Success doesn't always come easy, at least for the founder of Lei Garden, Mr. Chan Shu Kit. The once financially loss making restaurant has successfully transformed itself to become one of Hong Kong most reputable fine dining restaurant, with 10 branches all over Hong Kong, 2 in China, 1 in Macau and 2 in Singapore. We came here with high expectations and we were not disappointed.
The combination of great service, elegant table setting and delicious cooking are the reasons why Lei Garden is still in business after 39 years. Its Mong Kok outlet was recently awarded two Michelin Stars, with the other 9 outlets being awarded 1 Michelin Star each. That's a whopping 11 Michelin Stars!
Crispy Roasted Pork - Save the Char Siu for another day, Lei Garden is all about Siu Yok. This dish itself is worth a star.
Steamed Beef Balls - Once you have properly stoked your appetite, dig into the beef balls, a platoon of delightfully fresh minced beef coupled with some fragrant scallions.
Pan Fried Turnip Cakes - Swipe these lovely square shaped turnip cakes with some chili sauce to take it up a few notches.
Stir Fry Kailan - Simple hearty vegetables dotted with some shallots.
Braised Garoupa with Ginger and Scallions - Continue your parade with some piping hot Garoupa fish imbued with rich flavors.
Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Pao - These packages were juicy, filled with lean pork meat. The soup was absolutely delicious!
Steamed flour rolls with green onions - Meet the silky Chee Cheong Fun, it's so smooth that it might just slip through your chopsticks!
Lobster Broth Hand Made Noodles Soup - Pile of noodles flooded with a rich lobster broth. Just when we think it couldn't get any better.
Crystal Dumplings - Steaming hot packets filled with diced vegetables, herbs and meat.
Salted Egg Custard Buns - A deceptively simple dish of sweet and savory.
Baked Mini Egg Tarts - These egg tarts were much eggier and less creamy than the English tarts.
Custard Layer Cake - Gallop away with some exceptionally flavorful warm custard layer cakes.
VERDICT: TOTALLY SMITTEN
Crispy Roasted Pork
Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Pao
Lobster Broth Hand Made Noodles Soup
Lei Garden Restaurant @ West Kowloon
Address: Shop Nos 2068-70, 2nd Level, Elements, No. 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: 852 2196 8133
Operating Hours: Mon to Sun - 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 1130pm