Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Social Place 唐宮小聚 - Dinner

This new restaurant, Social Place 唐宮小聚 is one of the Tang Palace (China) Holding Limited. They offer continental Cantonese dim sum in a healthy and modern way, claiming to use rice bran oil and without MSG. When reaching the 2/F of The L. Place, you will find a spacious Tiffany-blue themed area with two open kitchens having some bamboo steamers. It is very comforting and services are so nice.
Since it is October, they are offering some seasonal selection based on crab roe. I especially love the crispy rice base with the flavourful crab roe. The vinegar sesame paste is very nutty but the noodle is way too clumsy and dry. However, their signature dishes such as the steamed truffle buns, which are dusted with cocoa powder to resemble real mushrooms, are filled with aromatic truffled mushroom filling; whilst the hilariously-named pork belly slider has hint of peanut paste, pickled veggies and a spongy sweet bun.
At the end, we ordered a dessert platter that comes with two choices of pudding and two pastries. The colour of red bean pudding with layer of coconut milk is a bit artificial whereas the mango version has considerable diced mangoes. I personally prefer the mochi dumpling over the deep fried sesame ball which is tough and doughy, but surprisingly it is not filled with ordinary red bean paste but pineapple paste!  

Fungus & mushroom decoration

Social place menu

Open kitchen area

Century eggs in Sichuan sauce 川汁皮蛋

Pork knuckles in ginger garlic marinade 沙薑豬手

Romaine lettuce in sesame dressing 麻醬羅馬

Crispy rice with crab roe paste 蟹粉窩粑

Crispy rice with crab roe paste 蟹粉窩粑

Vinegar sesame paste noodle 呷醋拌麵

Truffle shiitake buns 松露香菇

Pork belly slider 猛虎咬豬

Sesame ping pong 乒乓麻球

Peanut sesame dumpling 糖不甩丸

Peanut sesame dumpling 糖不甩丸

Mango zero yogurt 芒果奶凍

Coconut red bean cup 椰汁紅豆

Social Place 唐宮小聚
Address: 2/F, The L.Place, No.139 Queen's Road Central Central District, Hong Kong
Telephone: 3568 9666
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-15:00; 18:00-22:00

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