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Sichuan Cuisine Da Ping Huo

  • 7.8 Taste
  • 8.4 Decor
  • 8.4 Service
  • 8.2 Overall
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Address Shop F & H, G/F, Garley Building, 53A Graham Street, Central 中環嘉咸街53A號嘉利大廈地下F及H號舖
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Opening hours Mon-Sat 11:30 - 23:00
Average Price HK$400 P.P
Cuisines Chinese , Chinese - Sichuan
Landmarks Queen's Road Central
Restaurant Features Casual Dining , Group gathering , Friends , Take-out Available
Description
In the late eighties of last century, painter Wang Hai came to Hong Kong from Chegndu with his wife, singer Wong SiuKing. The couple fit in the local cultural scene shortly and home cooking parties were on every weekend at Huang Yongyu’s home. The friends attended to the party with the signature dishes of their own. The dishes literally showcased the beauty of origin of the respective participants.

The home cooking style Sichuan dishes including braised beef brisket and ma po tofu from Mrs. Wang were very well received and were surprised at how delicious Sichuan food were. After dinner, Mrs. Wang would sing Chinese folk songs for entertainment.

The weekly dinner gatherings then became twice a week… later on the couple were encouraged by the friends and opened Hong Kong’s first ever private kitchen “Da Ping Huo” – to be exact, an “artist restaurant” – both the design and the food served came from the artist couple. It soon became a big hit and were highly acclaimed by the celebrities and political leaders in town. People all around the world made trips to savour the exquisite Sichuan flavours. After a couple of changes in location, eventually the private kitchen rested on the current address in Soho District.

To continue the perfectionism Mrs. Wang kept pursuing, Da Ping Huo insists cooking with fresh and quality ingredients to render the essence of signature dishes including braised beef brisket, mouthwatering chicken, mapo tofu and pork dumplings.

Da Ping Huo perfectly integrates art and delicacies. Serving the Chinese food in western approach makes the guests all over the world feel very much comfortable with the artistic ambience and enjoy the experience on the palate. This is the reason why photos and features appear in numerous world renowned media including “Time”, “Fortune Magazine”, “Far Eastern Economic Review”, BBC, “National Geographic” from time to time.

In Sichuan dialect, “dapinghuo” is about sharing. It means getting together and enjoying food around a table. Every bite is full of flavours, happiness, above all, love.
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    2020-11-23 Monday
    • Taste: 8
    • Decor: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Overall: 8

    Great dining experience, will try again!

  • Member
    DC653251 VERIFIED REVIEW
    2020-11-21 Saturday
    • Taste: 10
    • Decor: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Overall: 10

    Elevated sichuan dining experience, the flavours were perfectly balanced and the staff was very attentive; traditional style decoration and music created a very enjoyable ambient for our visit, would happily visit again and recommend !

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    DC870090 VERIFIED REVIEW
    2019-08-29 Thursday
    • Taste: 6
    • Decor: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Overall: 6

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    DC909954 VERIFIED REVIEW
    2019-08-27 Tuesday
    • Taste: 5
    • Decor: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Overall: 6

    This restaurant is a shadow of its former self in terms of food. Most of the dishes lack depth of flavour and the use of chillies were more as garnish rather than to enhance flavour.

  • Member
    2019-07-18 Thursday
    • Taste: 10
    • Decor: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Overall: 10

    When I entered the store, I heard the nostalgic songs of the 50s and 60s in the store, accompanied by the classic Chinese table and chairs and decoration in the store. The culture and art atmosphere is very strong. We have ordered a noon package for two people ($498), 2 left front dishes, soup, 3 side dishes and rice , absolutely enough food! Picking up the cucumbers, picking up the cucumbers, the cucumbers are cold and delicious, crisp and delicious, and the garlic is delicious!

 

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