Kownloon Tang, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
The best Peking Duck in Hong Kong I’ve had was in Shatin 18 which is located at the Hyatt Regency. I have wanted to go back since I have been here in Hong Kong but was told that the chef has left and has joined Kowloon Tang which is the sister restaurant of Island Tang. Kowloon Tang is located in West Kowloon inside the huge Elements Mall above the Kowloon airport express station. I love the alfresco seating, the inside is ‘pretty’ but too formal for our liking.
We ordered the Peking duck one day in advance as we were all craving for Peking duck! It was served in three carvings, all carved in front of our table by an experienced chef.
The first carving was a thin layer of crispy skin. Oh my, eaten with sugar enhanced its flavours, it was like eating a lolly. The skin was thin and crispy and non fatty.
The second carving was just the breast meat which was served with plum sauce. It was tender but slightly dry.
The third carving was the whole shebang, thigh, fat and skin – eaten the traditional way with spring onions, cucumber wrapped in steamed wraps with a bit of plum sauce was just divine! We definitely could have eaten more than just one duck!
The second course was sang choy bau – this was fantastic but I was a little surprised at the small serving considering the duck was quite big! And they only gave us 6 lettuce leaves! Thankfully, one of the waiters realised and offered to give us some more.
We ordered some fish – pan seared cod – which I thought was a little odd.
The stuffed pigeon with Chinese sausage was a hit, really tasty and the Chinese Sausage really brought out the flavours.
Last but not least, Wok-fried Green Kale with Brown Sugar and Ginger Sauce which was absolutely delicious.
I was a little annoyed that they forgot to keep the carcass of duck for me, as there were still a LOT of meat, and ‘The Mother’ and I were thinking of making duck soup with the bones. Service was good but slow at times, not sure if it’s because we sat outside but we did enjoy the Peking Duck – although the serving of the sang choy bau is questionable!
Regardless, it was a wonderful meal with friends, and definitely enjoyed the alfresco seating on a nice autumn day.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
Shop R002-003, 3/F, Roof Deck, Elements,
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Ph: +852 2811 9398