REVIEW

Yan Toh Heen

Yan Toh Heen is located on the lower level of the InterContinental Hotel in TST and so, like the hotel’s other restaurants, Spoon by Alain Ducasse, Nobu and The Steak House wine bar + grill, it has magnificent views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour.  It also has an illustrious history as one of the city’s best Cantonese and dim sum restaurants, and a reputation as one of those rare spots that are popular with both tourists and locals.  This is perhaps because they serve traditional dishes and more pioneering fusion dishes.  Or perhaps because the service is among the best in Hong Kong and the elegant setting, recently renovated, is luxurious yet comfortable.

Semi-translucent pale green onyx birdcadge partitions divide up the long room into intimate seating areas with alcove banquettes on the side.  A zigzagging ceiling with mother of pearl shimmers in the dim light.  The beautiful place settings green jade utensils and accessories along with Narumi china. 

We found the cuisine to be consistently of a very high standard.  The roasted pork belly with crispy crust is the thickest of anywhere I’ve eaten in Hong Kong and was layered with marbled fat.  Steamed garoupa rolled around an asparagus with morels and Yunnan ham were fresh and light but had an excellent subtle twang from the Yunnan ham.  The baked crab shell with pulled crab meat and barbecued suckling pig are renowned as among the best of their category in the city as well.  There is also an excellent selection of premium Chinese tea; we particularly recommend the Chaoan Mt. Phoenix Daffodil, Reserved Extra Old Pu Er and Dragon Ball Jasmine for oolong, pu er, and flower tea, respectively.

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INFORMATION

Tsim Sha Tsui
Lower Level, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon
+852 2721-1211
Mon-Sat, noon-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm; Sun, 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm
    Lau Yiu Fai, Chef
    Chhada Siembieda Design Group, Designer

    TAGS

    • Hong Kong
    • Cantonese
    • Chinese
    • Dim Sum
    • Best Brunch
    • Best Service
    • Best View
    • BYOB Corkage Fee: $500HKD
    • Private Dining Room Private Dining Room: 8 seated

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