One of the most notable Michelin-starred restaurants, Ya Ge at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, welcomes its new chef, Cheung Kwok Pong, to lead the culinary team and set new heights for Taipei’s food scene. Drawing on nearly 25 years of experience creating delicious Cantonese classics at the award-winning Spring Moon of The Peninsula Hong Kong restaurant and other highly rated establishments, Chef Cheung is ready to craft an exquisite menu of Chinese cuisine. refined showcasing authentic and delicate Cantonese dishes. spoil Taipei diners with a one-of-a-kind epicurean experience.
About Chef Cheung Kwok Pong
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chef Cheung comes from a family in which both of his parents worked in the food and beverage industry. He started his career as an apprentice at the age of 17 and acquired the essential cooking skills he possesses by working in various Cantonese restaurants. He has worked at several highly rated establishments in Hong Kong, such as Lei Garden and Yan Toh Heen at the InterContinental Hong Kong, the latter having not only been listed once as a two Michelin star establishment, but also one of the better. Chinese restaurants in Asia.
Prior to his appointment to Ya Ge, Chef Cheung had worked at Spring Moon of The Peninsula Hong Kong since 2011. In 2016, Chef Cheung was promoted to Sous Chef, overseeing kitchen operations and overseeing menu design. In the same year, Spring Moon received its first Michelin star, which it retained for five consecutive years.
The culinary style of chef Cheung Kwok Pong
For Chef Cheung, a great dish is prepared with equal doses of classic techniques and contemporary interpretation. During his 10 years at Spring Moon, Chef Cheung has developed his own culinary style, offering authentic and classic flavors with an innovative approach to delicate veneer details. Drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of the ingredients and the subtleties of their flavors, Chef Cheung emphasizes not only the authenticity, freshness and flavors of each piece, but also the creative and beautiful presentation required for a fine Cantonese cuisine.
In order to provide a unique experience for Ya Ge diners, Chef Cheung has created a delicious menu comprising a range of authentic and delicate gourmet dishes such as the starred garoupa fillet steamed with chicken and duck jus, ribs of Glazed Pork with Aged Vinegar and Pear, Wok Fried Rice Noodles with Conpoy and Crab Meat, Ya Ge BBQ Pork and many more.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the hotel on +886 2 2715 6888, email [email protected] or visit www.mandarinoriental.com.