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“And it has a sibling in Canberra Australia”
Review of The Chairman

The Chairman
Ranked #48 of 9,957 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sheung Wan
Description: Cantonese cuisine is light and delicate, and strives to bring out the original flavors of food. The foremost element of good food is the use of the finest and freshest ingredients. To us, local produce is an excellent choice. Chickens and pigs are raised locally in the New Territories. They taste great because they are fed with good quality forage and slaughtered daily. A number of old-style condiment stores continue to adopt traditional ways to produce superb first extract soy sauce in its purest and freshest form, and hand craft beancurd sheets with strong bean taste. A small number of local fishermen are persistently sailing out during the early hours to the South China Sea to catch live fishes and shrimps. In places like Yuen Long, there are a substantial number of vegetable farmers working diligently on their fields. At The Chairman, we have all along tried our best to acquire these freshest among the freshest ingredients, although their prices are slightly higher.
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Have been going to the Chairman & Yip (in Canberra) for over 15 years both when living in Canberra and when visiting - it is the best in Canberra. So when I was going to Hong Kong and found out that they shared ownership with The Chairman, and had 1 Michelin star, we had to go. Booked on line from Australia and everything went smoothly. It lives up to its michelin rating and is great value as well. Make sure you bookj ahead at either of these restaurants - it will be worth the effort.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is a quintessential Cantonese restaurant at its best. We were here for a birthday celebration. Three days proir, I was on site to discuss the menu with one of the staff who were most helpful, realising I was not their regular clients. We were a party of 10 people on the second floor as recommended, quieter and more private. We had their signature menu with appetisers such as smoked baby pigeons with Longjing tea and chrysanthemum, squid in shrimp oil and mustard seeds that drew oohs and aahs from the guests. Two of the most outstanding dishes were steamed flowery crab cooked in aged ShaoXing wine and pan fried whole king prawn with dried scalloped paste and fish sauce which were unique. We ordered an encore for the crab as it was not sufficient for 10 persons. The Chairman's soy sauce chicken was prepared in 18 different spices, very unusual. The fried rice with 3 different prawns, fresh, sun- fried and shrimp paste is a dish which can only be prepared by a true chef. We ended with home made ice cream, osmanthus and goji berry flavoured.
The overall service were very good but with one remaining criticism is the lack of a lazy susan for a large table. The bill for the dinner was just under US$1,000, not inexpensive at all. However, given that this restaurant can prepares ordinary Cantonese dishes with this level of mastery, and is readily appreciated by cognoscenti and those who are familiar with the subtleness involved in Cantonese cooking, is in fact worth several revisits.

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Thank Edmund L
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Excelent chinese food in a cosy atmosfere without pretensions. Wine too expensive but you can bring your bottle and pay for the opening

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Well worth our slightly getting lost getting there (we were determined to walk...in retrospect I'd cab from Central station). But here's what's important: the food. Superb. We went after reading about it in Newsweek. An unassuming two story building in inlet street near Queens Road (Central). We were late but they held our table (they only take so many reservations a night - maybe 12 tables in all). We had 4 courses and largely let them order for us. Fabulous duck, excellent vegetables - really a superb meal and lovely champagne. Honored my wheat-free needs. Expensive but not prohibitive.

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Thank IowaCityProf
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The menu was a little too experiemental for me - we had pigeon to start following by a chicken dish that was full of bones. Lots of locals were eating in there which they say is a good sign and the beer was cold!

Thank Lou D
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