Café on the PARK Strikes Gold at 2016 Best of the Best Culinary Awards – Egg Category

(Hong Kong, 23 August 2016) They say the simplest kitchen recipes often pose the toughest challenges,but Chef Tung Wai Ho really cracked it with his Duo of Eggs creation, garnering Gold for The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers’ entry to the Egg category ofthe “2016 Best of the Best Culinary Awards”, the city’s largest cook-off, organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. 

Despite stiff competition, the veteran chef impressed the panel of judges comprised of renowned restaurant critics and catering professionals, and prevailed in what is considered one of the complicated categories in the annual culinary event. “The special difficulty in preparing egg-based dishes is to allow the egg to be the dominant note, but without overpowering or drowning out the other flavours in the dish,” says Chef Tung. “Hence, everything, from the choice of egg to the complementary nature of the other ingredients, makes a difference to the final result.”  

For his winning effort – an entirely original creation – Chef Tung used fresh Japanese eggs toput togetherwhat is essentially a combo dish. Diners are advised to start Duo of Eggs from theScrambled Egg with Canadian Sea Urchin on Steamed Egg, presented in their shells.Chef Tung adapted the rigorous methods of fine Japanese cooking to create a delicate bed of steamed egg, infused with a broth of dried bonito flakes for a hint ofsweetness. Topping off the steamed egg is a wonderfully fluffy, golden yellow scrambled eggmixed with Canadian sea urchin, which brings a dash of savoury to the recipewhile accentuating the silkiness of theegg underneath.

Arrayed on the other side of the platter is the Scrambled Egg White with Scallop and Salmon Roe in Fried Whitebait Nest. The distinct textures of the scrambled egg white, the sweet and succulent scallop, the briny salmon roe and the crunchydeep-fried whitebait all combine to deliver a unique mouthfeel. In the era where “camera eats first”, Duo of Eggsdisplays a masterful use of colours from its ingredients: the golden yellow egg yolk and the tangy orange of the salmon roe combine with the cream-coloured egg shells to create an unforgettable dish.

Chef Tung has more than 20 years’ experience working in renowned establishmentsacross Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Innately curious and inventive, he continues to seek out small and special ways of marrying high-quality ingredients with a sense of novelty, to give his dishes a discernible edge.In fact, another of his signature creations,Flying Dragon,won Silver in the Seafood category of the Best of the Best Culinary Awards in 2014.

Duo of Eggscan now be sampled at Café on the PARK for only HK$238(serves 4) during lunch and dinner periods, with 20% off until 31 December 2016. Two days’prior reservation is required.

The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers also offers an exceptional banquet menu featuring its award-winning dishes, Duo of Eggs, Flying Dragon, and Stuffed Boneless Chicken with Minced Prawn Puree (Gold,2012 Best of the Best Culinary Awards), alongside other finecreations. This menu is priced at HK$5,880 for 10-12 persons.

Café on the PARK

Address: 2/F, Hotel Wing, The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road , Tsim Sha Tsui
Reservations and Enquiries: 2738 2322
Website: www.royalpacific.com.hk

Catering Department

Reservations and Enquiries: 2738 2236 
Email:catering@royalpacific.com.hk

About The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers

Located in the shopping belt of Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and by Victoria Harbour, The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers is the only hotel in Hong Kong directly connected to the China Ferry Terminal. The Hotel’s 673 rooms and suites command stunning views of Victoria Harbour, Kowloon Park and the city. Guests can enjoy a smorgasbord of dining options, including Café on the PARK which serves all-day buffets with global flavours, the award-winning Satay Inn which provides authentic Singaporean cuisine, the chic Pierside Bar & Restaurant known for its contemporary Australian fare, and PARK Deli which offers a tempting array of freshly-baked pastries. Guests can also enjoy a full range of facilities, including a gymnasium, Business Centre, eight meeting rooms and complimentary internet services.

For more information, please visit us at: www.royalpacific.com.hk

About Sino Hotels

Established in 1994, Sino Hotels is the hospitality and management arm of Sino Group, and a trusted brand of the hospitality industry. Our growing portfolio encompasses over 4,000 guestrooms and suites in 10 hotels across Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, namely The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers, City Garden Hotel, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Island Pacific Hotel, The Pottinger Hong Kong, The Olympian Hong Kong, Conrad Hong Kong, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore and The Westin Sydney. We also own and operate the prestigious Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club.

Each property on our portfolio offers a unique experience while shares the mission of providing the best possible services and facilities to create a home away from home.

For more information, please visit us at:  www.sino-hotels.com

Media Contact

Florence Yeung
Tel: (852) 2738 2218
Email: florenceyeung@royalpacific.com.hk

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