No.35

Jade Dragon

Macau, China

On the pass:

Tam Kwok Fung

Pastry chef:

Style of food:

Cantonese fine dining

Standout dish:

Steamed sliced garoupa with egg white custard and aged Huadiao wine

Contact:

Level 2, The Shops at The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau

+853 8868 2822
http://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/dining/detail/jade-dragon

A palace of Cantonese cuisine in the City of Dreams

In a nutshell: A playground of boutique shops, nightclubs, theatres and casinos, the vast City of Dreams resort in Macao is also home to more than 20 restaurants. The pick of them is this grand Cantonese fine-dining destination that has long wowed critics with its luxurious take on Cantonese cuisine.

What to order: Don't leave without trying the Iberico pork barbecued over lychee wood – pluma and collar cuts are both available. Other highlights include hot and sour Kagani crabmeat soup and deep-fried Fine de Claire oysters, while the dim sum menu has proved wildly popular.

What's the space like? As lavish as you would expect in the City of Dreams. The palatial restaurant is split into five different areas, each with its own opulent design and colour scheme. Expect plenty of gold, jade, embroidery, thick carpets and beautiful Chinese drawings and ceramics.

Other ventures: Kwok Fung has worked across Asia, cooking for the royal families of Thailand, Japan and Nepal, plus politicians and presidents.

Did you know? The restaurant has 11 private dining rooms and some are connected directly to the car park by private lifts so famous guests can enter in complete secrecy.

Bonus point: Thanks to an exclusive collaboration with the Macau University of Science and Technology, there is a special range of seasonal Chinese herbal soups designed to keep you as healthy as you are satisfied.

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