Tsim Sha Tsui is a very busy district in Hong Kong and with a lot of tourists and businesses. When the grandfather Yuen opened the restaurant in 1969, he wanted it to be located in Tsim Sha Tsui because it is so busy. They started out in Causeway Bay and they only kept growing. Now with their fine dining restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui, located on the fourth floor in the Mira Place1. Yes, this restaurant awarded with 2 Michelin stars is situated in a shopping mall which is very rare in the world. Victor Yuen, the executive director is very proud of what his grandfather and father have created and will only try to make it grow even more.
When you arrive in the restaurant, you get the feeling of a comfortable lunch/dinner experience. The grey tones and beautiful paintings make you feel at ease. That’s also what the owners were looking for. They were looking for an interior design, which wasn’t the typical Chinese red and lot of lanterns kind of look. Instead, they wanted a restaurant where you feel comfortable while eating the delicious Chinese dishes with a twist. But still, they stayed true to the Chinese designs which can be found all over the restaurant. These paintings were especially painted for them by a close friend. You can find around 6 or 7 creations on the walls of the restaurant.
If you want some more privacy, there are three beautiful booths where people can dine in. The booths can be used for business meeting or can be used for a romantic dinner.
The executive chef, Joe Chan, has been around the restaurant for more than 20 years now. Joe Chan is cooking for decades and he mastered the Cantonese cuisine very well. This can be found in his traditional Cantonese dishes. Luxury products like abalone, shark’s fin and bird’s nest are one of his favourite products in the Cantonese cuisine. He also likes to experiment the Cantonese cuisine to add some other ingredients of other countries. His favourite country is Japan. A lot of dishes have a twist with Japanese ingredients.
Sun Tung Lok serves mainly typical traditional Chinese dishes. But they want to be different from the other restaurants, so they also have dishes with a twist. Joe Chan likes to cook Cantonese cuisine with premium products paired with top ingredient around the world. Most of his dishes have a twist but he always keeps the authenticity of the Cantonese cuisine in the dishes.
The shark’s fin soup is a must try. This is also the signature dish of Joe. The shark’s fin soup will come in two styles. The first style is the traditional Cantonese way and the second style is to mix the shark’s fin soup with the stock of crab and the meat of the crab. This brings the dish up to a next level.
Chef Victor wants Sun Tung Lok to be one of those places were you can eat traditional yet special Chinese cuisine. A place where you can enjoy some typical Chinese dishes, but served with a fine-dining twist. Sun Tung Lok is a great Cantonese restaurant perfectly located in the centre of Tsim Sha Tsui.
Chef & Team
Written by Harvey & Tiffany