It’s really difficult to find a restaurant you can rave about honestly and sincerely, but once you do hit the jackpot, it’s kind of hard to shut up about it.
Since trying out Hutong in Hong Kong, Francis and I have sung nothing but praises about their food and amazing, amazing view. And we just can’t help ourselves.
We ate there with good friends Winston and Olive, and they were equally impressed.
Hutong has been dubbed by the Asian Legal Business as one of the top five restaurants in the Asia Pacific. The Miele Guide 2008-2009 has ranked Hutong 9th in Asia’s Top 20 restaurants, describing a certain dish as “absolutely delicious.”
In fact, the International Herald Tribune even considered it as the restaurant’s best dish: “No contest here,” the writer said.
If you have to order just one thing in this restaurant, let it be this. You won’t regret it. We promise!
I’m not a fan of lamb, but I’m a sucker for this. Just look at it! I don’t know how they managed to get that skin so crispy. And the lamb is cooked to perfection!
Francis and I agree that we’d go back for this. De-Boned Crispy Lamb Ribs, you haven’t seen the last of us!Our next favorite has got to be the Red Lantern, a basket full of soft shell crabs bathed in an abundance of Sichuan dried chili.
You wouldn’t even care how hot the dish is. It’s so yummy that you just brave the heat, gulp down lots and lots of water, wipe the sweat off your brow, then take another bite.
Another winner is this dish called Double Happiness. What else can I say about it? The name speaks for itself.
Much like the Red Lantern, the heat of the dish stings, but you like it anyway.
Others thought it was a simple dish, nothing to write home about. But I personally liked it.
So there. I’ve raved about the food, so now it’s time to talk about the ambiance.
Hutong definitely has an old world vibe. Just check out their furniture.
The money tree looks really really lovely! A very nice touch. People can actually write down their wishes and pin it on the tree.
Give Hutong a try when you’re in Hong Kong. It’s perfect for dates and business meetings. I could tell you again that you’ll definitely be blown away by the food and the view, but then I would just be repeating myself.
P.S. Please order the Crispy De-Boned Lamb Ribs!!
Reservations are required.
Hutong is located at the 28/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Telephone: +852-3428 8342