HKK London

HKK London

Worship street near Liverpool Street station

HKK London is one of the three restaurants helmed by the Singaporean chef, Tong Chee Hwee. The other two restaurants are Yauatcha and Hakkasan, which are both Michelin starred restaurants. It is a relatively new restaurant opened this year. Had the 8 course lunch menu for 48 pounds.

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Bai Hua prawn. Fried on the outside and tasty fresh prawns on the inside. Sauce was sweet and just goes well with this appetiser.

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Dim Sum Trilogy was really well presented with a brush and soy sauce though they were quite irrelevant unless you love heavy tasting food. The white one is lobster siu mai with caviar. You could taste the fresh, springy lobster in it. The orange one contains spicy chicken and tasted really flavourful too. Lots of different ingredients in it but all comes together to give a great dim sum.

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Peking duck was really succulent, best duck ever. Very luscious and the meat comes off easily from the fats (Cos I don’t like fats). The skin was so crispy and melts in your mouth. Very unforgettable dish indeed.

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Ginseng chicken soup was clear and the herbal ingredients made it feel healthy. The tofu was amazingly soft, smooth and silky. Softest tofu I had in my life I think. Think they make it on their own cos I don’t think you can buy it from outside.

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This was kailan with mushrooms. Tasted flavourful too and is pretty much the taste I would have expected.

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Jasmine smoked wagyu beef with rice and chestnuts. Pretty good dish as beef is well cooked, tender and soft and has a tinge of jasmine taste in it. Chestnut was crunchy too and the yellow thing is a piece of fried sweet potato which goes well with the meal.

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Mandarin jelly with pandan sorbet and jasmine meringue. Sorbet has a really rich pandan taste and is creamy and smooth. Very good pandan sorbet there, better than min jiang. Mandarin jelly was stretchy and a little sour and fruity.

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Pineapple fritter with vanilla ice cream and lime bits. The lime was really sour but I can still manage it. Ice cream was smooth and creamy again and goes very well with pineapple fritter.

The 8 course meal in my opinion is a good example of degustation menu with really petite portions but was surprisingly enough for me actually. Food wasn’t super exciting or different but it is the usual Cantonese food that has been executed perfectly. Didn’t regret having this expensive meal but would hope that portions can be a little bigger in future! Apparently, they are really fighting for a Michelin star and wouldn’t be surprise if they get one next year!

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