An elegant Cantonese meal in Hong Kong
Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui’s luxury shopping district is where you’ll find The Langham, Hong Kong and its sophisticated Cantonese restaurant T’ang Court. The two-story dining room, plushly carpeted and draped in shades of burgundy and gold, is meant to evoke imperial China, specifically the Tang Dynasty, from which the establishment gets its name. Tables are well spaced, seated with a mix of suits, families, and shoppers taking a break for a savory bite to eat.
This is one of the more classical Cantonese addresses in Hong Kong, with plenty of seafood, barbecue selections, and crisp roasted poultry. Signature dishes include sautéed prawns and crab roe with golden-fried pork and crab meat puffs; crispy “T’ang Court” chicken; stir-fried rib eye with spring onion and wasabi; and baked seafood rice in a crab shell. Marquee delicacies such as abalone and bird’s nest enjoy prominence on the menu. Dim sum is served during the day at T’ang Court; try the steamed shrimp and bamboo shoot dumplings, pan-fried rice rolls with housemade XO sauce, or crisp fried glutinous dumplings with pork, shrimp and leek filling.
Set menus are available at lunch and dinner. At many restaurants, these menus are designed for large groups, but T’ang Court also offers set menus for one or two people, a thoughtful gesture, since the family-style dishes that characterizes much of Chinese cooking can leave solo diners and pairs flustered.
The wine list at T’ang Court is thoughtful, too, with selections from six continents. Bordeaux and Burgundy lead the way, as is typical in Hong Kong, followed by Italy, Australia, and boutique names from the U.S. The list is also peppered with interesting estate bottled selections from winemakers such as Thierry Germain of Domaine des Roches Neuves in the Loire, and Arianna Occhipinti in Sicily.
A well-trained staff at T’ang Court rounds out the experience with formal but warm service; it will help you navigate the menu and make sure that your tea never goes cold. Plus, an experienced sommelier is on hand to help with wine pairings — a perfect complement to an elegant Cantonese meal.