With decor inspired by traditional Chinese elements, including a whoppin’ five-metre-long handcrafted golden dragon, the newly launched Dragon Noodles Academy (DNA) certainly isn’t skimping on the details.
You won’t see this anywhere else in town. Stored in large, golden wulu – generally seen in traditional herbal tea shops – you’ll have your pick between Gweilo Beer’s pale ale ($59) or a slightly maltier, nuttier amber ale from Moonzen Brewery ($69). Happy hour runs until 8pm, so pop on over after work if you’re in the mood for a tipple (and to check out the wulu yourself)!
We kicked off our flavour-rich culinary journey with the marinated chicken in homemade ginger sauce ($59), which was refreshingly light with a smooth bite. Your wallet might feel a slight pinch with the gorgeous lobster puffs (priced at $69 a pop), but your taste buds will thank you for it. Liberally filled with lobster meat, coriander and winter chestnut, the thin-crust pastries are a dream to devour. To add a bit of green, go for the baby cabbage florets ($99), floating in a delicious salted broth. Round out your meal with the lobster-tail soup noodles ($149), made fresh from scratch and served in a masterful broth of slow-cooked fresh crustaceans and brandy.
Tradition meets innovation in this colossal space, hidden in plain sight. There’s just something special about watching the chefs hand-pull noodles and being served craft beer from a wulu!
Man Yee Arcade Shop G04, Man Yee Building, Central, +852 2561 6688, fb.com/dnahkg