My dad’s friend, Allen, invited us to lunch at Loong Yat Heen in The Kowloon Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.
The last time I ate at Loong Yat Heen the restaurant was in the basement. Now it’s on the 2nd floor sharing space with The Window Cafe. I remember eating the best roast goose there.
Allen with my dad
The view from our table shows the Sheraton hotel and Nathan Road.
Instead of the usual peanuts they had marinated fried tofu that were a bit salty, sweet, spicy and totally yummy.
marinated fried tofu appetizer
Alen ordered the set lunch for 4 which costs HK$1,180.
business set lunch menu
The dim sum sampler was excellent!
steamed shrimp dumplings w/ bird’s nest
steamed pork dumplings
One of the best fried bean curd skin I’ve ever eaten. Crisp skin, not oily and large succulent shrimp inside.
fried bean curd skin roll
My favorite dim sum done very well. Hot, flaky crust with not too sweet barbecued pork filling.
baked barbecued pork puff
I didn’t like the soup because of the slimy aloe. It’s definitely an acquired taste. Too bad the soup tasted actually good but I couldn’t pick out the aloe bits so I passed on the soup.
aloe & assorted seafood thick soup
The fish was well cooked but a bit ordinary.
garoupa w/ ginger & mandarin peel in soya sauce
I just liked his hand.
This was my favorite dish even though I wasn’t a big fan of oysters.
braised oyster w/ bacon & onion
That was one huge oyster. Despite it’s size it was tender, meaty and the sauce was delicious. It didn’t taste like a Chinese dish at all.
The Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong really have the art to making crispy chicken down to pat. This was another winner!
deep fried “loong kwong” chicken
After all that food we were stuffed. And they bring out fried rice topped with 2 kinds of sauces? Crazy!
baked fried rice w/ shredded chicken &
shrimp w/ tomato & cream sauce
We all shared a bowl to try and the rest went into a doggy bag. I like the cream sauce much better. The tomato sauce was too sweet. Think Jollibee spaghetti.
There’s always a compartment in my stomach that’s open for dessert. The walnut soup was creamy and had a rich and strong nutty flavor. The glutinous dumpling stuffed with sesame paste was yummy too.
sweetened walnut cream w/ sesame dumplings
Loong Yat Heen’s menu
Loong Yat Heen
The Kowloon Hotel
19-21 Nathan Road
telephone: (852) 2734-3722