My Graduation Dinner at Hakkasan

Let the night begin!!

A step into the mystic blue ambiance engulfing your body and taking your soul into another world. A world of peace and tranquility yet anticipation for something incredible. A world that only exists in Hakkasan -a modern, classy Asian fusion restaurant named in a michelin guide for its delicacy in food, perfection in service, and beauty/elegance in ambiance.

Hakkasan is a perfect choice for romantic dates, cozy family dinners, memorable friends outing, and more! Our Uncle D decided to take me and my sister out to an unforgettable and fun-filled night at Hakkasan for Fiona’s graduation dinner. It sure left a strong impression and lingering feelings from that night because not only were the servers funny, friendly and attentive, the food and environment were on point.
Hakka steamed dim sum platter (scallop shumai, har gau, prawn and chinese chive dumpling,chicken and corn dumpling) ($26.00)
Mmmh chicken and corn dumpling!!!

Hakka fried dim sum platter (roasted duck and pumpkin puff, crispy prawn dumpling, XO seafood puff) ($21.00)

Starting with their besting-selling steamed dim sum platter and fried dim sum was the right way to do it! (Be sure to have a glass of cocktail or wine on hand!) The delicate pieces of colorful and tasty dim sum got our mouth watering, and the flavors were light yet flavorful awakening our palettes! The steamed dim sum was soft and warm throughout the entire piece while the fried one was crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside creating a distinct texture in every bite. One of the crispy doughs was sweet and fragrant with a hint of savoriness. Sometimes it’s easy for the fried dim sum to be rather oily and greasy diminishing your appetite, but it was deep fried in very hot oil until the pieces were only crispy and dry from extra oil.
Peaking Duck ($88.00)

Before we go into our favorite dish, the peking duck, let us mention how carefully designed this place was! We noticed that there was a speaker above almost every table, and each speaker was able to block off and cover up the sound of other tables around you yet allow you to chat happily at your table! Don't be afraid to spill your secrets to your friends or date because chances are that no one else will be able to hear you!




Peking duck (with mandarin pancakes, spring onion, cucumber and hoi sin sauce)
Deliciousness!

As we mentioned, our favorite dish was the Peking Duck! The duck was carefully roasted with precision in which the skin was crispy and the meat was juicy and flavorful. In many occasions, the duck is usually sandwiched in a piece of thick, fluffy pocket bun, but surprisingly, it was paired with a slice of thin, soft mandarin pancakes creating the perfect balance among the ingredients without overshadowing the delicious, succulent piece of duck. This dish was HEAVENLY!

Roasted silver cod (champagne and chinese honey sauce) ($39.00)
Braised seafood tofu clay pot ($21.00)

Going along with the seafood theme besides the cod, we also picked braised seafood tofu claypot. My memory of the seafood and tofu mingling in my mouth was still very vivid. The bouncy, jumbo shrimp and the smooth, tender tofu mixed harmoniously sharing their distinct textures.
Stir-fry lotus root, asparagus and black pepper v ($17.00)
Stir-fry udon noodle with duck in XO sauce ($16.00)

The asparagus and udon noodles were well-seasoned, so the tastes were not bit disappointing. However, being Asians, we were able to taste that the dishes were lacking “wok air,” so we hypothesized that the dishes were not cooked with a wok. We asked our waiter for confirmation, but to our surprise, they used a wok! What was lacking was the “fire air.” Without a strong, flaming fire, the dishes lacked certain flavors giving them a one dimensional character.
Nashi Nightfall, Lychee Martini, Strawberry and Basil Martini      
   
            Thanks for a memorable night!!


          Hakkasan, you never cease to put a smile on our faces! :)

 Hit the spot: 9/10

4 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I think I only had Peking Duck with that kind of bread when I was at a restaurant in HK at the outlets near the airport.

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    1. Yeah, it was scrumptious and memorable!! That's awesome! Did you enjoy that kind of bread or do you prefer the steamed pocket buns?

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