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Hua Yuan features award-winning guest chef from Hilton Kuala Lumpur

June 07, 2019 – alike Editorial Team

Hilton Manila recently welcomed Chef Lam Hock Hin from Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as its guest chef at its Chinese restaurant, Hua Yuan. A famed and award-winning Master Chef, Chef Lam brings a wealth of culinary experiences refined in the woks of Hilton Hotels for over 15 years (Seremban, Beijing, and Kuala Lumpur) to Manila for an exclusive collaboration with resident Chinese sous Chef, Kevin Xu.  The event is one of Hilton Manila’s major activities to celebrate Hilton’s 100th year.

The Malaysian-born Chef Lam is at the helm of Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s highly-acclaimed restaurant, “Chynna,” which has reaped multiple awards in the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival.  He is a well-known personality in the Asian fine dining scene with a high profile clientele ranging from royalty to top businessmen and has a loyal following from the hotel’s regular guests. Internationally recognized for his expertise in authentic Chinese cuisine inspired from the finest local ingredients, Chef Lam’s signature creations represent old traditional Cantonese cuisine prepared using modern cooking techniques for added flair and depth of flavors. 

Four Hands Culinary Series: Flavors of China

Featuring a special indulgent 8-course menu that combines authentic Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes, each chef will be showcasing their signature dishes.  The menu highlights Chef Lam’s well-loved dishes in Hilton Kuala Lumpur, namely:  appetizer Mix Salad with Kaori Bako, Golden Scallops and Anchovies, Double-boiled Black and White Garlic Soup with Sea Cucumber and Spare Ribs. In addition, for the main course, Butter Milk Prawn with Egg Flakes and Scented Curry Leaves and Smoky Grilled Slice Pork with Leeks have been included in the menu.

To complement Chef Lam’s dishes, Chef Kevin Xu features Hua Yuan’s Shanghainese favorites in the main course - Hua Yuan’s Fragrant Tea-Smoked Duck and Deep Fried Grouper Sweet and Sour Style with Pine Nuts complemented with Fried Rice with X.O. Sauce. To end dinner on a sweet note, there is Coconut Cream Jelly with Taro Balls and Peach Gum.

The 8-course Exquisite Collaborative Dinner Menu is set PhP 2,888 nett per person (minimum of 6 diners) and will be available only from May 29 to June 8.