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Hutong Restaurant Review: This stylish eatery located in the Central district is inspired by the style of cooking from the Peking and Shandong provinces. Delivered with a creative modern flair, Hutong means "narrow lanes" in Mandarin Chinese, but this venue actually confers awesome 28th-floor panoramas of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong cityscape. Nineteenth-century hand-carved wooden rooftops, tables, chairs and decorative antiquities sourced from mainland markets make for a dramatic re-imagination of the traditional Beijing courtyard. Toast the setting with a "Hutong Bellini" or sips from the international wine list. Many flavors hint at the Silk Road era and represent a sort of hybrid cooking with a dash of dynastic history. Appetizers worth ordering include the crispy soft shell crab with Sichuan dried pepper, bamboo clams steeped in Chinese rose wine and chili sauce, pomelo tossed scallops, and the perhaps off-putting but tasty shredded pig’s throat salad with leeks and coriander. Lamb ribs are de-boned and then deep-fried, their primal meatiness tamed by a chili-soy dip. Vegetarians need not stay home thanks to the chilled dry tofu with preserved greens, kicked up several notches by fiery chilies, and stir-fried green bamboo shoots. As this restaurant is especially popular with out-of-town diners, they wisely package their addictive chili oil to go, a great gift for friends as well as oneself.