Cantonese barbecued meats simply scrumptious
Much like dim sum, siu mei (barbecued meats) is quintessentially Hong Kong and a local comfort food favorite.
When in Hong Kong, very often you pass by those mouth-watering roasted meats hanging in a restaurant’s front window, dripping with palatable juices.
If this scrumptious Cantonese signature dish has often triggered your appetite, head to Tak Lung Siu Mei inside Raffles City Changning in Changning District.
The newly opened siu mei restaurant belongs to FCC Group which also owns the famous Sense 8 Cantonese restaurant and extravagant southern Chinese food concept Lion.
The interior of Tak Lung Siu Mei reflects the group’s philosophy — old school charm balanced with exquisite details. Beautiful, exotic tiles on the floor are a nice contrast to the dark-colored Chinese-style furniture. Varieties of barbecued meats hang in the big window.
nese cuisine given to meats roasted on spits that creates a unique, deep barbecue flavor. The meat is usually coated with flavorful sauces before roasting. The restaurant chargrills the meats according to exclusive recipes from chef O Waaiyan, who has more than 20 years experience in Hong Kong’s famous Tak Lung restaurant. He serves traditional favorites that have been overlooked by modern Cantonese kitchens.
Signature dishes such as “gold coin chicken” and “stuffed goose feet” are also available at this Shanghai venue. “Gold coin chicken” is an old recipe from the 1930s.
Put the combination of a slice of char siu (barbecued pork), a cut of chicken liver, a thin piece of pork fat (all of which had been brushed with a honey-soy sauce glaze) inside your mouth and there is subtle smokiness with the melting of combined textures.
The shop also offers other time-honored siu mei dishes such as the delicious honey char siu and tantalizing roast duck.
There are also a variety of other braised items to choose from.
For those coming for lunch, Tak Lung Siu Mei offers a good selection of siu mei rice from 48 to 78 yuan. The prices here are very decent given the beautiful interior and good-quality food offerings.