Ming Court Restaurant Review, Hong Kong
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We recently visited Hong Kong and dined on excellent Cantonese Chinese food and more. Hong Kong is a modern city like New York, that is progressive, packed with energy, and filled with top-notch restaurants.
Ming Court is a two Michelin star Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong, located in super busy Mong kok that is also home to shopping mecca Ladies Street and the Mong kok Computer Center. This high-end restaurant is located on the 6th floor of the Langham Place Hotel (Many of the top Hong Kong restaurants are in hotels.), above the massive shopping mall. This shopping mall features some of the steepest escalators, we have ever seen. With such a convenient location, it was a no-brainer to do some serious eating after shopping nearby.
Chinese Name: 明閣
Summary – Ming Court is a top-notch Chinese restaurant with excellent service.
Insider Tip – Reservations are a must.
Cuisine – Contemporary Cantonese Chinese
Chef – Tsang Chiu King
Location – Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opened – 2004
Decor, Vibe – Elegant decor with a circular flow, featuring many old Chinese pottery, Ink landscape paintings, tastefully displayed. The restaurant was filled with everyone from businessmen, to families, to tai tais.
Menu features a wide variety of items with chef specialties clearly marked, several set menus are also available. The waiter was extremely helpful in pointing out the must get dishes. We wish we brought more mouths along, so we could order more items!
Roasted Peking duck requires advanced ordering. Noticed several interesting dishes that come with tabletop cooking utensils.
Ming Court Signature Dishes – Chef special chicken, Stir fried Wagyu beef
BBQ combination (HK$288) is our standard appetizer that we love to order. Roasted suckling Pig an awesome crispy skin with the fat removed.
Barbecued pork and honey sauce was thin and featured a restrained flavor, not our most favorite version.
Roasted goose in Chiu-chow style was simply excellent, one of the better versions. Crispy Golden Brown skin, juicy meat, delicious.
Stir-fried diced wagyu beef with black truffles and pumpkin (HK$298) is a signature dish that we had to order. Excellent super tender beef, with abundant truffle flavor. Perfectly cooked pumpkin, that balanced out the meatiness. The waiter later came back and helped us slice the pumpkin up. They probably should have trimmed more of the fat off the beef. Dishes like this, epitomized modern Chinese cuisine, No funky MSG or thick sauces here. State-of-the-art fresh ingredients stirfried.
Ginger Kale (HK$128) had lots of fresh and simply cooked vegetables.
Crispy chicken (HK $198 for half) is another signature dish. Golden Brown skin, Lotus chips, tender meat, simply a must order. Only the chicken at legendary old-school restaurant Fook Lam Moon is slightly better.
Fried noodles with soy sauce and xo sauce (HK $168) Having had a stellar XO sauce at Lung King Heen, we decided to give this version of noodles a try. A simple but sublime dish. Super thin egg noodles with a perfect sauce.
Complimentary Rabbit Cream Puffs were light and fluffy meringue delights.
Double Boiled Milk with Birds Nest Served in a Whole Papaya (HK $128) was suggested to us by our server. This dessert takes about 15 min. and features subtle flavors. The dish was steaming hot and filled with creamy, rich coconut milk. The creaminess was perfectly accented by scoops of warm papaya.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Service – Ming Court had excellent service, a knowledgeable waiter and service folks roaming constantly, service you unfortunately just don’t find in American Chinese restaurants.
Value – Prices are not cheap, but in-line with top Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong.
Verdict – Ming Court wowed us with top-notch inventive cuisine and service to match it. While Ming Court is located in an out-of-the-way location, without a beautiful view, it deserves to be on your shortlist if you appreciate fine Chinese dining. They serve lunch, which includes dim sum and is more affordable, and no doubt still stellar.
MTR station: Mong Kok
Open Rice page – Rating 3.9
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