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Greater China Club Celebrating 4th Anniversary with Legendary Chinese Celebrity Chef Lin Chao-Dai’s Tribute to Shunde’s ‘Land of Fish and Rice’

June 12, 2019 Dining No Comments Email Email

Greater China Club is celebrating its 4th anniversary atop Lai Chi Kok dining destination D2 Place inviting legendary celebrity Chef Lin Chao-Dai to showcase the exquisite cuisine of Shunde’s ‘Land of Fish and Rice’.  The exceptional guest chef promotion is at the Club’s classic Chinese dining room Man Hing from 10 – 31 July 2019.

Shunde chefs are famed for their fierce knife skills, delicate cutting and both wok and steam cooking – and Chef Lin is a prominent master.  Half a million fans follow his Chinese mobile video platform on TikTok, dazzled by the skills that have earned Shunde the epithet ‘Phoenix City’ from the old Cantonese saying: “Eating in Guangzhou is best; but chefs hail from Phoenix City”.

As an ambassador of Shunde’s food culture, he is Shunde Chairman of the World Master Chefs Association for Chinese Cuisine (WMACC), champions Shunde cuisine at gastronomic events worldwide and has cooked for former Chinese leaders from Deng Xiao-ping and Jiang Ze-min to Hu Jin-tao.

Chef Lin was also invited to cook up a full exquisite Shunde banquet for the Sultan of Johor at the Grand Palace in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

As a member of China Cuisine Stunt Performers (CCSP), China Cuisine Association (CCA), and Chinese Food Prosperity Plan, he is also celebrated for his blindfolded potato-cutting — julienning fine slivers even on top of an inflated balloon.

“Our mission at Greater China Club is striving to push Chinese culinary culture forward with exquisite gastronomic traditions and culinary techniques,” said Mr Eric Ting, Founder and CEO of Bird Kingdom Group, which manages Greater China Club.

“To celebrate our 4th anniversary it is a great honour and privilege to invite one of China’s most celebrated chefs, and a legendary master of Shunde cuisine, and delight gourmands and connoisseurs.”

During the promotion, Chef Lin is presenting more than 30 classic dishes on his menu of Shunde specialties.

As the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’, Shunde is braided by rivers and waterways defining its cuisine and there are eight ways of prepare just fish dishes alone. Chef Lin’s signatures include famous Braised Fish Soup with Carrot, Wood Fungus & Vegetable Leaves (HK$138 per person), with bones expertly removed, and flesh finely julienned into a texturally complex chowder. A must try for the adventurous is Braised Water Snake Soup with Chrysanthemum (HK$168 per person), appreciated for cosmetic and health properties as well as its clear, sweet flavour.

Seafood dishes also include Roasted Fresh Abalone with Rock Salt (HK$88, minimum two orders), first grilled with salt then pan-fried, covered and cooked. Sautéed Fish Rolls Stuffed with Chinese Ham & Vegetable (HK$268) is a century-old Shunde signature of fresh fish beaten into a fine paste then cut to resemble thin, crinkled pieces of crepe de Chine. Baked Big Fish Head with Ginger, Garlic & Shallots in Clay Pot (HK$338) uses only the prized portion of fish head just below the eyes, the soft cartilage pan-fried for an unctuous, gelatinous mouthfeel.

A signature dish from the town of Xingtan, Deep-Fried Mud Carp Cake Coated with Crispy Spring Rolls Skin (HK$188) features freshly fish paste wrapped in Vietnamese spring roll rice paper, then fried to a crisp, aromatic golden brown with a tasty tender centre.

Shunde’s cuisine is also shaped by diverse products of the Pearl River Delta, and is home to some of China’s best recipes for poultry and pork. The traditional dish of Pan-Fried Minced Pork Cake with Pork Stomach (HK$178) is a meat patty with pork stomach, fragrant with a delightful texture. Traditional Wok-Fried Chicken with Guangdong Rice Wine, Oil, Soya Sauce and Sugar in Shunde Style (HK$268) is a hearty, braised poultry dish. Classics from Jun’an such as Steamed Minced Pork Cake with Preserved Kohlrabi (HK$168) and Steamed Marinated Pork Belly in Junan Style (HK$288) require laborious stages of cooking, relying on polished chef technique and experience.

Other notable specialties on the menu include Pan-Fried Eel with Garlic And Egg (HK$288), Steamed Fresh Big Head Carp with Preserved Kohlrabi(HK$358 for half; HK$688 for whole), Steamed Chencun Rice Noodles with Beef Brisket & Homemade Sauce (HK$268), Scrambled Fresh Milk in Daliang Style (HK$158), Pan-Fried Pork Intestine with Egg & Spring Onion (HK$168), Steamed Chicken in Copper Plate (HK$248 for half; HK$468 for whole), and Poached Fish Noodles in Fish Soup (HK$88 per person).

Time-honoured desserts include traditional Double Layered Milk Pudding in Daliang Style (HK$48) and Ginger Milk Pudding in Traditional Style(HK$48), famous throughout China and beyond, along with Steamed Lunjiao Rice Cake in Two Colour (HK$58), using both white and yellow sugar, and Pan-Fried Pancake with Desiccated Coconut, Peanut and Sugar (HK$58).

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

For enquiries or reservations, please call (852) 2743-8055.  For more information, please visit or

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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