Kelvin Au Yeung Man-Yin
Cantonese fine dining
Fish maw in rabbitfish soup with Alaskan crab meat roll
Level 2, The Shops at The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macao
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.
About the chef: With an encyclopaedic knowledge of Cantonese cuisine and mastery of Chinese cooking techniques, Executive Chef Kelvin Au Yeung was the top choice to take over Tam Kwok Fung, who left Jade Dragon for Wing Lei Palace in 2018. Au Yeung is a Hong Kong native with 20 years of experience in top Chinese kitchens, and has risen through the ranks at Jade Dragon since 2012.
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.
About the space: 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.
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. All waitresses at Jade Dragon wear jade earrings and accessories, and a signature Jade Dragon dining set is available for purchase.