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Beloved Traditional Chinese Specialties For Family Gatherings At Lai Bun Fu

August 12, 2015 Dining No Comments Email Email

unnamed (24)Colonial-style Chinese fine dining restaurant Lai Bun Fu is celebrating opening on Sundays with the launch of a tasting menu of beloved traditional Cantonese specialties designed especially for family gatherings.

The nostalgic culinary journey back in time has been styled by Chef Chung Kin Leung, the former Head Chef at Hong Kong’s Government House, paying homage to childhood memories of his mother and grandmother’s cooking in Shunde, considered the birthplace of home-style Cantonese cuisine. 

His 8-course tributes to yesteryear are served every Sunday priced HK$488, with an alternative daily menu priced HK$588, at the restaurant popular for family gatherings in On Lan Street, Central. 

The Sunday tasting menu features traditional favourites from Tossed Fungus Mushroom and Okra, flavoured with sesame oil, to Pan Fried Foie Gras & Deep Fried Tofu, with a sweet balsamic glaze; Double Boiled Soup; Wok-fried King Prawn with Sweet Chilli Sauce; Strawberry Short Pork Ribs; Stir-fried Five-Coloured Vegetables; Duck Leg Noodles in Coriander and Dried Citrus Peel Soup; and Dessert, which varies from week to week. 

The nostalgic culinary journey back in time has been styled by Chef Chung Kin Leung, the former Head Chef at Hong Kong’s Government House, paying homage to childhood memories of his mother and grandmother’s cooking in Shunde, considered the birthplace of home-style Cantonese cuisine.

The daily tasting menu features Marinated Jelly Fish, with mild chilli & vinegar; Foie Gras Prawn Cutlets on ToastAssorted Seafood Soup with Papaya; Fresh Crabmeat Stir-fried with Egg White and Milk; Double-boiled Angus Beef Brisket with Curry Sauce; Poached Seasonal Vegetables with Silk Bean Curd and Black Truffles; Shredded Abalone Noodles with Abalone Sauce; and Daily Dessert

“These menus will bring back a lot of fond memories for the older and younger generations to reminisce about at family gatherings, which are especially popular on Sundays at Lai Bun Fu,” said Restaurant Manager Mr Jeff Chum.

 “It continues that heritage of traditionally simple dishes with exquisite flavours – but with a modern twist such as foie gras, and the elegant, artistic presentation for which we are renowned as one of Hong Kong’s newest Chinese fine dining restaurants.” 

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Wok-fried King Prawn with Sweet Chilli Sauce

Accompanying the menu are bottles of bubbly available at a special price – French Jacques Picard at HK$638 a bottle; or Italian Bellavista NV Cuvee Brut, a delicious, creamy sparkling wine at HK$458.

 Also exclusive to Lai Bun Fu are the Bvlgari family’s Sotirio 2010, an elegant ruby red from Sangiovese grapes scored 90 points by Wine Advocate and 93 by renowned wine critic James Suckling; and Therra 2009, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Montepulciano, which has a rich, round flavour with red fruit and balsamic notes.  Guests who order the new 8-course menu can enjoy these exclusive vintages at a special price, respectively at HK$998 (originally HK$1,580) and HK$638 (originally HK$780). 

Shunde’s distinct style of Cantonese cuisine became widely renowned when spread by its army amah domestic helpers who became legendary for cooking like Michelin-star chefs when they emigrated to Hong Kong and Singapore.

 Lai Bun Fu derives its name from two Chinese phrases embodying its elegant culinary experience: “Lai Bun” meaning “refined hospitality” and “Fu” abbreviated from “xi fu”, meaning “Master”. 

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Pan Fried Foie Gras & Deep Fried Tofu with Balsamic Glaze

Designed in British-colonial Hong Kong style with a modern touch in an elegant 2,000 sq ft venue, the restaurant seats 52 guests with private dining for up to 12 in the VIP “Lai Bun Room” which is  framed in glass and brass, evoking an elegant English country house and garden. 

Lai Bun Fu opens daily, from 12:00 to 15:00 and 18:30 to 23:00; Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 to 15:00 and 18:30 to 23:00.  It is located at 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong.  For reservations, please call (852) 2564-3868.  

For more information, please visit www.laibunfu.com or follow on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/laibunfuhk.

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