SquareMeal Review of Tang Court - The Langham, Hong Kong
Acres of ruby red carpet and swathes of silk draping, combined with crisp white linen and modern art, smacks of opulence and luxury here at T-ang Court. This, together with ample space between tables, creates an ambience that is both refined and rarefied. All the better, some would say, for showcasing some of the best food in Hong Kong. Others contest that something doesn’t quite gel and the restaurant can seem oppressive and lacking in the all-important feel-good factor.
Abolone, duck, chicken and seafood all feature prominently on a menu that stretches for as many pages as a crime thriller and across a range of menus, from tasting to à la carte. Golden-fried T’ang Court crispy chicken showcases the chicken’s flavour and texture in its various forms while stewed crab with vermicelli, spring onion and ginger is a delightful contrast of sweet and earthy. Grilled Kagoshima beef is exceptionally sourced and prepared, allowing the meat to sing. Don’t ignore the vegetable dishes either, as they have fabulous depth of flavour.
Bordeaux and Burgundy make big statements on the list, as does Italy, Australia and California. Service is friendly, informed and precise. Not our favourite Michelin three-star, but it delivers a memorable experience nonetheless.