Located on the second floor of New World Tower in Central, Tsui Hang Village’s central location makes it a popular lunch and dinner spot. The contemporary dining room’s cool gray walls offer patrons a soothing dining atmosphere, while turquoise glass birds hanging from the ceiling in the main dining room are an elegant and whimsical touch. Take a sweater – the air conditioning is often turned to an uncomfortably cold level.
The cuisine at Tsui Hang Village is classic Cantonese infused with modern twists. Start with their signature barbecue pork with honey, a generous serving of sliced tender smoky pork in a sweet honey sauce, or their immensely popular hand-shredded boneless chicken. The wok-seared sea bass in premium soy sauce features silky fillets of battered sea bass tossed in a light soy sauce and is served with a pile of fresh green beans marinated in Chinese wine. During lunch, a selection of dim sum dishes is also available and include classics such as siu mai, dumplings made with ground pork, and har gao, shrimp dumplings in translucent skin. Sauteed shrimps with chilli sauce is prepared with succulent, delicate shrimp quickly wok-tossed with sweet-spicy chilli. Try the fried rice with conpoy, dried fish and roasted duck meat, a delicious combination of savoury flavours.
A limited wine and liquor selection is available. Though a tea menu is not offered, Tsui Hang Village carries all of the classic teas to accompany a traditional Cantonese meal. Chrysanthemum tea is light and fragrant while pu-erh tea has a strong earthy flavour from fermented tea leaves and helps break down oily foods.
Service at Tsui Hang Village has improved considerably since our last visit. The wait staff are conscientious and thoughtful. Some waiters only speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin, but the captain can help with English ordering.
A meal for two will cost about HK$800, excluding wine, though the bill can easily double if delicacies such as abalone are ordered.