The Luk Yu Tea House is an elegant, beautiful Chinese tea house, first opened in 1933. Apart from seeing their historic mahogany wood furniture and Chinese paintings, for me the highlight of this tea house is seeing how western culture influenced Hong Kong at that time - you can see stained glass on the wall, western restaurant booths and the arched door which blend in so beautifully with the rest of the decor! Therefore, you can see that at this period of time in Hong Kong, Chinese and western culture were starting to mix within Chinese society.
And here in the Luk Yu Tea House, you’re still able to taste some traditional Chinese recipes which are believed to be “lost” in other people’s eyes and require so much effort to make because of their complexity.
G/F-3/F, 24 Stanley Street, Central
(3-min walk from Exit D2, Central MTR Station)
SIGNATURE DISHES :
Pork Lung Soup, Stuffed Pork liver Sui Mai, Egg York with Sesame Paste Bun, Crisp Chicken Stuffed with Glutinous Rice, Shrimp Toast, Grilled Yunnan Ham and Sliced Pigeon.