Corporate dinners and weddings immersed in Chinese culture are now on the menu at newly-opened Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant at Hong Kong’s new Chinese arts and opera hub. In a multi-function event venue including elegant private dining rooms, Chinese cuisine’s epicentre at Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District has launched three exquisite banquet menus showcasing its broad repertoire of popular regional specialties by renowned Chiu Chow Master Chef, Hui Mei Tak – crowned one of the ‘Ten Best Chefs in China’.
Catering for all budgets of celebrations, Mook Lok Chinese Restaurant’s traditional 10-course menus for tables of 12 are priced from HK$8,680 to HK$12,880 and HK$16,800, subject to 10% service charge.
Simplest of all, The Wonder Set (HK$8,680) is headlined by classic Beijing dish and all-time crowd favourite, Signature Peking Duck. Another show-stopper is Deep-fried Sea Prawn Wrapped with Crispy Noodle, Chef Hui’s special creation with minced shrimp stuffed inside fresh sea prawn.
Braised Goose Web with Chiu Chow Pomelo Peel and Shrimp Roe is another signature requiring great skill and time to prepare. The menu is completed with Double-boiled Whelk and Fish Maw Soup with Chinese Yam and Goji, Deep-fried Crispy Skin Baby Pigeon, Crispy Diced Bean Curd with Fresh Crab Meat and Braised E-fu Noodles with Conpoy and Enoki Mushroom – with desserts of Baked Almond Pastry, Gluntinous Rice Dumpling with Water Chestnut in Sweet Soup and Seasonal Fruit Platter.
Including prized abalone and bird’s nest, The Happiness Set (HK$12,880) is also introduced with Roasted Suckling Pig. The pricier menu continues with Baked Crab Meat Stuffed in Crab Shell and its two premium courses – Double-boiled Supreme Bird’s Nest with Puréed Winter Melon and precious, skillfully prepared Braised Abalone (6 / Catty) with Goose Web.
Roasted Goose with Crispy Skin and Stewed Vegetables (two kinds) with Conpoy and Egg White and Steamed Glutinous Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf complete the main courses – with desserts of Steamed Sweet Crystal Dumpling Stuffed with Custard and Red Bean Paste, Sweetened Almond Cream with Egg White and Lily, and Seasonal Fruit Platter.
The Opera Set (HK$16,800) is the most prestigious, supreme Chinese banquet of all, led by Roasted Whole Suckling Pig and Stir-fried Prawn and Lily with Preserved Vegetable, paying homage to Chef Hui’s Chiu Chow heritage.
Three more stars of the show are Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Diced Chicken Wrapped with Egg White; premium Stewed Japan Dried Oma Abalone (23 / Catty) in Oyster Sauce with Goose Web; and spiced Steamed Oasis Giant Grouper with Garlic and Chilli Pepper.
Stewed Conpoy and Vegetable Stuffed in Fizzy Melon is a true operatic presentation to complete main courses, along with Stir-fried Noodle with Squid in Supreme Soy Sauce, and Steamed Shrimp and Leek Sprout Dumpling. Dessert is an exceptional version of Red Bean Sweet Soup, delicately balanced with Aged Orange Peel, followed by Seasonal Fruit Platter.
In a theatrical ambience evoking the serenity of a Chinese garden, Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant complements the traditional and contemporary cultural elements of Xiqu Centre, reflecting China’s evolving culinary art form.
The new dining hot spot is operated by Hong Kong-based hospitality group Buick Management, which also runs Pak Lok Chiu Chow in Times Square, K11 and Elements, as well as Chateh in Mira Place and Moon Lok Chiu Chow in Citygate.
Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant’s overall culinary concept embraces specialties from a broad spectrum of one of the world’s most classic cuisines – from Cantonese, Chiu Chow, Hakka and Fujian to Beijing, Shanghai and Sichuan. Especially popular with locals and tourists alike are signature traditional and creative contemporary dim sum specialties served for ’yum cha’ from 9 a.m. daily.
Reflecting the Xiqu Centre’s modern design inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns, Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant likewise blends traditional and contemporary elements to mirror the evolving nature of its Chinese culinary art form.
At the junction of Canton Road and Austin Road, Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant is near Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Austin MTR station, China Ferry Terminal and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.
Located at Unit 2-4, 1/F, Xiqu Centre, 88 Austin Road West, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant opens daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For enquiries or reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (852) 3622-1449.
For more information, please visit www.buick-hk.com.