Hong Kong, July 2014 – Sir David Tang created China Tang Restaurant, which was first opened in London at the Dorchester Hotel in 2007. Several years later, China Tang opened in Hong Kong at the luxurious Landmark Atrium. It was one of the most anticipated restaurant launches of the year. China Tang is Chinese cuisine at its finest that will leave you and your guests utterly impressed.
Like his other creations such as China Club and Shanghai Tang, Sir David Tang has a superb sense of style and creativity that he brings to the interior design of each of these establishments. China Tang is a marriage of Art Deco aesthetics and traditional Chinese décor.
The walls are decorated with hand-embroidered wallpaper as well as glass panels with Chinese vases and oriental motives. The floral upholstered chairs are beautiful as they are comfortable. The celadon-like bone china and crystal condiments tray (a signature at also China Club) add sophistication to the entire dining experience.
China Tang specializes in Chinese cuisine from Beijing, Sichuan and Canton. The menu is quite extensive featuring authentic Chinese dishes including a range of soups, appetizers, meats, fish, fresh seafood and of course, dried seafood – which are traditional Chinese delicacies.
Mr. King and I ordered an array of appetizers, soups, main courses featuring steamed crab claw, pan fried cod fillet and roast chicken. The appetisers such as pan fried pork dumplings with Chinese chives and baked puff pastries filled with Yunnan Ham, came in small dishes – like dim sums; perfect for sampling. Other appetisers were “Chinese tapas” like the cold bean curd and tofu sheets filled with mushrooms – ideal for sharing.
The highlight dish was the Steamed Crab Claw with Winter Melon Curd. It was extremely light, yet flavourful and the freshness of the crab came through.
When it was time for dessert, we decided on a few samplers of what resembled petit four.
This was one of the most memorable meals we had in Hong Kong – combining delectable Chinese dishes with elegant oriental ambience.
China Tang – 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong (inside The Landmark shopping mall)
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.