Hong Kong Restaurant Review: Dragon Wind at Disney Explorers Lodge

Dragon Wind is one of three food and beverage outlets at Disney Explorers Lodge, which is located near Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau Island. The restaurant serves an international buffet at breakfast and a Chinese a la carte menu at dinner.

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Journalists, food critics, and travel bloggers entering Dragon  Wind, a Chinese restaurant at the Explorers Lodge at Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Where to Eat at Hong Kong Disneyland

Rural and classical dishes from different parts of China are served at Dragon Wind, an informal Chinese restaurant at Disney Explorers Lodge, one of the three Disney hotels located at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Reflecting the five elements, dishes at the stylish eatery are prepared at on-stage cooking stations, featuring seasonal ingredients sourced from throughout Hong Kong and China and complemented by herbs and spices.

MICE Showcase Media Tour

I was part of a MICE Showcase Media Tour, which was organized to familiarize journalists with the world-class facilities that the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park and the three hotels located nearby have to offer organizers of meetings, incentives, conferences, events, and weddings.

Our group comprised journalists, food critics, and travel bloggers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

We started with breakfast and a tour of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Then we walked along the waterfront to the Disney Explorers Lodge, where we toured the hotel rooms and the facilities.

We were then taken to Dragon Wind, where we were served a mouth-watering six-course lunch, which started with three appetizers, a soup, and three main courses and finished with a refreshing dessert platter.

Hong Kong Restaurant Menu

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Dinner is served from an a la carte menu. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Our mouth-watering menu follows:

Starter

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Appetizers. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Roast Sucking Pig, Marinated Goose, Cold-shredded Chicken, and Jellyfish in Sesame Dressing.

Soup

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Soup served in a coconut shell. hoto Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Double Boiled Shea Whelk Broth with  Fish Maws and Honey Locust Fruit in Coconut

Main Courses

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The lobster course. hoto Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Wok-fried Lobster Fillets with Asparagus in Spicy Anchovy Sauce

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The abalone course. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Braised Whole Abalone and Conboy in Mickey Shape Winter Melon

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The garoupa course. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Steamed Garoupa Fillet with Egg White and Shao Xing Wine

Dim Sum

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The dim sum course. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Siu Lung Pao with Pan-fried Wagyu Beef and Scallion Dumpling

Dessert Platter

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The dessert course. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Mickey Shape Pineapple Buns, Homemade Gelato with Mix Berries, Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Dumplings, and Seasonal Fruit.

The Breakfast Buffet 

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The breakfast buffet at Dragon Wind at Disney Explorers Lodge. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

The restaurant serves an extensive breakfast buffet with stations serving both Chinese and international favourites.

There is everything from pastries, noodles, and dim sum to Indian and Western dishes and eggs cooked to order.

The Ambiance …

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The dining room of Dragon Wind at Disney Explorers Lodge. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

The restaurant has a spacious dining room decorated in soft earth tones. Paper-cut dragons are suspended from the ceiling overhead.

There is hardwood flooring and pictures windows that overlook a pan-Asian garden.

Food is prepared in an open kitchen with cooking stations.

The Verdict …

This was a well-paced meal in sophisticated surroundings.

I particularly liked the Braised Whole Abalone and Conpoy in Mickey Shape Winter. Melon. The Wok-fried Lobster Fillets with Asparagus in Spicy Anchovy Sauce was also outstanding.

The only disappointment was the dim sum at the end of the meal. The Siu Lung Pao with Pan-fried Wagyu Beef and Scallion Dumpling didn’t seem up to the standard of the other dishes that we were served.

Not to worry! All’s well that ends well, and I simply LOVED the pineapple bun served on the dessert platter!

The Secret Sauce …

The celebrated Hong Kong restaurant launched “Dragon Wind Spicy Anchovy Sauce”, which was created by Executive Chinese Chef Hui Kwok Tung, who has been cooking up a storm in Hong Kong restaurants for 30 years.

An expert in Hong Kong food, Chef Tung’s recipe consists of  top quality of Yunnanese ham, anchovies, and red chili peppers. There are no added preservatives or artificial colourings.

The Hours …

The restaurant serves a breakfast buffet from 7.30 am to 11.00 am daily and a lunch buffet from 12.30 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

The restaurant serves an a ala dinner menu from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

Always call ahead to double check hours before visiting the restaurant.

Other Food and Beverage Outlets

Disney Explorers Lodge has two additional food and beverage outlets …

  • World of Color Restaurant – an all-day dining eatery, World of Color Restaurant serves buffets at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Chart Room Cafe – serving coffees and casual fast food, Chart Room Cafe is a self-serve eatery offering everything from Continental breakfasts to salads and sandwiches and made-to-order pastas.

Where

Dragon Wind –  Disney Explorers Lodge, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 3510-2000.

A complimentary shuttle bus operates frequently to and from Hong Kong Disneyland, the other two Hong Kong Disneyland hotels, and the Sunny Bay Resort Line of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR).

This is the fourth in a series of Hotel Restaurant Reviews at Hong Kong Disneyland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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