December 3, 2008

Le Hong Kong in Cognac

Two things lured us back to Cognac; Cognac (of course) and Chinese food.
A strange combination, I know.

After almost six years in France, the best Chinese restaurant we have found in this country is, of all places, smack dab in the center of Cognac.

We met the owners of Le Hong Kong on our first trip to the Charente almost five years ago. A drive into town for some Cognac tasting serendipitously led us to this charming restaurant where we feasted on dishes such as Shrimp Dumpling Soup, Steamed Shu-Mai, Chinese Five-Spice Duck Breast, Chicken with Black Mushrooms and Fried Rice.

We vowed to return.

The dishes that come out of the chef 's kitchen are authentic and fresh, exactly the kind of Chinese food that we have yet to find down here in the Languedoc. Add to that the warm welcome you receive from the owners, comfortable seating and a nice dining room, the surprising addition of sushi to the menu since our last visit (yes, I know it's not Chinese, but when it is this fresh and delicious, who cares!), and you've got yourself the recipe for a perfect restaurant.

We gorged ourselves silly ate here twice on our trip last week. In three days.
Hopefully that will keep us satisfied until our next visit.

Restaurant le Hong Kong
15 boulevard Denfert Rochereau
16100 Cognac
054 536 8925 Pin It
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