Much like the structure it’s housed in, Mook Lok pays tribute to both tradition and innovation by serving timeless Chinese dishes in a sleek and modern environment modelled after a Chinese garden. With several industry veterans at the helm, the restaurant offers solid renditions of classic crowd-pleasers, from Cantonese roast meats and sweet and sour pork to baked prawns with peppercorns, as well as its signature Peking duck.
Xiqu Centre was finally opened last year as a premier performing arts venue dedicated to promoting and celebrating the art form and rich heritage of xiqu, or Chinese opera. Located inside the West Kowloon Cultural District, the stunning architectural gem – notice how the main entrance is shaped to resemble parted stage curtains – houses a Grand Theatre, eight professional studios, a seminar hall, and the Tea House Theatre. But that’s not all, the new landmark is home to a growing number of excellent restaurants that celebrate good food and the local dining culture. From traditional Chinese cuisine and tea tastings like Moon Lok Restaurant and LockCha Tea Shop, to charming snacks like puddings and bubble tea from Don’t Yell At Me, there’s a lot to look forward to at Xiqu Centre.
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