Ming Court Hong Kong is a fine dining Cantonese restaurant that has been recognised by the Hong Kong & Macau Michelin Guide every year since 2009. Located on the sixth floor of Cordis Hotel in Mongkok, Ming Court has been awarded 2 stars in Michelin Guide previously and is listed with 1 star in the current edition of the guide.
The 1 Michelin star Ming Court in Mongkok is the sister restaurant of 唐阁 T’ang Court, the 3-Star Michelin Chinese Restaurant which we visited a few years back. It delivers a dining experience that is comparable to that of T’ang Court in every way.
Ming Court prides itself on pairing Cantonese dishes with good wines. A wine cellar occupies a prominent space at the entrance to the restaurant. The Ming Cellar stocks over 400 wines from over 100 regions.
The dining hall of Ming Court is not very big and has a fairly typical modern Chinese restaurant’s elegant look and feel. There are tables by the windows but a view from the 6th floor of the streets and buildings of Mongkok may not be something you will fancy.
Menu of Ming Court Hong Kong
The menu of Ming Court Hong Kong has a mix of traditional Cantonese dishes and contemporary delicacies. It is possible to choose from a wide selection of business set menus, dim sum menu and à la carte menu. Below are some pictures of random pages of the Ming Court menu.
Dim Sum at Ming Court Hong Kong
Our dim sum lunch at Ming Court Hong Kong started with a complimentary serving Omnipork xiaolongbao, a meatless version of the famous Shanghainese soup dumpling. It was not bad and tasted very much, but not quite, like the usual xiao long bao.
The next dish was the Ming Court Deluxe Dumpling Trio (HK$78), comprising fish dumpling, scallop dumpling and shrimp dumpling. The skins of the steamed dumplings were delicate and the fillings were all delicious.
Honey Baked BBQ Puffs or Char Siew Sohs ($HK23 per piece) and Taro Dumplings with Foie Gras ($HK23 per piece) were served next. Both had good pastry and were tasty. They were above average but we would say that we would still prefer the char siew sohs from some of our favourite dim sum restaurants in Singapore.
Our favour Ming Court dim sum item was the Mango Roll with Almond Crust. The crispy exterior and smooth melting filling with sweet, tangy and savoury flavours combining well made each bite of the small mango roll a delightful treat.
We also tried their award-winning Chicken Fried Rice scented with Shao Xing Rice Wine (HK$208 for a small portion). It was indeed worthy of its accolades. They managed to elevate the humble fried rice to a gastronomic delight. We really enjoyed the fried rice dish.
Extravagant Dessert Presentation
The meal ended with desserts presented extravagantly. The Osmanthus Jelly with Goji Berry and the Bird’s Nest and Mango Pudding came on a tray with dry ice creating an ethereal spectacle that reminded us of fairy scenes in Chinese fantasy movies. It was a case of looking good and tasting good as well. A very nice way to round off a dim sum lunch.
Good Food Great Service
A 10% charge would be added to the bill. It was one of those occasions where we were more than happy to pay the extra. Our dining experience at Ming Court restaurant was definitely more enjoyable because of the great service. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and empowered to exercise discretion in dealing with customers’ requests and needs.
Overall, our dim sum experience at Ming Court was comparable to the dining experience at the three Michelin starred T’ang Court. In other words, we had quality tasty food with top notch friendly and professional service. We would happily visit and dine at Ming Court Hong Kong again.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Level 6 Cordis Hotel
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok
Tel: +852 3552 3028
Mon – Fri: 11:00am to 2:30pm
Sat: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: 10:30am to 3:00pm
Mon – Sun: 6:00pm to 10:30pm
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