Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

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Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby Cam » Fri May 27, 2011 7:40 pm

We had dinner at this 2 Michelin star restaurant in the Langham Place Hotel in Mong Kok. I really thought this was excellent with a mix of exceptional dishes and great service. Lived up to the Michelin rating.

Cuisine: Cantonese
Service: Great, very friendly and no problems at any point.
Food:
Roasted crispy pork w/ 5 spices - Flat out delicious. Probably my favourite version of this dish tried on the trip. Pork had great flavour, the skin was perfectly crisp and the spice was spot on.
Shredded Chicken in spicy sauce - Nice level of spice giving the dish a kick but not overpowering the other flavours, liked the textural elements of the vegetables.
Deep Fried Crab Shell with crab meat - Not bad, lacking a little bit in flavour. The weakest dish of the evening.
Sliced spotted garoupa 2 ways - stir fried with premium mushrooms & deep-fried with sweet and sour sauce - good quality fish cooked perfectly both ways. Interesting contrast between the two styles and liked the dual presentation. Sweet and sour had great overall flavour balance and the mushrooms and stir fried garoupa had bolder flavours. Another highlight.
Crispy Chicken and lotus root "chips" - Nice layer of crisp skin, chicken was moist and tender. Accompanying salt/spice mix brought out excellent flavour. One of the better versions of this dish on the trip.
Shark fin crystal extravagance - shark fin jelly with mango pudding base - the presentation was entertaining (see the pictures at the end) even if it was gimmicky, it certainly does a great job marketing the dessert to the rest of the restaurant. I like mango so the desert was tasty and while the shark fin was not essential, it was an interesting combination.
Cost: HK$935/ AU$110 - includes service charge but not drinks.
Score: 17/20

Roasted crispy pork w/ 5 spices

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Shredded Chicken in spicy sauce

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Deep Fried Crab Shell with crab meat

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Sliced spotted garoupa 2 ways

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Half a Crispy Chicken

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Marshmallow Rabbits

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Shark fin crystal extravagance

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Re: Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby Jamie Hong Kong » Sat May 28, 2011 7:07 am

Shark fin?
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Re: Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby AlanK » Sat May 28, 2011 9:37 am

Yes, first restaurant in HK to do it...
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Re: Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby nicholas » Sat May 28, 2011 12:15 pm

Yes, unexceptable! I love the shocked look when I send shark fin dishes back....
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Re: Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby Cam » Sat May 28, 2011 5:58 pm

nicholas wrote:Yes, unexceptable! I love the shocked look when I send shark fin dishes back....


Was recommended by the waitress, I didn't really think about it when ordering. Not going to feel bad about it after the fact even if I should.

Have heard that some restaurants in HK are now not including the sharks fin menu with their regular menu, if you want it you have to ask for it.
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Re: Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby Jamie Hong Kong » Mon May 30, 2011 7:58 am

Why can't they fake shark fin like everything else in Asia?

Nice reports BTW Cam.I haven't tried Ming Court yet.
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Re: Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby AlanK » Mon May 30, 2011 4:36 pm

Fake Shark Fins already everywhere in HK.
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Re: Ming Court - Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Postby tekkyy » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:56 pm

Did you like the garoupa?

The locals love live fish.
They steam the delicate ones and stir-fry the firmer ones.
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