We were greeted and advised that whilst they could seat us, they would need the table back within 2 hours which we were happy to comply with provided they could feed us in that time.
Not wanting to delay the chit chat with decision making coupled with the fact that the menu is huge with far too many choices we opted for one of the banquets which was the $108 per head option. I've forgotten the exact dishes we had but the current version of the menu posted online is as per below and much of it seems familiar so if anything there will have only been minor differences. Although now I look back we had two sashimi style dishes, one tuna and one kingfish and the kingfish isn't on the menu any more and I'm not convinced the tuna was with kohlrabi. Unfortunately I've had to forgo accuracy at the expense of time delay.
Wine decision making was equally hard so it was Tsing Tao beers all round!
Yellowfin tuna, kohlrabi, sweet wasabi, soy and ginger dressing
Salad of poached chicken and jellyfish
Steamed fish with XO, ginger and shallots
Sweet and sour pork hock
Mr. Wong’s crispy Shandong chicken
Live mudcrab cooked in your choice of style and we chose the housemade XO sauce as per our waitress' recommendation
Four types of braised mushrooms with sautéed baby spinach and lettuce
Salt and pepper lamb cutlets
Fried rice and steamed rice
Choice of 2 desserts to share which for us were the below except my memory is a little hazy! I do recall something mangoey and fruity and light and a heavier chocolate and ice cream affair so having looked at the menu online I think it's these one...
Mango pudding, passionfruit granita, pomelo and pearls
Mr. Wong’s deep fried vanilla ice cream served with butter scotch sauce
The mud crab was also super delicious and messy. We were given comedy bibs for this one; comedy but necessary!
There was a lot of food and we thought we were done having not kept track of the dishes and courses but oh no. The sweet and sour pork hock was the last to arrive and it was a real shame it was a late entrant to the game because we were just too full to do it justice no matter how hard we tried and we tried hard. It wasn't the usual hot pink, gloopy, battered sweet and sour but almost like a braised and roasted version. Cubes of pork in a caramelised sweet and sour glaze - delicious.
This set menu took longer than 2 hours and we overstayed our welcome. We did flag to our waitress when we were chowing down the main courses to make her aware but she told us she would have been told and hadn't been so we were welcome to stay and not rush and at $108 per head we should enjoy! So we took that as issue resolved.
Unfortunately not and the front of house hostess came over and told us sharply that she had forewarned us we needed to give up the table and that we were not in her good books! We pleaded innocence and said we'd asked and spoken to the waitress so she flounced off and I suspect words were had. Anyway our waitress came back and told us not to worry and it had been sorted and the miscommunication that happened between them was not our concern or responsibility. I guess a little bit of front of house attitude is what make a place hip!
Anyway said front of house hostess did come by our table to apologise which I think takes courage and she was gracious and genuine so we were happy to forget and continue. By this time we were enjoying dessert. Two different desserts; one fruity and light and the other chocolatey and wicked. Great to have the contrast.
We enjoyed our Mr Wong experience. The table was a bit small for all our dishes if I'm to be super fussy. And shame the sweet and sour pork hock was held back so we couldn't enjoy fully. And it's pricey so is a special occasion place. But we didn't feel it wasn't worth it. And overall we had a great night.