Hutong, a stunning, sky-high restaurant above the harbor is a Michelin-starred juggernaut that churns-out traditional Northern Chinese cuisine that will knock you out both in presentation and flavor. In Northern Chinese food, spice is key – and the restaurant uses it beautifully.
I was welcomed to the restaurant with a table that was ideal to peer-out over the lights and skyscrapers of the city. A menu was presented and my meal commenced. Multiple courses were served: white Mandarin fish with sautéed peppers, ground chicken with Chinese green beans, razor clams steeped in Chinese rose wine sauce, tea smoked tofu with carrots and osmanthus glazed beef with chili sauce, were all fantastic.
Each dish presented was better than the last, and the presentation was beautiful – yet simple. The food here isn’t overwhelmingly styled, but presented elegantly with a real concentration on flavor.
I ended my meal with Chinese green tea from Yunnan and fried sweet dough with bananas and powdered sugar. The entire experience was delightful, and is a must for anyone visiting Hong Kong.