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Fook Lam Moon
Fook Lam Moon Wan Chai Interior 2012.JPG
Fook Lam Moon Restaurant at Wanchai.
Restaurant information
Established1948; 74 years ago (1948)
Owner(s)Chui Pui Kun (Chairman, HK and Kowloon)[1]
Head chefChan Yau Leung
Food typeCantonese cuisine, Dim Sum
Dress codeSmart Casual
RatingMichelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau
1 Michelin star Fook Lam Moon (Hong Kong)

1 Michelin star Fook Lam Moon (Kowloon)

Asia's Best 50 Restaurants 2013 Asia's Best 50 Restaurants 2014 Asia's Best 50 Restaurants 2015

Asia's Best 50 Restaurants 2016
Street address35 Johnston Road, Wanchai
CityWanchai, Hong Kong
Other locationsFook Lam Moon (Kowloon), Guo Fu Lou, Fook Lam Moon (Macau)
Fook Lam Moon
Traditional Chinese福臨門
Simplified Chinese福临门

Fook Lam Moon (Chinese: 福臨門) is a Chinese restaurant chain with its main and original branch at 35-45 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Fook Lam Moon means "fortune and blessings come to your home." The restaurant is often dubbed the Cafeteria for the Wealthy (Chinese: 富豪飯堂) by the media.[2]


Born in 1908, founder Chui Fook Chuen became an apprentice at the age of 14 and quickly ascended as a house chef for an ex-bureaucrat of Qing Dynasty residing in Hong Kong. Following this position, he became the head chef for the prominent Ho Tung family. To fulfill his vision of becoming the true master chef for a wider clientele, Chui set up his own catering service "Fook Kee" in 1948. By offering dishes epitomizing the traditions of Cantonese cooking yet with a personal twist, Chui had since set the guiding principles and cemented the fundamentals which Fook Lam Moon uphold throughout the years.

Fook Kee was an instant success, catering to the elites of Hong Kong and it was renamed as Fook Lam Moon in 1953, endowed with the meaning of "good fortune arriving at your door".

Alongside Hong Kong's economic growth and evolution of the culinary industry, the first Fook Lam Moon Restaurant was opened in 1972 in Wanchai, Hong Kong. The Kowloon branch soon followed in 1977, opening in Tsimshatsui.

Signature dishes

Cooked whole abalone with duck feet and pomelo skin
Cooked whole abalone with duck feet and pomelo skin

The restaurant's signature dishes are braised Japanese dried aged abalone with goose web, crispy fried chicken, roast suckling pig, baked stuffed crab meat and onion in shell and a variety of double-boiled soups.


The Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui branches of the restaurant were awarded two and one stars, respectively by the 2010 Michelin Guide,[3] following the one star rating in the guide's inaugural 2009 Hong Kong and Macau edition.[4]

It was also listed at no. 18 and 19 on Asia's Top 20 Restaurants of the Miele Guide in the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 editions, respectively.[5][6]

Fook Lam Moon was listed 48th in the Asia's Best 50 Restaurants in 2013; and ranked 19th, awarded "Highest Climber" in 2014.[7][8]


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  2. ^ Christopher DeWolf; Doug Meigs (3 October 2011). "The best Hong Kong dim sum". CNN Travel. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  3. ^ Lam, Tiffany (1 December 2009). "Hong Kong restaurants to avoid right now: Michelin guide's newest stars, the complete list". CNN Travel. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  4. ^ Lim, Le-Min (2 December 2008). "Michelin Hong Kong Gives 3 Stars to 2 Restaurants (Update1)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Asia's Top 20 for 2008/2009". Miele Guide. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ Li, Zoe (1 October 2009). "Hong Kong restaurants top the Miele Guide". CNN Travel. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  7. ^ Interviewed by Singapore TV for the Asia's Best 50 Restaurants 2014Asia's Best 50 Restaurants 2014
  8. ^ Apple Daily Apple Daily action news on Asia's Best 50 Restaurants