Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ming Court Dinner

Our choice of staycation destination has always been driven by the type of places we wanted to eat, and this time at Cordis, the highlight meal was at Ming Court, their Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant. We haven’t visited the restaurant for a while so we were glad to come back for the special tasting menu prepared by Chef Li for the hotel’s 5th Anniversary celebration (and came as part of our hotel room package)

The menu included a few of the restaurant’s signature dishes over the years, beginning with a neat presentation of the appetizer trio. I counted Ming Court’s Char Siu as one of my favorites in town and this one didn’t disappoint. Nice fat content and firm texture with a slightly charred crust and sweet honey glaze on top. So good that we even contemplated to have the full portion of that as encore towards the end of the meal. 

The cod fish fillet was another of my favorite that evening. The fillet was sandwiched with minced shrimp, battered and deep-fried, and on the side was a piece of shrimp slightly seasoned with spices and sauteed leeks. That’s followed by the meat main course – this time a twist to the traditional Shanghainese sweet and sour pork, with Iberico pork loin being used and the piece was fried before coating with a generous brush of reduced dark vinegar glaze. 

We finished with the fried rice served in a mini casserole and the traditional dessert of red bean soup with dried tangerine peel. Went easy on wine with a glass of champagne as part of the menu which paired well with the dishes with the acidity and a hint of brioche and floral aroma. 

More photos in my Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/g4gary/albums/72157716924213901

When? November 14 2020
Where? Ming Court, Level 6 Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Ming Court’s signature Char Siu
Drink? Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV
Web: www.cordishotels.com/en/hong-kong/restaurants-and-bars/ming-court

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