Friday, October 7, 2011

Cantonese Classics

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Cuisine Cuisine prides itself on classic Cantonese cuisine and so it should. Its executive chef Lee Yuk-lam was trained by master chefs and has worked in such exclusive places as Hang Seng Bank's VIP kitchen preparing meals for top banking officials and their clients.

The Cuisine Cuisine at IFC mall is a great place to take friends and family for a special occasion or entertaining clients in search of quality Cantonese food and the wonderful harbour views. The menu is quite extensive and on top of that seasonal specialities so there is something for everyone.

For starters we were served a delicious clear broth in individual bowls with bamboo piths stuffed with julienne vegetables that were divine, adding some crunchiness to the otherwise flavourful soup.
Next came the sauteed crystal king prawn, what looked like a giant prawn fluffed up through its various cuts to look like a large curled ruffle on a plate. It was very meaty and best eaten with a fork and knife.
A very creative dish is the sauteed assorted seafood a fish boat -- a "boat" made from a large thin piece of fish that was deep fried and even the sail is made from tiny fish deep-fried together. Inside the boat are prawns, fish and peppers, while underneath the edible vessel are asparagus spears.

We also had a plate of mustard greens to balance out the meal, simply stir-fried that brought out its a slight bitter taste.

Another signature dish is pan-fried crispy noodles with shredded chicken. I don't usually order this dish often, but this one was done very well, as it wasn't too oily. Combined with a sauce of shredded chicken and a dash of vinegar it was delicious.

For dessert we tried the glutinous rice, much like the Chinese New Year nian gao wrapped with dessicated coconut and crushed peanuts was a sweet finish with lots of crunchy texture. A beautifully presented fruit plate lifted the sweetness but that meant walking it off to ease digestion of what was a tip top meal.

Cuisine Cuisine
3101, Podium Level 3, IFC mall
8 Finance Street
2393 3933

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