Old School Chinese @Lin Heung Kui

goose softshelcrab efunoodle sweetsour

Address: Western Centre, 46-50 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan

Website: www.linheung.com.hk

Sister restaurant of the traditional and historic Lin Heung Lau in central, it has just as much charm and Cantonese flare. It is both a popular family destination and tourist attraction. Simply decorated like the casual Cantonese style “cha chan teng”, its menu is defintely not all that simple.

Featuring traditional Cantonese cooking and family favourites such as roast pork, goose and soy sauce chicken, Lin Heung Kui also offers popular snacking dishes like stir fry beef and deep fried seafood. This eatery also has family style claypot rice and braised meats that is common in most Chinese households!

What We Ate:

lotuscake softshelcrab

Panfried Lotus Root and Pork pancakes

  • lotus pieces were  too big and not crunchy.
  • But the pancake was panfried well, crunchy outside and well seasoned.
  • This was however, not the best lotus pancake I’ve had. Mediocre.

 Deep fried salt and pepper Soft-shell Crab

  • Good crispy crunchy and got just the right kick from the pepper, fried chill and garlic.
  • Pairs well with a stiff drink or beer!
  • Great snacking dish.

squid sweetsour

Squid and Celery Stir fry

  • Good crunchy celery and tender squid that is not overcooked or chewy.
  • Well seasoned and fresh dish. Very appetizing

Sweet and Sour Fish

  • Fish was ok, a bit fishy.
  • Great sweet and sour sauce and crispy batter. Bell peppers were also crispy.
  • Sweet and sour pork may be a better option, but not bad as a non-meat alternative.





Chinese roast Goose (half)

  • Crispy skin, fresh, tender with just the right amount of Chinese 5 spice.
  • Although a bit fatty, this is one that ticks all the right boxes for a great roast goose!!






efunoodle chicken

Fried E-fu noodles.

  • Panfried egg noodles with mushrooms and spring onions.
  • A household favorite. Noodles were too wet, and need more of the ‘wok’ flavor.
  • Standard, to great but not bad either.

“Ju Ju” Chicken Clay pot.

  • Good mushroom and well seasoned chicken, though the chicken was cut Chinese style. The Chicken bones made it at times hard to eat
  • Pork or “ju ju” liver was tender and seasoned well. Didn’t have the ‘metal’ flavor either, which shows it has been well marinated and cooked.
  • Traditional dish that may not be for everyone but with try!


  • Good service. Prompt with food and collecting plates, as well as pouring of beverages. Great place for casual gatherings and introduction of Cantonese Cuisine to tourists! Very affordable and yummy too!

Author: foodiejem

Yum Critic that currently resides in Hong Kong. Frequent traveller and foodie that also enjoys sampling dishes from the far reaches of the world!

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