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Hutong Restaurant Review: Hutong is one of the more stylish and exclusive Chinese restaurants in the city, located atop the Tsim Sha Tsui building, conferring 28th-floor panoramas of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong cityscape. The contemporary fare is influenced by the cooking styles of Peking and Shandong. In these areas of China, the traditional neighborhoods connected by alleyways are known as “hutongs,” which inspires the name and design. Thus, one can expect to be greeted by a pleasing aesthetic mix of circular archways, suspended red lanterns, quaint furnishings and antiquities. Toast the setting with a Hutong Bellini or enjoy a tipple from the international wine list or signature cocktail selection. The food hints at the Silk Road era and represents a sort of hybrid cuisine with a dash of dynastic history. Appetizers worth ordering include the signature chili-spiced bamboo clams steeped in Chinese rose wine, pomelo tossed scallops, and the perhaps off-putting but tasty shredded pig’s throat salad with leeks and coriander. For mains, try the deboned and deep-fried lamb ribs counterbalanced by chili-soy dip, or the crispy soft shell crab with dried chili. Vegetarians are welcome, too, with unique tofu and vegetable dishes aplenty. Desserts include taro cake with apple rolls and homemade ice cream. Window seats are recommended, as is advanced booking.