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Man Tong Kitchen

March 4, 2013

This new Chinese restaurant in Crown Entertainment Complex’s Westend Redevelopment references traditional Chinese teahouse themes.

Man Tong Kitchen is a new northern Chinese restaurant located on the first floor of Crown Entertainment Complex’s Westend Redevelopment, and is the sister restaurant of Hutong at the Cullen Hotel. The brief was to create a warm yet dramatic space based on traditional Chinese teahouse themes.

Literally translated, ‘Man Tong’ means ‘full house’ in Chinese. The intention for the interiors is to form a backdrop for a bustling 680sqm space to be filled with food and chatter.

The front kitchen, or dumpling theatre, is where the passers-by can catch a glimpse of chefs crafting dumplings by hand. A feature tiled duck oven overlooks the casual dining area, which itself features a toffee-apple red brick bar and has a bay of modern-day banquettes and traditional Chinese teahouse seating. A cluster of bird cages reinforces the look and feel of a bygone era.

In the main dining area, a pitched roof reaches an apex of five metres in height, forming a tasting area for larger groups with a slightly more intimate dining experience. There are two pairs of private dining rooms, each seating up to 24 patrons, both of which can be made smaller by closing the panelled operable doors to create a more intimate private function space.

Team Brandon Yeoh, Lisa Chan, Janice Teh, Erina Sun, Vikki Chow

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