A little background: Lung King Heen which translate to “View of the Dragon” is located in the Four Seasons Hotel. It is a Forbes five-star and Michelin three-star Chinese restaurant led by Executive Chef Chan Yan Tak. As the first Chinese chef to receive three Michelin stars, Chef Chan is the master behind the intricately designed menu at Lung King Heen. Chef Chan combines textures and flavours with inventive presentations to excite your taste buds and satisfy even the most demanding epicure.
My visit: My mom had just arrived in town so I decided to take her here for a nice welcome back lunch with a view. We came on a Saturday which was perfect as they only serve dim sum a la carte on weekends. Do note that they switch between two menus every week.
We started off with the signature steamed lobster dumpling with scallops. The dumpling was glistening while it sat beautifully in the middle of the steamer covered with silver accents that matched the decor of the restaurant.
The lobster, scallop, and the ginormous shrimp was plump and juicy. The dumpling was cooked to perfection. It was delicious, however it did not blow my mind considering it being a “signature dish”.
Next came the steamed shrimp dumplings with sarcodon aspratus. I was hesitant to order this but my mom insisted and I’m glad she did! The shrimp dumpling was extremely flavourful and with the addition of the complicated funghi, it definitely elevated the average “har gow”!
Finally… the main event! The other reason I am here at Lung King Heen… has arrived – the baked whole abalone puff with diced chicken. This was the bomb! The pastry was baked a little golden and was wonderfully buttery. The abalone was lightly touched with gravy and it sat on a bed of a perfectly seasoned diced chicken – it was extreme decadent! My mouth is watering as I am writing about this! Mmmm…
This may possibly be the best BBQ pork bun I have ever eaten! The sweet crusty pineapple bun top with the gooey barbecued pork in the center that just melts in your mouth… I could have easily eaten half a dozen more of these.
The steamed Shanghainese dumplings came in a very cute presentation but that was about it. The taste was pretty average. My least favorite dim sum of the meal.
I had the mango and pomelo sweet soup and it was delicious. The sweetness of the fresh mango married well with the tangy pomelo. There was also a mango pudding hidden underneath which gave the dessert an extra oomph!
Verdict: My mom and I both enjoyed our lunch here. The service was attentive and the food was at par. The price tag is a bit hefty for dim sum so it won’t be a place I can return all the time. Plus you will need to book months in advance for a weekend reservation. Don’t forget to request a table by the window to enjoy the view!
Happy eating 🙂
Lung King Heen 龍景軒
Podium 4, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 3196 8880