Canton Kitchen, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Opening Hours:daily 7:30-11pm, 2-7:30am
Price Range:$ - $$
Don’t be fooled by its name—Canton Kitchen is a more fusion-y Chinese resto than most, and Shanghai-style tofu is just as likely to be on the menu as lobster topped with truffles from Perigord.
To be honest, we don’t know how this newly opened establishment will be able to sustain itself—not only is it dirt cheap (by Central standards), it also serves up some solid, tasty fare.
The space is massive (again, by Central standards), with a large and boisterous common dining area and smaller private rooms off to the side. Dinners are 30 percent off on Sundays and dim sum is half price or something ridiculous—we hope it’s not just a temporary thing to draw in the crowds, although the regular menu is pretty reasonable to begin with.
The dishes are quite inventive; our table enjoyed a strawberry-flavored sweet and sour pork dish that actually worked—strawberries are naturally both sweet and sour, when you think about it. The juicy and flavorful steamed minced pork dish was a major hit, and so was a pan-fried garoupa dish that was served atop a bed of crunchy, sizzling noodles. If you’re just looking for some failsafe, affordable Chinese fare in a comfortable, clean environment, Canton Kitchen might just be your best bet.