I truly love the food at Hutong, and my 5th visit was to have a little celebration as my blog turned 3, as well as to indulge in the incredible food, especially with the Sichuan spices that Amit and I have gotten a little addicted to since we visited Hong Kong last year. It also happens to be in my favourite building in London – The Shard.
Although the weather wasn’t the best on the day, we still loved our views – a little bit of drizzle didn’t dampen my spirits, and thanks to the lovely team at Hutong, we had a fabulous table by the window. They kindly gave us glasses of Champagne to toast our lunch and I am always so grateful to their generosity.
For our starters, we tried the Chilled thinly cut pork belly with cucumber slices marinated in a really addictive chilli and garlic sauce.
It was so delicious – it was the first time I had pork belly as a cold starter and it tasted so good, especially with the sauce. Amit was equally impressed with it.
We decided to order the colourful Dim Sum Platter to share which had two of each of Rosé Champagne shrimp, Seasonal mushroom and cabbage, XO Sauce Crystal Prawn and Cod and Seaweed with Tobiko.
This is what you call the Dim Sum of dreams, and we devoured each one with glee. My favourite was the Rosé Champagne shrimp, but they were all equally flavoursome and sublime.
Mains was all about the Ma La sensation that comes with Sichuan chilli and we ordered the Fried Chicken Fillet that comes with Sichuan Dried Chilli. We ate this with spicy fried rice, which was so perfectly cooked and such a generous portion.
The chicken was just superb – the fillet had so much flavour on its own, let alone with the Sichuan dried chilli, and we enjoyed it so much that I think we would definitely order it again on our next visit.
For dessert the lovely team brought out this little surprise – a decadent Chocolate Tart which was the perfect sweet ending to an amazing meal once again at Hutong.
A big thank you to the team for spoiling us as always!