Hutong’s Tempting ‘Fruit of Fortune’ for Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year Hutong, famous for its Northern Chinese cuisine, brings to life the tradition of the wishing tree with the auspicious Fruit of Fortune dessert – three delightful mandarin-like desserts filled with delicious citrus-scented mousse.

Hutong’s life-like mandarin delights are beautifully presented with a miniature wishing tree. When the crispy sugar coating is cracked open, a light and refreshing orange mousse is revealed. The sweet treat is suitably coined the Fruit of Fortune, after the Chinese word for mandarin “kam” which is likened to the word “gold”.

Following dessert, guests are invited to hang their own wishes on the branches of Hutong’s wishing tree located in the restaurant; laden with mandarins, vibrant red cards and firecrackers. According to tradition at Chinese New Year, wishes are written on red lai-see, tied to mandarins and thrown up onto the ancient wishing tree located in Lam Tsuen in the New Territories. The higher the wish lands on the tree, the more likely it is to come true.
The Fruit of Fortune dessert is available at HK$138 from 21st January to 19th February and also features in the Chinese New Year Dinner with 10 dishes of Hutong’s famous Northern Chinese cuisine for HK$1,228 per person.

Additional highlights at Hutong this Lunar New Year include:
Best Seat in Town for the Chinese New Year Fireworks – 6 February
Guests can enjoy the award-winning restaurant’s 11-dish menu with the best views of the amazing fireworks over the Hong Kong harbour, priced at HK$1,688 per person.

Chinese New Year celebrations extend to other parts of Aqua Restaurant Group:
Suckling Pig at The Chinese Library
Applewood smoked suckling pig with 8 treasures is carved from baby Iberico pig, carefully prepared by The Chinese Library’s chefs over a period of twenty-four hours. The stuffing features delicacies cherished during the lunar season including chestnuts, lily bulbs and lotus root - to bring wealth, health and prosperity for the coming year. The suckling pig is expertly hand-carved table side as the highlight of an 8-dish Chinese New Year menu priced at HK$888 per person from 25th January – 22nd February.
Gold Coins Dish at Dim Sum Library
Baked golden oysters with salted egg yolk and preserved sausage (盤滿缽滿) is a prosperous dish which resembles an abundant pot of gold coin ingots, once used in ancient China as currency and a traditional gift at Chinese New Year. Available for a very reasonable HK$338, this is one of eight new creations available for the Lunar New Year.
28F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hong Kong
T 3428 8342 |

The Chinese Library
Police Headquarters Block 01,
Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road,
Central, Hong Kong
T 2848 3000 |

Dim Sum Library
124/Level 1, Pacific Place,
Admiralty, Hong Kong
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