Asiania Restaurant, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
I am always on the hunt for good suckling pig – whole suckling pig that is. I haven’t ventured much to the Kowloon side and I know there are many great suckling pig restaurants there, however, we decided to try Asiania which was closed for a while as they relocated to a new venue which is still in Wan Chai, Hennessy Road.
The restaurant is quite spacious, and menu vast. There are some dishes that needs to be preordered, like the suckling pig and you can order either half or one pig. We decided on one – as we all love suckling pig. The pig was pretty tasty, crispy skin and the meat was tender. We ordered a couple of baos which were light and fluffy and a wonderful complement to the pork. Dragon couldn’t help but have a few mouthfuls. The lightbulbs eyes were a little scary I thought!
The Hainan chicken was good but not fantastic, mum’s infinitely better. The meat was not as tender as I had hoped.
The tofu hotpot with vegetables was good – silky smooth tofu and the vegetables a wonderful complement.
The prawn toast was a favourite amongst the diners. We ordered a few vegetables which was nice but nothing fancy.
For dessert, we thought we would try the mango, coconut roll, it definitely needed more mango but overall it was ok.
I can’t believe how much suckling pig I had (actually I can!) and it definitely satisfied our cravings. Service was good, and food was definitely decent (except the chicken). It seems like suckling pig is their specialty, seems like every table had either half or whole suckling pig. Is it my favourite? I still prefer the one at Fook Lam Moon but this wasn’t too bad.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
Basement, 288 Hennessy Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2861 2882