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Located on the 5th floor of the Miramar Shopping Centre in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsui Hang Village is a good location for shoppers or tourists craving a bit of Chinese food and solace from the crowds outside. The interiors themselves aren’t the most modern or attractive, with the lack of windows being the main culprit, leading the restaurant to have the slight feel of a scholastic dining hall. The fittings and general feel is a bit characterless, but there is a windowed kitchen lining the wall to enable one to see the chefs at work.
Tsui Hang Village has a menu that ticks all the boxes for standard fare to be found in a classic Cantonese restaurant, with a few surprises. The restaurant is also known for its own original creations like the garoupa rice flour rolls. Although not found at many restaurants, we found it to be very doughy with nowhere near enough garoupa meat to balance it out. The simmered pigeon in Chinese wine tastes a lot better than it looks, and is a traditional Shanghainese dish done well. The honey-glazed barbecued roast pork is absolutely delicious though; the charred meat having a nice rich flavour without being overly sweet while the meat itself was extremely tender, making this dish worthy of being a signature. Our server recommended us the sautéed seasonal vegetables with garlic and mushrooms and we were not disappointed; the vegetables having a crunch and not being over-cooked or soggy, while being perfectly seasoned. The king prawns with chilli and sour sauce are crunchy and the sauce is indeed rich, but the quality of the prawns are debatable and it left us wanting something to clear our palates. Thankfully, the pao fan of roast duck, chicken, melon and conpoy is clean and light and could possibly best be described as a warm food hug. It’s perfect for summer or winter, and a lighter alternative to the more traditional seafood-based pao fan served in contemporary restaurants around Hong Kong.
We were recommended a sauvignon blanc from the USA but when it arrived, it simply wasn't cold enough. Our pinot grigio was served colder though, but it definitely had a slightly vinegary tincture to it.
Service can be a little spotty at this branch of Tsui Hang Village, and its best to go with a Cantonese speaker as most of the servers struggle with English. The English-speaking server we did eventually flag down was entirely cheerful and friendly, however.
A meal for two with wine comes starts at about HK$800. Choosing carefully from the menu, this can represent very good value for money.