not warm unfortunately, but they were fresh and still wonderful.

Ir and I weren’t super hungry so we didn’t have any of the salad buffet. I was looking at other diners and it did look pretty good. I thought it was only salad, but they also had smoked salmon, cold meats and cold seafood. I probably should have at least had a plate of it.

For mains, Ir had the Singapore style seafood laksa, clams, prawns and squid. It looked wonderful and it was. It wasn’t as authentic as that from Singapore or Malaysia but close enough – the flavours and the spiciness, it was ‘pretty good’. The seafood were fresh and delightful.

I opted for the Parma ham and taleggio wrapped organic chicken breast, soft polenta and salsa romesco. I thought the serving was a tad small. Tiny and thin chicken breast wrapped with ham. It was tender, the ham really gave it that extra saltiness and flavour. The polenta and salsa romesco were fantastic. My only gripe would be the size of the chicken breast.

For dessert, we both opted for a scoop of ice cream with fruits. Ir had the rum raisins and I had the nutella flavoured and it was one scoop of hazelnut and chocolate goodness! It was served with a couple slices of fruits which suited us just fine.

The restaurant got extremely busy at about one. We both arrived at noon and ordered straight away, however, it took a good hour for our mains to come! Ir had to inhale her food as she had to go back to work which was not good. We did ask the status of our meal several times, I think an hour to wait for our mains is a little excessive!

The waiters and waitresses were tentative, my only gripe would be the slowness in which the food came out! We had to ask them to bring out the dessert before Ir finished her main as we weren’t sure how long it would take!

Overall I thought it was OK. Ir seemed to have enjoyed her laksa when it finally arrived! I don’t think I will be coming back anytime soon though. I know a good friend of mine dined here and was appalled that they had spelling mistakes on their menu!

It was great catching up with Ir, hopefully I will see you soon.

Not sure if dinner is any better, I didn’t get a chance to check it out but if you have, let me know. Did you have to wait over an hour for your food?

GA’s rating: 6.5 / 10

Gold by Harlan Goldstein,

2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street,

Central, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2869-9986

  1. January 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Oooh, look at that laksa!

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