New Hong Kong chef brings authentic dishes and oodles of creativity to this longstanding favourite at Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square
FOR pundits of traditional Chinese cuisine, Lok Wah Hin Chinese restaurant of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square offers more than 300 time-honored selections from Shanghai, Canton and Szechuan in an atmosphere inspired by a traditional Chinese village.
Cross the Chinese arched bridge and cobblestone floor into the main dining room and your senses are immediately transported to an ancient Chinese courtyard – one that’s redolent with the aromas of Chinese cuisine. The harmony of space and light is enhanced by overhead red lanterns, bird cages, floor to ceiling windows, and lighting that comes from shrouded windows under the eaves of Chinese dwellings, where heavy timber and iron doors open into six private dining rooms.
Dishes are prepared by the restaurant’s new chef, Leung, a Hong Kong native who uses his skill to create traditional provincial Chinese dishes as well as a selection of contemporary highlights that reflect today’s tastes and changing trends.
With more than 30 years’ experience in Chinese restaurants and luxury hotels throughout Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Chef Leung brings with him an impressive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary Chinese dishes and signature highlights from both China and Hong Kong.
Chef Leung’s signature highlight at Lok Wah Hin is his rendition of the traditional Peking BBQ Duck, with its succulent meat accompanied by crispy marinated skin and traditional condiments.
Since opening 22 years ago Lok Wah Hin has received countless accolades from food critics and journalists, and for the last 11 years it has featured in Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant guide. If you’re an oriental gourmet seeking a rare culinary journey of traditional provincial Chinese cuisine, visit this restaurant and you’re sure to be delighted.
Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square Soi 6 % Tel: 02 209 8888 www.novotelbkk.com