One would think with all the abundant Chinese food in Hong Kong that we would no longer crave Americanized Chinese food such as General Tso’s Chicken, Chicken with Broccoli, Egg Drop Soup, and Hot and Sour Soup. The reality is that hubby and I miss them lots. This post is for all the American Expats that crave General Tso’s Chicken in Hong Kong.
Enter Shanghai Jade:
The only negative about their General Tso’s Chicken is that it is too spicy. Remember to tell the waitstaff upon ordering to tone down the spice. Otherwise it is pretty tasty. It is also MSG free and the chicken used is of much higher quality than your usual Chinese Takeout in the US.
Shanghai Jade’s decoration is whimsical if not practical: I especially hated the tiny cups of tea, though the plates were cute.
The best thing about dining at Shanghai Jade is the outdoor terrace that we discovered after our meal. In crazy crowded Hong Kong, it was a pleasant place to unwind. It offered a view of the harbor as well as the exterior of the IFC mall.
Overall: The General Tso’s Chicken is the best I have found in Hong Kong after an extensive search. Their Shanghainese Rice Cakes is also very tasty. Give the dim sum a miss as it was mediocre. Average cost per person is $200HKD ($26USD) and up.
Shanghai Jade is located at Shop 402, 4/F, Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Road, Central. 2180 7288. Reservations recommended.