Duddells has been sitting pretty on top of the Shanghai Tang flagship on (what else?) Duddell Street for over half a year, and still garners the same big crowd that first got this art gallery, dining space, and drinks/lounge (which conveniently sits atop the busy and buzzy Chinese restaurant).
Duddell’s is the newest baby of Alan Lo, Paulo Pong and Yenn Wong (the folks behind the likes of The Press Room Group(post), 208 (post) and 22 Ships (post)!!! WOW….thats an impressive group! However, this time they are departing from the usual Western, Italian and Tapa dishes but venturing into modern meets traditional Cantonese/Chinese/Dim Sum dishes. The dim sum dishes aren’t your traditional dim sum choices. But with a Western/modern twist! It’s definitely a great space for business meetings, gatherings and then drinks though!
The place was a buzz when I went for a lunch meeting one Friday afternoon. Works been crazy busy and I was glad to finally have some time to go out and eat. Remember, I typically eat clean (post) when I’m working. Here’s a sneak peak into a busy few work days. For business inquiries, click here!
Timberland Event! (2nd event of the day…never rushed or ran so fast in my high heels!)
Working with Super Action Star Mr. Donnie Yen for the BMW Derby!! March 16th at HKJC. Who wants to start betting!!
Filming at TVB!! More to come….can’t release any other pics just yet!
Cancer Fund Ball with gorgeous Cissy Wang!! <3
OK. Enough of my week. Lets get to the food. That’s what you came for!
We start off with spring rolls! A classic, crunchy, crispy treat. The tasty crunch of the rice wrapper perfectly wraps the veggies and minced pork filling. I also like how they cut it for you! Perfectly fits in your mouth.
Steamed Barbecued Pork Bun | $54 | The steamed bbq pork bun definitely doesn’t look as good as it really is… The sweet char siu pork was great! Fresh, hot and steamy! But nothing too fantastic.
Dim Sum | Scallop Dimpling w/ Shrimp & Caviar | Shrimp Dumpling w/ Mushroom | Mushroom Dumpling w/ Black Truffle | Pork Dumpling w/ Birds Nest and Yunan Ham | All was $54 -$60| These were all okay. Pretty standard, but came all mushed together. I think there’s definitely some stand out Chinese dishes…but I thought the dim sum pieces were too pricey for quite ordinary stuff!
焗釀鮮蟹蓋 Baked Crab Shell with Onion and Fresh Crab Meat | Per Person $180 | This fried little crab was perfectly crusty and crisp, but once u broke the outer layer resides a plump, juicy mix of fresh crab meat and onion bites!
蜜汁燒叉燒 |Barbecued Pork with Honey |$200 | This was my favourite!! I actually love this stuff. The sweet, delectable, fatty, succulent piece of pork was perfect! It had the perfect amount of fat and pork! Loved the soft sweetness of the honey. Definitely a must get.
Dessert| Caramel baked sago pudding| a sinfully rich and milky dessert that was terrific! Creamy, milky, and mushy! Haha With lots of sago bubbles! Loved this.
Overall, its a good spot to people watch. The food comes out hot! Its not the most homey Cantonese spot, but its modern, creative and full of chatter! Prices are not exactly wallet-friendly (dim sum from $50-$100) and the portions aren’t too big, so be prepared to shell out more for your typical dim sum faves!
Duddell’s |Level 3-4, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street| Central, Hong Kong | 2525 9191
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