Xin Rong Ji
The popular pick for its opulent, seasonality-driven menu and superlative Peking duck
Xin Rong Ji is in a league of its own, as the Taizhou cuisine restaurant is home to some of the finest Chinese dishes in the city. Those who wish to splurge on luxury can order the wild yellow croaker from China, simmered in soups and prepared in various ways perfected by the restaurant. Xin Rong Ji sources most of its ingredients from its own farm facilities for better control on its seasonality-driven cuisine. Guests will start their experience with a platter of the season’s freshest harvest of fruits while they order their starters and mains. Peking duck is the piece de resistance and it is phenomenal compared to some of the best ones in Hong Kong. Braised sea anemones with sweet potato noodles are best all year round, and the humble silver ribbon fish are sliced and deep fried until crispy with creamily melting inside. The restaurant’s braised radish chips are simple, and proof that simple ingredients and cooking win hearts just as well as luxury ingredients.
What to order
- The Peking Duck at Xin Rong Ji is superb. Carved tableside within minutes coming out of the oven, the duck is tender and skin extra crisp and translucent, served to guests with individual portions of condiments and steamed pancakes.
- Braised sea anemones with sweet potato noodles may sound exotic, but these resembling clams are lightly braised with a soy-based sauce and served with gelatinous sweet potato noodles.
- Crispy fried silver ribbon fish is simple yet perfectly executed at Xin Rong Ji. The thin slender fish is portioned and fried until golden brown. The fish itself bears a creamy texture that melts in the mouth, a contrast from the golden crisp exterior
The popularity of Xin Rong Ji’s Peking duck dictates the seatings over dinner. Guests who wish to order the famed dish will be required to follow a set time for their reservations.
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