Hairy Crab Feasting at Hong Zhou Restaurant

Hong Zhou Restaurant which is located in the heart of Wan Chai was awarded 1 Michelin star from 2011-2015. They didn’t get awarded a 1 Michelin star this year but the food at Hong Zhou Restaurant was still spot on. I’ve only had Hong Zhou food once or twice before but Hong Zhou cuisine is very similar to Shanghainese food and you know I love me some Shanghainese food!! The restaurant is your typical Chinese restaurant with simple decor. The restaurant had a full house when we went and was full of delicious aromas coming from the kitchen!

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Hairy crabs are backkkkkk! How could we not order them. Look at that juicy, fatty and amazing hairy crab roe. <3 #Perfection

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The hairy crabs are HK$320 for one!

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Shredded vegetables tossed with dried bean curd HK$68. I love this dish- the minced veggies had a strong sesame oil dressing to it that helped bring out the great flavors of the fresh vegetables.

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Braised Dong Po Pork Belly (東坡肉 served with 4 pieces of man tou | HK$100) – this dish is delicious- the ridiculously fatty pork belly is nicely marinated, rich, and saucy and slow braised in a combination of soy sauce, cane sugar and Chinese wine to get that amazing flavor and color.

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AMAZE-BALLS! The pork belly is ridiculously pic and tender. You then place the fatty, braised pork belly in between the sweet and fluffy man tou. Last step- Devour!! Absolutely loved this dish.

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Sautéed Pea Sprouts with Crab Roe, $268. This dish was great. The pea sprout dish came out piping hot and was flavorful, tasty and extremely appetizing. Gotta pack in the veggies.

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Steamed dumplings stuffed with minced pork, 4 pieces for HK$28. The xiao long bao dish was good but I thought the skin wrapping was a bit on the thicker side.

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Last but not least….this dessert!!! I wished the deep fried crust was a bit thinner but overall had a delicious dinner at Hong Zhou Restaurant. I’ll be back to check out the rest of the other endless dishes on the menu.

Hong Zhou Restaurant | Chinachem Johnston Plaza, 號 -188 號 1 樓, 178-186 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai | 2591 1898 |  (Opening Hours | Mon-Sun 07:30- 14:30; 16:30- 23:30)

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Lots of <3, Jess