My friend Yue Han and his girlfriend Cordelia came up to Hong Kong for an Easter getaway, and we headed to Lee House Restaurant. This is one of my favourite dining spots in the city – consistently amazing food, stellar service, and convenient location to boot – what’s not to love?
Advanced reservations are needed, especially if you intend to dine here on a weekend or public holiday. In fact, we were initially on the waiting list for dinner service on Saturday, and I’m so glad we got a table in the end!
蟲草花石斛炖湯 // Cordyceps dendrobium soup. Yes, it’s herbal soup, but don’t let that scare you. The flavours were well-balanced, and overall it was as delicious as it was (hopefully) nourishing. In fact, their soups are so popular, you’re advised to reserve one when you’re booking a table!
茶葉熏蛋 // Eggs smoked in tea leaves. The aroma of the tea was incredible. These were a tiny bit overdone though.
茶葉熏雞 // Chicken smoked in tea leaves. This time we know the egg came first. The chicken didn’t taste anything like the egg, in case you were wondering. In fact, if it weren’t for the name (and presentation), I wouldn’t have known that tea leaves were involved at all. It tasted like… chicken.
Alright, are you ready for the good stuff?
椒鹽豆腐 // Crispy salt and pepper tofu. MY FAVOURITE. #gonein60seconds #onemoreplease
I once heard that it’s weird for someone to like tofu so much. I don’t care.
And now, the pièce de résistance…
冰鎮咕嚕肉 // Iced sweet and sour pork. Most definitely not your usual Chinese takeout/zichar staple. These babies have been “shocked” in ice, and thus stay super crispy. More than that, there’s also some secret sauce going on.
This is one of their signature dishes, and you’ll also have to order it in advance. There’s also a “special” version which comes with a fancy ice sculpture and flashing lights. For all I know maybe it sings for you too. (I’m not kidding about the ice sculpture and lights though.)
Et voilà, another incredible dining experience at Lee House Restaurant. I would also like to point out that the service was excellent – all the staff were polite, efficient, and made us feel cared for. A notch above the rest for sure!
Lee House Restaurant 李公馆
303 Hennessy Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2821 3368