The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 8 June 2015

Peking duck perfection @ Cuisine Cuisine [IFC Mall], Hong Kong

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine visited Hong Kong with her family. She's an old friend from high school days, and our two toddlers are birthday twins, born only hours apart on two different continents. It was good to bring her and her family around Hong Kong, and I think they had fun. On their first day in HK, we had dinner at Cuisine Cuisine in the IFC as I wanted them to eat delicious Cantonese food in a nice setting. I had tried Cuisine Cuisine over in the Mira two times previously so I knew that it was a good option for out-of-towners. Cuisine Cuisine is nice but not-over-the-top fancy, and offers a nice view of the harbour in the main dining area. It is a good family-friendly option for Cantonese cuisine.

Classy interior:

Honey-glazed Iberico Barbecued Iberico Pork (HK$398). Plump, juicy and tender - a nice upscale version of the charsiu:

Roasted Sliced Suckling Pig (HK$280). Perfectly crispy skin without the greasiness:

Crispy Noodles with Chicken Broth (HK$220), for the 6-year-old who enjoyed it immensely:

Peking Duck (HK$768), served with Tri-color Pancakes:

The condiments and vegetables to go with the Peking duck course:

The duck, all sliced up and ready for the tri-color pancakes!

The kitchen used up the rest of the duck to make san choy bow. The duck mince was a little too salty to eat on its own, but was delicious wrapped up in the lettuce leaves (or the leftover pancakes):

Some stirfried greens (bak choy and brocolli) with garlic to make this meal more balanced:

Friend's hubby ordered the Mango Pudding (HK$60), and this one had sago in it too:

Dear pregnant friend was craving some rich Egg Yolk Custard Bun (HK$60 for three):

Hubby liked the sound of the Blueberry Glutinous Rice Dumpling (HK$60). The pairing of blueberries with black glutinous rice on the palate was surprising but pleasant:

We all enjoyed dinner at Cuisine Cuisine at the IFC. I prefer the restaurant at the Mira, but that is only due to my personal taste.

Cuisine Cuisine [IFC Mall]
Shop 3101-3107
Podium Level 3, IFC mall
8 Finance St
Tel. +85 2 2393 3933

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