Actually, I don’t think we were lost, I knew exactly where we were, it just wasn’t where we needed to be. But it was where I thought we should be. Make sense?
We had booked Ming Court for our final dinner and I thought this two Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant was located in the Langham hotel in MongKok, so that is where we were.
Thankfully, nice hotels in Hong Kong hire people to hang around their lobbies to help direct poor lost tourists. A lovely lass informed us that they didn’t have a restaurant called Ming Court on their premises but we were probably after the Langham Place hotel. Oops.
She got us a taxi and told the driver our destination and we were off. Thankfully we had left plenty of time and arrived only 5-10 minutes after our booking. I had called from the taxi to advise we would be late.
Ming Court is a round restaurant and we were seated in the inner room.
The wine list at Ming Court is a bit more streamlined than the one at Sabatini the night before, it’s on an iPad!
While J happily browsed, nuts were brought out to snack on.
I admired the place settings.
For our first bottle of wine J ordered the 2002 Dom Perignon.
After feeling that we had chosen poorly at both Lung King Heen and HuTong, we decided to get advice from the wait staff. We asked a lot of questions, they asked a lot of questions, but we eventually ordered, feeling confident with our choices.
We shared chiu-chow style roasted goose with plum sauce for entree.
The first main dish was pan-fried chicken skin filled with minced chicken and black truffles, accompanied with sliced pumpkin.
I cannot begin to describe how amazing this dish was. It was so good that it was declared not just dish of the night, or dish of the day, but dish of the trip! Succulent and moist mince mixed with truffles, offset by firmish pumpkin. It was heaven. If you ever get to Ming Court, you must order this dish.
Our second main course was pan-fried Australian wagyu beef (with a choice of black pepper or red wine sauce). We chose black pepper.
The beef was really good, but it is similar to dishes you can get in Australia and paled in comparison to the chicken.
We also had a serve of steamed rice and a serve of vegies.
Somewhere in there a bottle of Gosset Grand Rose was ordered.
During our dinner, there was a bit of commotion at the table of four ladies next to us. They were being served something that had dry ice flowing out of it. They saw us staring and told us it was ‘the marshmallow dessert’. Even when they left, one lent over and told us to remember to order that dessert.
So when the time came for us to order dessert we knew what we wanted. But there were two marshmallow desserts, which one was it? We asked the waiter and he said it was the bird’s nest crystal extravagance. OK, not the marshmallow ones, but all good, let’s order that one.
The dish came out and was prepared at the centre console and then moved to our table.
I don’t mind a bit of theatre at the dinner table, and I liked how J and I both had our own dish, complete with the dry ice drama. The ladies at the next table had received their five pieces on one long box. There is normally five pieces per serve but the restaurant did one piece each for J and I. Though J reckons he could have easily eaten half a dozen.
Underneath all the dry ice, sitting atop the glossy black box was a cube of sweet mango jello. It was nice, but nothing to wow us, but all the wowing was done in the presentation and I was happy to order this dish just for that!
As it was Easter, we also got marshmallow bunnies!
The service at Ming Court was outstanding.
We had a superb last night dinner and would go back to Ming Court in a heartbeat.