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“The " Steamed Crabs" was out of this world”
Review of The Chairman

The Chairman
Ranked #43 of 10,582 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 December 1, 2012

We had a late dinner here and was not sure what we wanted. The waiters were excellent to recommend their specialty Steamed crabs, Spare ribs , Mussels and shrimp fried rice. All the dishes were superb. The steamed crabs was the best. It comes with rice flour noodles to go with the sauce. The sauce is Sake or rice wine flavored. Simply delicious !

The waiters were very good and attentive . They take pride about the food they served and can explain about the dishes.
Excellent 10 out of 10

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Thank AWmhow
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

I found out about this restaurant from food bloggers and indeed every dish came out was of top quality and really delicious making it deserving for Michelin star standard restaurant although it's not. If money is not a matter, this is the kind of Chinese cuisine that I would dream of as my daily meal.

The main attraction from this restaurant is certainly the "far tiu ching hai" or steamed flower crab in Chinese wine topped with rice noodle. It's a clever combination as the rice noodle is able to absorb the richness and fragrant sauce. This dish itself costs HK$1,200 and it's just for one crab! We also ordered 7 other dishes, from century egg for appetizer, double boiled soup to their famed roast pigeon, soya chicken, fried yellow croaker, vegetable and fried rice. We have a party of 6 and all the dishes served are very delicate in size making us walked out without really feeling stuffed but yearning for more. The total price of our lunch was HK$3,069. It's quite pricey but again the dishes served were outstanding so if you can afford it, by all means GO!

By the way, be aware that at least 2 weeks reservation is advised for dinner. We made our reservation 2 weeks in advance but yet we did not manage to get a table for dinner, so we had lunch instead.

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Thank Wailean
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were lucky enough to be visiting Hong Kong on the day that the Guardian put out a top foodie spot list for HK. The Chairman made the list and is definitely worth it. It's tucked down a small side street off Aberdeen Road - we weren't even sure we were in the right location - between flats and small shops. Fantastic food and service. I could have eaten here every night!

Thank mrwatson
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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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Thank RodG_10
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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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