Restaurant Review: T Modern Chinese Tea Cuisine

By Betty Richardson, February 4, 2015

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While it might look slightly out of place in a sleek, modern luxury mall like Hong Kong Plaza, a lot of thought has gone into T Modern Chinese Tea Cuisine. The exterior features a stream of water flanked by real plants and a 100-year-old mountain tree. Inside, the antique accents, specially commissioned hardwood chairs and classical Chinese architectural features almost made us forget we were in the middle of a mall.

Making Chinese tea a focus of the experience, T Modern has an extensive menu of infusions to choose from and a ceremony table for those wanting the full experience. At first glance, menus appear to be traditionally Chinese, but when dishes appeared on the table en masse the result was decidedly more fusion-y.

That’s not to say it wasn’t good – highlights included an excellently tender black pepper beef with chunks of chewy rice cake and potato (RMB108),

crisp-skinned spatchcock chicken with tart plum dipping sauce (RMB68)

and salty Yunnan ham with crunchy green asparagus heads and wood ear mushrooms (RMB38).

All in all, T Modern is a quality addition that is accessible for both local and expat diners alike. With affordable prices – especially given the location and expensively decorated space – we left feeling as if we’d gotten a very good deal with our lunch there.

In addition to the central dining room, this spot also has several serenely traditional private rooms, suitable for larger groups and functions.

Price: RMB100-200 per person

Who’s going: locals

Good for: Halal meat, lunch, out of town guests

> See a listing for T Modern Chinese Tea Cuisine

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