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Moments Together

 

Shanghainese and Hunan cuisines are both major Chinese regional cuisines. As big fans of both, when we heard about Moments Together, a new upscale Chinese restaurant with an interesting fusion menu of Hunan and Shanghainese food, we were keen to visit. 

Moments Together is operated by Taste Gourmet Group, an up-and-coming high-end restaurant group that specialises in innovative dining concepts to offer superior culinary quality and dining experiences, with over 30 upscale specialty restaurants in operation in Hong Kong. 

The restaurant is helmed by Chef Lau, who bring over 20 years of experience in Cantonese and Japanese cuisines plus his years working in Shanghai to his newest endeavour. Shanghainese food is often sweet, while Hunan food tends to be spicy and salty. The menu created by Chef Lau reinterpret classic dishes from each cuisine with a contemporary and upscale twist, using a selection of high quality, fresh ingredients. The result is an exciting menu waiting to be discovered. 

The décor of the spacious outlet is contemporary, warm and welcoming, with plenty of earthen colours used throughout. The dining room is thoughtfully partitioned to create semi-private dining spaces for guests. 

For our meal, we started with Huadiao Wine Marinated “Drunken” Chicken ($118) and Xiao Long Bao with Crab Coral ($88/4pcs), both Shanghainese classics. Smoked Pomfret with Jasmine Tea Leaves($168) came next – a real treat; the dish is served under a glass dome, which, when lifted, releases wafts of smoked tea leaves; the pomfret meat is delicious too. 

Another dish we enjoyed was the Pan-Fried Wagyu Beef Bun ($138/4pcs) – tender and savoury. For the soup, we tried a tasty Supreme Soup, Crab Meat, Crab Coral ($168) before tucking into the Homemade Deep Fried Black Bean Tofu ($128), a yummy Hunan dish that was new to us. 

Now properly warmed up, we addressed the heavy hitters. First came Slowed Cooked Angus Beef with Black Garlic ($438), a tender beef dish with the meat fully soaked in its tasty seasonings. 

Next was Steamed Lobster, Fish Head Served with Assorted Hot Pepper ($588) – the classic Hunan fish head steamed and garnished with chili peppers is augmented by succulent lobster meat – the flavour remains Hunan spiciness at its best, but the contrast of the two seafood textures is salivating. 

Our last dish was MT’s Signature Wok-Fried Buddha Jump Over the Wall ($688), an elaborate and sophisticated dish popular in Fujian and Eastern China; the dish uses over 20 ingredients, including abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber and mushrooms. A healthy dash of chili gives it an extra flavourful kick. 

For desserts we tried Chilled Uji Matcha Pudding Red Bean ($68/per head), a refreshing treat, Bird Nest, Almond Curd, Coconut Milk ($128/per head) which is velvety smooth, plus a crunchy Mango Napoleon ($198) - a nice way to round off the meal.

Moments Together offers a distinctive choice of curated Shanghainese and Hunan dishes for those looking for new gourmet discoveries. It’s an excellent venue for family or social gathering. We suggest you give it a visit.

Shop 1008, L1, Fire, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
 
2337 2883

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