Cuisine Cuisine Review (IFC Mall, Central) 1 Michelin Star 國金軒

Rating: 4.5/5
Atmosphere:   They have private rooms and also a main dining area. The decor is similar to Ming Court. But it has higher ceilings and a fantastic harbor view. Due to the glass reflection at night, there wasn’t much harbor view to see. I think it will look amazing in the afternoon. If you do want a harbor view seat, I recommend emailing them or calling them in advance. 

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Menu: Available in English. They have a couple of signature dishes that will be indicated on the menu.
Average PriceHKD 750
Service: We felt like we had a personal waiter. By far, this is one of the best service I ever had. The waiter can speak good english and he was very attentive. He knew my needs without having me to ask, he pulled out a chair for my bag, covered my jacket with a chair cover. He was always there to answer every question we had.
What to order:  Poached rice with deep fried crackers served with seafood. For something different, try their stewed tomato stuffed with mixed fungus. Their deep fried taro silk with Chinese vinegar is nice too.
Restaurant opening hours/address:

Shop 3101, 3/F, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street &

3/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, TST

Mon.-Fri.: 12:00-14:30, 18:00-22:30
Sat.-Sun.: 11:00-15:00, 18:00-22:30
Link to Restaurant website
**Always check for the latest restaurant address as they tend to relocate often.** They have outlets in IFC Mall Central and TST. 

The first appetizer is fried taro silk slices which is marinated with salt (so taste like chips) with a sweet vinegar. Nice touch to “salted chips”.

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Michelin recommend this starter, the abalone was nice but vegetables in Hua diao wine was bit too overpowering. I think the Hua Diao wine is the real stuff, not the cooking wine which is more diluted.

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Then we had the stewed tomato (stuffed with black and white fungus, topped with gingko nut) is a unique idea. The stewed tomato by itself doesn’t taste as good, but with the green vegetables it taste really good. Nice…. and very healthy.

We wanted to order the fried vegetable dish but it was out of stock for the evening. Maybe next time.

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The honey glazed BBQ pork or char siew was served on mung beans. Interesting, adds some crunch. The BBQ pork is definitely above average. I thought it was really soft and tender and good. My local friend thinks that Yung Kee BBQ pork was better. We had a few lunches/ dinners at Yung Kee and there was once, we had super soft BBQ pork. We went back again, but the BBQ pork was really tough. If only Yung Kee, has consistent standards, then we can enjoy nice soft Char Siew anytime. I will think since Cuisine Cuisine is Michelin star restaurant, their standards will be more consistent. So with Yung Kee, its a hit or miss.

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Then, the best dish of the night. Its just excellent in every way. Need I say more. You just got to try it. Its called poached rice with deep fried rice crackers with seafood. The portion is pretty big if you are having it with other food. Alone, its about right for a meal.

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Our waiter recommended the shark fin and crab meat to go with it in the poached soup. It did enhance the flavor.But soup tasted great without it as well.

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Their desserts are their weakness. Probably not advisable to order desserts there. I ordered their red bean pudding in ginger sauce.

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