Executive chef Lau Chiu Shing and head chef Leung Sun Lung
Dry-aged Japanese abalone braised in Fook Lam Moon stock.
35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
+852 2866 0663
Since opening more than four decades ago, Fook Lam Moon has steadily built its reputation for quality Cantonese fare, culminating in its current status as one of Hong Kong’s most iconic and best-loved venues.
Translating as ‘good fortune arriving at your door’, the original Wan Chai restaurant has been in the Chui family for three generations and now has eight sibling sites across Hong Kong, mainland China and Japan. A recent family division means that the two HK sites – including the flagship – are now managed by fifth-oldest brother Chui Pui-kun, independently of the remaining restaurants.
The menu is stuffed with traditional delicacies, boasting no less than 12 versions of the (in)famous shark fin soup, bird’s nest, various abalone preparations, ‘eight treasures’ stuffed duck and a wide selection of dim sum. Favourites include steamed pork dumplings with crab roe, barbecued pork pies and fried shrimp and vegetable dumplings, while whole roast suckling pig and sautéed fresh lobster in Fook Lam Moon stock are alternative highlights.
Locally known as ‘the tycoons’ café’, this is not an experience that comes cheap – but few Hong Kong eateries can match Fook Lam Moon’s authentic Cantonese qualities.