Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DINING LIKE WORLD LEADERS...EVER WONDERED WHAT WORLD LEADERS EAT WHEN IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN HONG KONG? WONDER NO MORE AS GOVERNMENT HOUSE'S FORMER CHEF CHUNG KIN LEUNG HAS NOW OPENED HIS OWN RESTAURANT LAI BUN FU WHICH SERVES THE SAME DISHES CHEF CHUNG COOKED FOR THE LIKES OF MARGARET THATCHER, EX-PRESIDENT OF CHINA HU JINTAO, EX-PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER DMITRY MEDVEDEV AND MANY OTHER STATESMEN!

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Lai Bun Fu Launches
Dining Like a World Leader”
Saturday Brunch

 Hong Kong’s newest Chinese fine-dining restaurant Lai Bun Fu launches a new Saturday brunch showcasing its signature ‘Government House’ cuisine from 18 April 2015.

 GRAND INTERIOR OF LAI BUN FU
 TOP DROP FROM ITALY
 STIR FRIED FISH MAW WITH SHALLOTS
VEGETARIAN SHARK FIN WITH SCRAMBLED EGG
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The 4-course brunch menu replicates specialties served to world leaders by Chef Chung Kin Leung, former Head Chef at Government House, with a choice of three gourmet appetisers, main course, rice or noodles, and dessert, priced HK$368.

Free-flowing Prosecco, Italian Bellavista NV Cuvee Brut is included, priced HK$518, or French Delamotte Brut Champagne at HK$618, and unlimited juices and soft drinks at HK$398.

Among the three appetisers are Sesame Prawn Cutlets on Toast, Deep-fried Breaded Crab Claw, Sautéed Minced Pigeon with Lettuce Cup, Peking-style Roasted Chicken, Deep-fried Prawn Mousse Stuffed with Shunde Milk Chips, and Deep-fried or Steamed Egg White Dumpling with Fungus and Mushroom.

Main course options are from Stir-fried Vegetarian Shark Fin with Shredded Abalone and Scrambled Egg, Fresh Crabmeat Stir-fried with Egg White and Milk, Strawberry Short Pork Ribs, Deep-fried Crispy Angus Beef Brisket with Curry Sauce, Scrambled Egg with Prawns, Sautéed Spring Beans with Diced A4 Japanese Wagyu Beef, Stir-fried Fish Maw Shallot (for an extra HK$90), and a half portion of Sifu’s Crispy Chicken with 5 Flavour Condiments (for every 2 diners).

The rice-noodle specialties are Hong Kong–style Fried Rice and E-fu Noodles with Abalone Sauce.  Dessert is Chef Chung’s signature Glutinous Rice Balls in Hand-grinded Walnut or Almond Broth.

The free-flowing bubbly choices are Italian Bellavista NV Cuvee Brut, a delicious, creamy, predominantly Chardonnay sparkling wine; or fresh, creamy French Delamotte Brut Champagne.

As well as the prix fixe brunch, Chef Chung’s a-la-carte menu is also served, with signature dishes beloved by VIPs and foreign dignitaries including Bird’s Nest with Minced Chicken Soup, Baked Crab Meat, Bird’s Nest in Shell and Lai Bun Fu Hot Pot.

Lai Bun Fu seats 52 guests with private dining for up to 12 in an elegant 2,000 sq ft venue designed in British-colonial Hong Kong style with a modern touch by Hands Hospitality.  The VIP “Lai Bun Room” is framed in glass and brass, evoking an elegant English country house and garden. 

Lai Bun Fu opens Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and 18:30 to 23:00; Saturday, from 11:30 to 15:00 and 18:30 to 23:00.

Lai Bun Fu is located at 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong.  For reservations, please call (852) 2564-3868, or visit www.laibunfu.com for more information.

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About Chung Kin Leung, Executive Chef of Lai Bun Fu

Originally from Guangzhou, the home of “yue cai” (Cantonese cuisine), Chef Chung became interested in food at an early age which further blossomed when he arrived in Hong Kong at a formative age. 

In 2001, Chef Chung was appointed head chef at the residence of the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong.  This role was followed by a tenure at the Chief Secretary Residence, and most recently at the Government House (2005 - January 2014).  

During his tenure at the Hong Kong Government House, his major responsibilities were responsible for the overall running and operation of the Chinese kitchen as well as the most formidable of diners, including numerous dignitaries, international business leaders, and Heads of State.

Chef Chung’s unique ability to execute traditionally simple dishes with exquisite flavours into a fine dining experience has earned him numerous accolades and high praise.  

Lai Bun Fu also represents the city of Hong Kong, as Chef Chung previously prepared dishes for world leaders such as President of PRC Xi Jinping, Premier of PRC Li Keqiang, Prime Minister of Russian Dmitry Medvedev, and former President of PRC Hu Jintao, former President of the United States George Bush and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher.

About Lai Bun Fu

Grand opened on 18 March, fine-dining Chinese restaurant Lai Bun Fu is located in On Lan Street, Hong Kong’s newest dining hotspot in Central.  Seating 52 guests in the main dining room and another 12 in the private room, Lai Bun Fu presents exquisite dishes using the freshest ingredients sourced from around the world and prepared by an experienced culinary team led by Chef Chung Kin Keung, who worked up the ranks of top restaurants and has cooked for an impressive list of world leaders during his time at Government House.

The menu recreates Chef Chung’s signature plates as well as favourite dishes of VIPs from Government House, that are sure to tempt the taste buds of discerning gourmets who are keen for a taste of sophistication.  

The elegant dining experience is complemented with quality teas, wines and cocktails, while the décor transports guests back to the colonial days of yesteryear, with the sophisticated checkered marbled floors, forest green panelled walls and refined Chinese antiques, as old favourite Chinese songs are played in the background.

 CHEF CHUNG KIN LEUNG AT WORK
 DELAMOTTE BRUT CHAMPAGNE IS THE CHAMPAGNE OF CHOICE OF CHEF CHUNG
CRAB MEAT STIR FRIED WITH EGG WHITE AND MILK
APPETISERS

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