Yung Kee

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32-40 Wellington Street, Central 中環威靈頓街32-40號 +852 2522 1624 http://www.yungkee.com.hk

Rating

Date of review

Nov 13, 2013

Cuisine

Chinese

Location

Central

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Yung Kee
32-40 Wellington Street, Central

Overview

  • Dress Code

    Smart casual

  • Lunch hours

    Mon to Sun, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Dinner hours

    Mon to Sun, 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Corkage

    HK$100/bottle

  • Reservation

    Yes

  • Buffet

    No

  • Private Room

    5 rooms for 4 to 80

  • Accept Credit Card

    Yes

  • Smoking Area

    No

Signature Dishes

  • Roasted goose

  • Smoked pork belly with pine nuts

  • Steamed crab with rice in a bamboo steam pot

Review

Setting

The ground floor of Yung Kee has the look and feel of a typical dim sum restaurant – bright white lights, white tables cloths and tables that are placed closely together. In contrast, the top two floor of Yung Kee are of classic Chinese 1970s restaurant décor – the floor are covered in a deep red carpet and big golden dragons and landscapes adorn the walls. Not recommended for a romantic date, Yung Kee is however a great place for a group setting.

Food

Not to be missed at Yung Kee is the roast goose with lai fun Chinese noodles. The meat was tender and flavourful and tasted even better dipped in the plum sauce served alongside. We also ordered a plate of barbequed pork, which was even tastier. The tender meat was coupled with the perfect hint of sweetness from the honey glaze. We also ordered a seemingly simple sliced beef with spring onion and ginger dish served in a stone pot, which was deliciously addictive. Although the aubergine with crab meat dish felt a little bit over-boiled and ended up being tasteless, the crabmeat did taste really fresh and we ended up picking all of the crabmeat off of the colourless aubergine. We asked for a seasonal vegetable recommendation and got baby bok choy fried with garlic, which was done excellently; not too crunchy or soggy, this simple vegetable was cooked perfectly through and the colour was perfect. For dessert we ordered the mini egg tarts, which come in a serving of three. Warm and not too sweet, the bite-sized tarts were a satisfying way to wrap up the meal.

Wine

Although the staff cannot help with food and wine pairings, there is an extensive wine list made up of Chinese, French, Italian and Australian bottles.

Service

The staff at Yung Kee know the menu well and can recommend specials. However when the restaurant is busy it can be difficult to flag down a waiter so it’s best to get all ordering done in one go.

Price

Dinner for two with wine comes out to about HK$1,000, which is to be expected. However, it can be more if premium seafood is ordered. 

cuisines

    • Chinese
    • European
    • French
    • International
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Mexican
    • Spanish
    • Steak House
    • Thai

locations

  • Hong Kong

    • Admiralty
    • Causeway Bay
    • Central
    • Tai Hang
    • Tsim Sha Tsui
    • Wan Chai
    • West Kowloon
  • Macau

    • Cotai
    • Macau