Hey guys, it’s Rina! The other day my friend and I decided to visit Susur Lee’s Luckee restaurant at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel and we were definitely not disappointed. A huge lit up sign in Chinese characters graces the front of the restaurant and as you enter the doors you are instantly greeted by friendly staff. The first thing you notice inside is the beautiful Chinese inspired décor and the elegant atmosphere created by the dim lighting.
Their menu encompasses traditional Chinese food with a modern flare. The special condiments that come on the side allow you to further enjoy your dish in another delicious way. We thought it was a little strange for them to bring it out before we ordered but we assumed it tasted well with anything. After debating on what to order, we finally decided to get the Xiao Long Bao, Chicken Cheung Fun, and the star of the dinner – the Luckee Duck. Let me tell you, they were all amazing!
The Xiao Long Bao (pork soup dumplings) had a soft outer layer that held a delicious pork soup inside. You have to be careful not to break the dumpling before getting it into your mouth or else the soup will pour out (which happened to one of mine, sadly…). The Chicken Cheung Fun was not your typical cheung fun – tofu, onion, and crispy fried chicken were wrapped in rice noodle, giving it a nice texture. It’s already cut up into easy to eat pieces and the server pours sweet soy sauce on its arrival. Never had cheung fun with fried food before.
Lastly, the Luckee Duck made an appearance at the table. All I can say was, mmm! You have the option to wrap the duck in cucumber, leek, green apples, and even cranberry relish sauce. The special side condiments also added a nice touch (the spicy paste added a nice kick). The Luckee Duck only cost $24 for 2 people, which made the dish even better.
If you love a modern take on Chinese food, I would definitely suggest going here for lunch or dinner!
Luckee Restaurant and Bar
328 Wellington Street West, Toronto