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Hunan Garden, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong

Sorry for the lack of post. Hope you all had an awesome Easter Break! We certainly did – my family is in town and we have been taking them out sightseeing and eating! It has been good having them, I have truly missed having them around and looking forward to seeing them again in Sydney in July – can’t wait!

I always enjoy catching up with the auditor, I have mentioned her a couple of times on this blog – one of my dearest high school friend. She has definitely helped me transitioned in Hong Kong, and I am forever grateful for her endless support.


Hunan Garden can be found in City Plaza 3 in Taikoo Shing. The restaurant is relatively big, and the menu vast – took us a while to decide what we wanted! Started with crispy chicken with crispy garlic – this was definitely Dragon’s favourite dish! The crispy skin, succulent meat – it was quite tasty and no doubt Dragon ate at least half of it on her own!


‘The Mother’ and the auditor wanted the spicy szechuan fish – I could smell the chili and they both definitely enjoyed it.


I have been craving good xiao long bao and although it wasn’t as good as Din Tai Fung or Paradise Dynasty, it definitely hit the spot.


Last but not least, fatty pork! oh my i was so looking forward to this dish, however, was slightly disappointed. The meat itself could have definitely been more tender and I have to say, mum’s version is infinitely better!


The watercress was simple and delicious. I love the colours of the vegetables.


For dessert we ordered mango sago pomelo and these pear shaped desserts which had red bean filling inside. It was ok I thought, nothing special. The mango sago pomelo was pretty decent but then again, you really can’t get that wrong can you?


Service was friendly and polite and food was pretty decent I thought. Will definitely come back and try their other dishes

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Hunan Garden

1/F., Cityplaza Phase 3,

18 Tai Koo Wan Road, 

Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 3691 9928


Guyi Hunan, Shanghai

Wow – this post is definitely overdue. It’s from my trip to Shanghai about a couple of months ago. I was researching for places to eat in Shanghai, and Guyi Hunan came up a couple of times. We stumbled across it whilst shopping and thought it was a sign and decided to dine here. Even though it was 5.30pm, the place was already busy with diners – I have heard that you have to go early, otherwise you might have to wait for a while.

I remembered the restaurant being cold, and the waitress offered me a blanket which was nice! Think she thought Dragon might have been cold also! It was noisy though, but the overall décor was simple and nice. The menu was a thick book with fancy pictures which I like – it’s always nice to see pictures when ordering food.


We started with some salted peanuts and pickled radish.


‘The Mother’ couldn’t go past the pipis with XO sauce – wow, these were fantastic. The pipis were fresh and chili gave it that nice kick. From memory, ‘The Mother’ ate almost the whole plate! He really enjoyed it.


We couldn’t go past the duck which was swimming in big chunks of chili! It was spicy, seriously spicy but the duck was incredibly tender that it just fell off the bone.

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Last but not least – my favourite – pork belly. WOW! The pork belly was so tender that it just melted in my mouth. The sauce was sweet but not sickly rich, and I couldn’t help but eat most of it.


Service was good, very tentative, and food came relatively quickly. I have to say, I was rather impressed and wouldn’t mind dining here again next time I am in Shanghai. Would definitely love to try their other dishes! The frog legs sounded interesting also.

It was a good albeit short trip to Shanghai, both ‘The Mother’ and Dragon enjoyed themselves – no doubt we will be back again either for work or leisure.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Guyi Hunan Restaurant

89 Fumin Lu


Ph: +86 21 6249 5628