When visiting Hong Kong, I had it on my list to visit a good quality Chinese restaurant. Of course I tried the street food, the dai pai dongs and a small Sichuan restaurant, but I wanted a real sit down experience to add to my restaurant list. Having heard great things about One Harbour Road, I paid a visit during lunch time. One Harbour Road is located a short walk from Wan Chai station, very close to the exhibition centre. The new chef Chan Ho Cheong has added his own unique twist to Chinese cuisine which I got to try.
The restaurant is so pretty with traditional yet modern Chinese interiors, overlooking the harbour. Currently there’s a big construction going on which doesn’t do the view justice. I sat down, ready for an 8 course tasting menu and the first thing I noticed was that the menu was handwritten! It was such a cute touch and well written.
I highly recommend the first starters, Grand Hyatt Dim Sum Garden and Deluxe Appetisers. They were amongst the nicest Dim Sums and Chinese appetisers I’ve had and set the bar very high for the remaining courses.
Easing into the main courses, we had a light soup containing pumpkin & chicken broth, black tiger prawn, morel mushrooms and steamed egg white. I really enjoyed the texture and flavour of this soup.
Getting to the main courses, we started with crispy long kong chicken. It was delicious, especially drizzled with lots of lemon. The dish did contain quite a lot of bone though.
The next course was the only one which I wasn’t a big fan of – braised beancurd sheet purse filled with mushrooms, truffle and cordycep. Perhaps because it was quite unfamiliar in terms of texture and hard to eat with chop sticks. The filling did taste and smell great once I managed to eat it.
The last of the main courses was the fried rice with very tender beef in a stone bowl. This dish arrived sizzling hot and was more subtle in flavour than I expected, but delicious nonetheless.
Last but certainly not least were the desserts – Chinese petit fours and my favourite refreshing chilled sago cream with guava, aloe and bits of strawberry. It was great to get a taste of traditional Chinese desserts!
ONE HARBOUR ROAD – GRAND HYATT REVIEW SUMMARY
I really liked One Harbour Road for a nice Chinese meal in a beautiful setting. The food is delicious and the service is lovely. The full menu with all prices can be found here.
After the lunch, I was lucky enough to explore the pool & gym facilities at the gorgeous Plateau Spa. One can easily spend a whole afternoon here so I highly recommend that too if you feel like treating yourself. What a perfect way to finish a heavy lunch! I had the most relaxing two hours in the sun after a very busy week. I also went on the treadmill for a little run 🙂 which was kind of mandatory after 8 courses.
One Harbour Road
8th Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Meal was complimentary for review purposes, views remain my own.