Special menus pay homage to nostalgic Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine through the talents of four seasoned chefs in a unique culinary premiere.
From May 18-25, 2022, Min Jiang at the Goodwood Park Hotel is the venue for an exclusive culinary collaboration of four veteran Chinese chefs – Chan Kwok, Chin Hon Yin, Chung Ho Shi and Chan Hwan Kee of Min Jiang – who each have a amazing talent 20 to 40 years of experience in the art of Chinese cuisine.
The magic number here is “8” for this very first “8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A Rediscovery of Cantonese Classics”, presented through three menus for four, six and ten guests.
This unique collaboration spotlights rarely seen traditional Hong Kong-style Cantonese dishes that date back at least three decades, curated by foodie ambassador Moses Lim, the famous Singaporean connoisseur and a leading expert in Chinese cuisine. “Hong Kong-style Cantonese dishes have enjoyed a rich history in Singapore and represent the grandeur of yesteryear, where each dish is a carefully crafted masterpiece with nuanced flavors that ‘dance’ in the mouth. To appreciate Chinese cuisine today, you have to pay homage to these dishes of the past, to the chefs who created them and to their culinary mastery,” explains Lim.
Not only does the specially curated nostalgic menu present the rebirth of 19 once-familiar dishes enhanced with modern finesse, each elaborate creation is the result of years of experience. Diners will be treated to rarely seen masterpieces such as Steamed Rice Vermicelli with Tiger Prawns and Ikura on Egg White (Moses Lim); Crispy Milk Cream, Pan-Fried Australian Scallops Stuffed with Sliced Shrimps (chef Chan Kwok); Classic Pan-Fried Shrimps on Toast, Pan-Fried Japanese Peppers Stuffed with Dace and Chopped Jinhua Ham (Chef Chung Ho Shi); Twice-boiled bird’s nest in minced chicken broth with Yunnan ham, diced chicken and crab meat (chef Chin Hon Yin) and baked peony flower red bean pastry (chef Chan Hwan Kee and his team).
Each of the esteemed chefs has had an illustrious career. Chef Chan Kwok ran the Hua Ting Restaurant at Singapore’s Orchard Hotel from 1997 to 2013, and was more recently Head Chef at Grand Orient, The Melbourne Hotel in Perth from 2017 to 2019.
Hong Kong local chef Chin Hon Yin managed Li Bai at Sheraton Towers from 1985 to 1993. He was executive chef at Crystal Jade Palace from 1996 to 2003 and most recently executive chef at Imbi Palace Restaurant, Malaysia , until 2021.
Chef Chung Ho Shi is originally from Hong Kong and served as Chinese Executive Chef at Raffles Hotel and Chinese Executive Chef at Golden Peony at Conrad Centennial Singapore. His latest position was Executive Chef at Weil Hotel, Ipoh, overseeing its Chinese restaurant.
Finally, Chef Chan Hwan Kee joined the Goodwood Park Hotel in 2011 and holds the title of Master Chef, with more than two decades of experience in Malaysia and in the best local Chinese restaurants, including Hai Tien Lo, Chef Chan’s Restaurant and Majestic Restaurant.
Shares Chef Chan de Min Jiang: “The opportunity to collaborate with such incredible talents and stalwarts in the industry is a rewarding and rewarding experience, and one that I will definitely cherish. We invite diners to join us for a memorable appreciation and rediscovery of the soul of Cantonese cuisine, immersed in a delicious symphony of flavors and textures.