Michelin honours Chinese chef

Posted by Fuchsia on December 04, 2008
Chefs, Chinese restaurants, Hong Kong

For the first time, Michelin has awarded its maximum honour, three stars, to a Chinese chef - Chan Yan Tak of the Lung King Heen restaurant in the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong. The amazing accolade came in the first Michelin Guide to Hong Kong and Macau.

I had lunch at the restaurant in May, and briefly met the chef himself. As this was at the tail end of an exhausting gastronomic tour of China, I wasn’t capable of embarking on a full tasting menu, but enjoyed some of his delicate dim sum.

I’ll be writing more about this later, but wanted to flag up an interview I did for the BBC last night – not sure how long it will remain on their website, but you might just catch it!

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3 Comments to Michelin honours Chinese chef

Lei Garden's quadruple boiled soups
4 December 2008

About time innit. The Michelin guide for all its gastronomic learning was until recently Eurocentric, with Japan representin’. Now that Hong Kong and Macau have come online, I get to see where my favourite restaurants stand. Lei Garden, to my mind nonpareil for Cantonese cuisine, rates one Michelin star!

4 December 2008

I’ve also had some memorable meals at the Lei Garden. Which branch do you prefer?


Lei Garden's quadruple boiled soups
7 December 2008

I’ve always eaten at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch, so I can’t say I have a preference. Outside of Hong Kong there’s the branch at Chijmes in Singapore, which is also pretty good.

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