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Che's Cantonese Restaurant

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Che's Cantonese Restaurant Review

Smartly dressed locals in the know head for this casually elegant dim sum specialist, which is in the middle of the downtown bustle yet well concealed on the fourth floor of an office building. From the elevator, you'll step into a classy Cantonese world. It's hard to find a single better dim sum dish than Che's crispy pork buns, whose sugary baked pastry conceals the brilliant saltiness of stewed pork within. Other dim sum to try include panfried turnip cake and a refreshing dessert of cold pomelo and sago with mango juice for a calming end to an exciting meal.

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  • Address: 4th fl., The Broadway, 54–62 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, Hong Kong | Map It
  • Phone: 2528–1123
  • Metro Wan Chai.
  • Location: Wan Chai

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  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 01-20-2013

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    Che's Cantonese Restaurant Review

    Restaurant was already bustling before midday with the typical energy you would associate with a Yum Cha restaurant. Booking meant no wait was required, however people were waiting for a table. Restaurant was clean and tables were not too crammed, although close together by "western" standards. Wait staff were efficient although a little emotionless - robots doing their job. Children friendly. Toilets were clean but cramped.
    Yum Cha items were written in both english and chinese, as was most of the menu. Dishes were predominantly chosen by ticking a box next to the dish on a piece of printed paper. A sample of dishes tasted included baked pork buns, prawn dumplings, traditional old style spring rolls, prawn and sweet corn fritters. All were exceptionally tasty. The pork buns had a sweet exterior and soft slightly sour pork centre. The prawn dumplings were made with real prawns and were subtly flavoured, the wrapping was not overcooked or too chewy. The traditional old-style spring rolls contained bean sprouts lightly flavoured with a hint of mushroom and were surprisingly pleasant. Egg tarts (daan tart) were petite with a flaky sweet pastry and warm egg custard centre.
    By local standards, this restaurant is expensive, however the cost is worth it in terms of the quality and taste of the dishes presented. It offers standard dishes cooked to a high level as well as some dishes rarely seen in mainstream Yum Cha menus any more. Will definitely be returning and also intending to try this restaurant for dinner in the near future.

    by lisathekiwi, 5/30/10

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