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More than just meat at Morton's

Updated: 2013-12-22 11:00
By Donna Mah in Hong Kong ( China Daily)
More than just meat at Morton's

Jumbo lump crab cakes taste naturally sweet. Photo provided to China Daily

It seems that bone-in beef is all the rage in Hong Kong these days and it's because regulations that restricted the import of these cuts were recently amended.

This is good news for diners as meat on the bone is usually tenderer and more flavorsome. Morton's has recently added a few new items to the menu, including a thick-cut, bone-in ribeye.

However, let's start with the starters. We began our meal with a couple of seafood starters, including a shrimp dish called Shrimp Alexander. The shrimp were large, firm, meaty. Lightly coated with some crumbs and cooked and served with a healthy amount of butter, these shrimp had a bit of crunch from the crumbs and were juicy and succulent inside.

We also enjoyed the crab cakes, which are a signature dish at Morton's. The crab cakes exceeded expectations as they were made with chunks of crab rather than bits and pieces and had the natural sweetness of fresh crabmeat.

Morton's is famous for steaks and large American-sized portions. We tried the new menu item, grain-fed USDA bone-in ribeye, cooked medium-rare. The meat was very tender with lots of rich beef flavor.

This is a large cut of meat, so sharing is recommended, but if you love beef, this would most definitely be a good choice.

If you're a fan of peppercorn, then the five peppercorn-rubbed prime strip steak is the steak to choose. One of my fellow dining companions usually has mustard with her steak, but once she tasted the sauce made with black, white, red, green and dark green peppercorns, she opted not to add the mustard.

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