Lung King Heen
龍景軒
Lung King Heen is located in Hong Kong Island
Lung King Heen
Location on Hong Kong Island
Restaurant information
Head chefChan Yan-tak (陳恩德)
Food typeCantonese cuisine
Dress codeSmart casual
Rating3 Michelin stars Michelin Guide 2008–present
5 stars Forbes Travel Guide 2013
Street addressPodium 4, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central
CityCentral, Victoria City
CountryHong Kong
Coordinates22°17′13″N 114°9′22″E / 22.28694°N 114.15611°E / 22.28694; 114.15611Coordinates: 22°17′13″N 114°9′22″E / 22.28694°N 114.15611°E / 22.28694; 114.15611
Reservationsrecommended
WebsiteFourSeasons.com/...

Lung King Heen (Chinese: 龍景軒; pinyin: Lóng Jǐngxuān; Jyutping: Lung4 Ging2hin1) is a fine dining Cantonese restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Its kitchen is run by chef de cuisine Chan Yan-tak, who came out of early retirement in 2002 for the Hotel.

The restaurant has earned many commendations since its opening. The Michelin Guide awarded it three Michelin stars in 2009.

History

Chef Chan Yan-tak had spent part of his culinary career as a sous-chef — and after one year, executive chef — at Lai Ching Heen in the Regent Hong Kong (now the InterContinental Hong Kong) since 1984.[1] However, after the death of his wife, he retired in 2000 to help take care of his children.[2] However, Chan was persuaded by his colleague from the Regent, general manager Alan Tsui, to come out of retirement in 2002 to help the Four Seasons establish a Cantonese restaurant.[2][3]

Reception

Lung King Heen is critically acclaimed. It is the only Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong that has been awarded the maximum 3 Michelin stars by the 2009 Hong Kong and Macau edition of the Michelin Guide.[4][5][6]

In 2010, the restaurant's homemade XO sauce was listed as the 'Best condiment' on the Hong Kong Best Eats 2010 list compiled by CNN Travel.[7] Lung King Heen was also added to Forbes Travel Guide's list of five-star restaurants in January 2014.[8]

References

  1. ^ Lau, Joyce (2009-01-02). "A Chinese Chef's Long, Diverted Path to 3 Stars". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  2. ^ a b Quackenbush, Casey (2018-07-12). "Inside the First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant". Time. Retrieved 2020-08-15.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Li, Zoe (8 December 2009). "Questions for Chan Yan Tak, Lung King Heen's 3-star Michelin chef". CNN Travel. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  4. ^ Lim, Le-Min (2 December 2008). "Michelin Hong Kong Gives 3 Stars to 2 Restaurants (Update1)". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  5. ^ Kühn, Kerstin (26 November 2009). "Four Seasons hotel sets world record in new Michelin Hong Kong guide". CatererSearch. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Winners of Hong Kong Best Eats 2010: The best of the best of our selection of Hong Kong's most noteworthy dishes and restaurants". CNN Travel. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  8. ^ Nancy Trejos (22 January 2014). "Forbes Travel Guide names Five-Star properties". USA TODAY.