Nostalgic tea house Peony Garden opens in West Kowloon
Nostalgic tea house Peony Garden has opened at Hong Kong’s new Chinese cultural hub, reviving all-time favourite comfort foods in tribute to the city’s culinary heritage.
Quintessential comfort food classics – from tea house favourites to hawker street-food snacks – are on the menu at the new 3000sqft “open-garden” dining destination in Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District. The venue has a view overlooking Victoria Harbour and indoor seating for 100 and 40 outdoors.
“Peony Garden revives our favourite comfort food specialties in a unique tea-house paying tribute to Hong Kong’s culinary culture,” said Eric Ting, founder and CEO of Bird Kingdom Group, which pioneered Lai Chi Kok dining destination D2 Place.
“Food is an integral part of Hong Kong culture, and the theme perfectly complements Xiqu Centre – extending the visitor’s cultural experience beyond arts and opera to dining.”
Helming the traditional cuisine are seasoned Chef Chan Wai-Teng, executive chef of Bird Kingdom Group’s flagship fine Cantonese dining room Man Hing at Greater China Club; and Chaozhou Masterchef Chen Ze-Jia.
Paying tribute to Chinese opera culture, Peony Garden is named after The Peony Pavilion, a masterpiece of Chinese literature and kunqu by famous playwright Tang Xian-zu, the “Shakespeare of the East”.