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Greater China Club Brings Flavour of Beijing’s Famous ‘Najia Xiaoguan’ Restaurant to Hong Kong

February 8, 2018 Dining No Comments Email Email

Master chefs from Beijing’s famous Najia Xiaoguan restaurant which has 14 sister restaurants in China are bringing a flavour of its celebrated Manchurian-style imperial cuisine to Hong Kong from 21 March – 8 April 2018 at Lai Chi Kok’s ‘social salon’ for dining, art and music lovers, Greater China Club’s applauded Cantonese dining room,Man Hing.

The founder of Najia Xiaoguan, Mr Na Jing-nin, is the descendent of a Qing emperor’s doctor, who launched the restaurant with recipes from an inherited imperial cookbook. Popular among both locals and tourists, it is one of the few restaurants ranked five out of five on Chinese food review website Dianping, as well as 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.

Helmed by Najia Xiaoguan’s Executive Chef Duan Yong Cheng and his team, the culinary showcase is headlined by traditional cuisine of the Manchus from northeast China. The imperial cuisine that originated in 1748 features a diverse range of elaborate, intricate dishes and delicacies from various Chinese regions that originated from humble ingredients, but meticulously refined for the emperor, becoming favoured by government officials and aristocrats at the time.

Reflecting Manchu’s love of hunting, game meat is a signature of the cuisine, such as venison, lamb chops, stews, spicy tripe and hearty, tender beef ribs that would have fortified them through the far Northeast’s freezing winters.

Headlining the showcase menu is Najia Xiaoguan’s signature dish, Stewed fish maw, sea cucumber and abalone in chicken soup (HK$388 for members and HK$438 for non-members). The broth hasa long history, incorporating finest ingredients such as chicken, duck, scallops and pork, boiled for four hours and then stewed for eight hours. It is traditionally savoured in three ways – appreciating the original soup; combining with coriander, bean curd and home-made spicy sauce made of peanuts, beef, sesame and chilli; or adding some rice into the soup for extra nourishment.

Classic imperial dishes extend to Braised Whole Beef Rib with Rice Straw (HK$428 for members and HK$468 for non-members)along with seafood specialities like Braised Sea Cucumber with Scallion (HK$328 for members and HK$368 for non-members), Crispy Prawns with Lychee and Syrup (HK$268 for members and HK$288 for non-members)and Braised Cod Fish with Homemade Spicy Sauce (HK$288 for members and HK$308 for non-members), or Braised Mandarin Fish with Lychee (HK$368 for members and HK$408 for non-members).

The menu also incorporates traditional comfort food specialities such as Fried Rice with Venison and Fennel in Beijing Style (HK$188 for members and HK$208 for non-members), Roasted Whole Lamb Chop with Herbs (HK$398 for members and HK$438 for non-members), Crispy Pate in Old Beijing Style (HK$188 for members and HK$208 for non-members), Braised Chinese Yam in Homemade Sauce (HK$168 for members and HK$188 for non-members), Stewed pork belly with Jumbo Red Dates (HK$88 for members per person and HK$98 for non-members per person)  and appetisers like Capelin Fish with Seaweed in Beijing style (HK$128 for members and HK$138 for non-members), Eggplant and Deep-fried Soya bean with Homemade Sauce (HK$78 for members and HK$88 for non-members), and the restaurant’s popular Stir-fried Bean Curd with Codfish and Mushroom (HK$188 for members and HK$208 for non-members), which is known in Chinese as‘Caught Eating Bean Curd’, after a chef caught surreptitiously cooking food for himself while his employer was bidding farewell to a guest.

Completing the menu are nourishing desserts Mashed Chinese Yam with Sweet Corn Dressing (HK$58 for members and HK$64 for non-members), Pea Pudding (HK$38 for members and HK$44for non-members) and Chilled Fruit Yogurt with Peach Gum (HK$58 for members and HK$64 for non-members).

“This is a rare treat for Hong Kong foodies,” said Greater China Club founder and CEO, Mr Eric Ting. “Najia Xiaoguan is one of the most famous restaurants in Beijing, with unique cuisine that can normally be experienced only by visiting the capital – and joining the queue!

“It’s an exceptional culinary showcase of great skill from master chefs. The cuisine requires time-consuming, complicated preparation, meticulous selection of quality ingredients and elaborates presentation – underlining our mission to elevate the fine dining experience in Lai Chi Kok.”

Greater China Club is located on Unit A, 10/F, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It opens from Monday to ThursdaySunday and Public Holidays,12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight and Friday and Saturday12:00 noon to 1:00 am.

For enquiries or reservations, please call (852) 2743-8055.  For more information, please visit www.greaterchinaclub.com or www.facebook.com/GreaterChinaClubHK.

Greater China Club offers Corporate and Individual memberships entitling members to exclusive offers at the Club’s dining outlets, waived service charges and exclusive benefits.  Priced HK$18,888 for corporate membership with 3 nominees and exclusive benefits, including 10% discount on food consumption at Umai and Rustico, 3 bottles of Champagne (HK$1,080 each), HK$15,000 cash vouchers which can be used at all restaurants under Bird Kingdom Group; and HK$6,888 for individual members with exclusive benefits, including 10% discount on food consumption at Umai and Rustico, 1 bottle of Champagne (HK$1,080), HK$5,500 cash voucher can be used at all restaurants under Bird Kingdom Group, while monthly membership fees (which can be used for spending in the Club) are HK$600 and HK$300, respectively.

Members enjoy special benefits, but the Club is also open to guests and tourists at D2 Place, a revitalised industrial building now buzzing with eclectic bars and restaurants, named after its MTR exit at Lai Chi Kok.

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