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The World’s Best Chinese Restaurant: Lung King Heen, Hong Kong

Any meal that starts with a champagne trolley is sure to be good, and that’s just what kicked off our experience at Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hong Kong.DSC_7063DSC_7060 DSC_7068
Lung King Heen is first Chinese restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars, making it the best Chinese restaurant in the world! The restaurant also currently holds the title of the 10th Best restaurant in Asia, according to the San Pellegrino world’s best list. DSC_7075 DSC_7077
Now Mr S loves Chinese food, the cuisine probably comes second only to his love of Spanish tapas, and as you can imagine he was incredibly excited to try Lung King Heen. Like many people his favourite dish is Peking duck and pancakes served with all the trimmings. At Lung King Heen the whole duck needs to be ordered at least six hour in advance (at some restaurants it’s 24 or even 48 hours), and you can imagine the power I wielded over him that day, threatening to cancel his duck every time he annoyed me. DSC_7083
As you can imagine, he was on best behaviour and very much looking forward to his reward! Our dinner kicked off with an amuse bouche; quite possibly the most delicious fish cake in the world!
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A simple marinated chicken in soy sauce was just the juiciest meat with such perfectly crisp skin; an utterly wonderful dish that would set the tone for what was to come.
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Another of Mr Silver’s favourites for our next appetiser, sweetcorn soup with minced chicken and lobster. Think of your average chicken and sweetcorn soup at the local Chinese and elevate by about a thousand times. Incredible flavours, perfectly cooked proteins and consistency that is both thick and comforting but also light and elegant.
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Then it was time for the real theatre! And as Lung King Heen is located on the fourth floor of the Four Seasons Hong Kong, we could also admire the sweeping view across Victoria Harbour.  The name of the restaurant actually means ‘View of the Dragon.’DSC_7113
Just look at that duck and the perfect glossy skin!DSC_7121 DSC_7128
The duck was expertly carved, table side and we watched with eager anticipation as the skin was stripped off the bird and perfectly plated ready for us to enjoy. The duck is served in two different ways and we started with the classic: DSC_7139
Juicy meat, topped with crispy skin, rolled up in a pancake with cucumber and plum sauce. There was actually less fat on the duck so that the rich flavours of the bird came through but the unctuous fat was still present to enhance the slightly gamey goodness. The skin was paper thin but so crisp that it shattered perfectly in the pancake leaving us totally delighted with the overall package. And was this three-Michelin star duck the best I’ve ever had? I can say a resounding yes!DSC_7141
We took a break from our duck to try some seafood, opting for prawn stir-fried with garlic and chilli. Of course, I can stir fry prawns myself at home but this was just so much more than just a stir fry. It’s hard to describe how a fairly classic dish can be so elevated but Chef Chan Yan Tak was born and raised in Singapore and his knowledge comes from love of food and instinct rather than training. For Chef Tak it’s imperative that even the most simple dishes have the very best quality ingredients available. Every single thing is done from scratch and by hand and Chef Tak is keen to point out that those three Michelin Stars don’t just belong to him but to the whole team. DSC_7149 DSC_7151
The second serving of duck comes minced combined with nuts and a little sauce. I’ve never had duck served like this before and once again it was utterly faultless. Because of the high fat content, I tend to find duck extremely filling, and polishing off a whole one too ourselves was perhaps a bit greedy. DSC_7152
We certainly didn’t need this lobster fried rice, though it was delicious! As our dishes were so filling we didn’t get a chance to try so of the top-notch dim sum on the menu but Lung King Heen is also known for serving a fantastic weekend dim sum lunch and a more wallet-friendly set lunch during the week.
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I could barely fit in any of the grilled asparagus, that we’d only ordered to assuage the guilt of having entire meal based mostly on meat and carbs…And dessert was certainly not even an option!

Now is Lung King Heen the best Chinese restaurant in the world? Well I’d have to visit every Chinese restaurant to answer that question but its certainly the best that I’ve ever been to.

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Restaurant Review: Lung King Heen

Lung King Heen
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
8 Finance Street
Central
Hong Kong

  • This sounds incredible, Angie! Like Mr S I love Chinese food and this sounds like the perfect restaurant! That duck is turning me into the heart eye emoji…!

  • That’s quite a claim for a restaurant but it does look amazing, especially the duck

  • I love Chinese food and this post is making me desperate to have some soon! x

  • LifeStyleCrazy

    I am loving this post and now feel like i need to take a holiday to Hong Kong #lifestylecrazy

  • HandLuggageOnly

    Ooooh la la!!!! It all looks soooooo good!

  • As someone that is not only a foodie, but also half-chinese by birth, you have made me very curious to visit this restaurant one day as well! 😉

  • Any blog post that starts with “Any meal that starts with a champagne trolley” is sure to be good!! 😉 Amaaaazing!!!

    Polly xx

  • TravelWithNanoB

    The gloss on that crispy skin looks absolutely mouthwatering! What a feast, Angie!

  • Bookmarked, saved, penciled, stamped in my brain! CANNOT WAIT to go here now, the duck looks freaking amazing!!! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Gary J Berry

    The skin on that chicken looks so good!

  • wow, I am so jealous! And, impressed that the four seasons have a ‘local cuisine’ restaurant that is so amazing

  • Sounds like an amazing meal! I love the idea of a champagne trolley.

  • That champagne trolley is totally up my street!!! A friend of mine has just moved to Hong Kong so I will definitely encourage her to visit. I can’t believe you have to order Peking Duck that far in advance in some restaurants – I had no idea?! Your meal at Lung King Heen looks devine though!

    • IT really was something very special, I hope that your friend goes.

  • You’re spot on – any meal that starts with a champagne trolley has to be promising 😉

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  • Sounds like such an incredible meal! You’ve made me crave duck now haha!

    C x | Lux Life

  • You had me at “Champagne trolley” 😉

  • This looks absolutely delightful Angie – Peking Duck is such an experience anyway but this one is another level of amazing!

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  • Drooling!

  • Angeeeeeee, I need to know whether you think this place is worth the money aaaand whether it’s a very stale atmosphere or does have some ambience please <3? Love AP xo

    Andrea’s Passions

    • It’s super pricey so it depends how much you value spending money on food. If you love Chinese food and are keen to try the best duck in the world do it! Otherwise do the set lunch menu or order some dim sum and at least you get to try it. In terms of atmosphere it’s not stuffy but not trendy either. Very elegant!