Part of the notoriously luxurious Hyatt dynasty, the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou is like no other. We explore the hotel’s rich culinary scene and find out more about its renowned Chinese restaurant, 28 Hubin Road. Taste the true essence of Hangzhou as you savor the restaurant’s traditional recipes and natural ingredients. Find out what the locals eat and be inspired with suggestions of what to do in beautiful Hangzhou.
How would you describe 28 Hubin Road’s style of cooking?
28 Hubin Road is a signature Chinese restaurant that serves traditional dishes from Hangzhou and surrounding cities. The cuisine is cleverly crafted and inspired by the classic recipe, using only the freshest natural ingredients.
Can you give a brief introduction of traditional Hang dishes and the dining culture in East China?
Compared to other culinary traditions in China, Zhejiang-style food has a fresh and soft flavor with a mellow fragrance. Hangzhou cuisine, as an important representative, absorbs the essence and develops its variety. Hangzhou is a historical and cultural city, regarded as living poetry, endowing plenty of dishes with beautiful tales and interesting stories.
Do you have signature dishes you are particularly proud of at 28 Hubin Road?
We have many signature dishes which are also widely welcomed by our guests, like Dongpo pork, beggar’s chicken, boiled ‘Song Sao’ fish soup and so on.
Where are the customers mostly from? Are they Chinese or international?
One third of the guests are international; most of our guests are from China.
Is fine dining and luxury hospitality prevalent in Hangzhou? Is it a burgeoning scene or an established one?
A few years ago, fine dining was mostly about Western food. Now, more and more Chinese restaurants are stepping into the fine-dining area. In Hangzhou, we can say that this is on the way to becoming an established scene.
What can we expect from 28 Hubin Road in the future?
Besides the seasonal promotions presented to our guests, we believe [staying] innovative is very important, based on what we benefit from the inheritance. We would like to evolve our features and develop more specials to maintain the leading role in this highly competitive market.
At The Culture Trip, we cover art, culture and travel for every destination around the world. What would you advise travelers to visit in Hangzhou?
Besides the West Lake that you can’t miss, we advise travelers to explore more cultural spots like Southern Song Imperial Street. Travelers can also try the green tea tasting at the Dragon Well or experience Chinese seals at the Xiling Seal Engraver’s Society.
28 Hubin Road is one of the winners of The Culture Trip’s Hangzhou Local Favorite 2015 Award. The Local Favorite badge is awarded to our favorite local towns, restaurants, artists, galleries, and everything in between. We are passionate about showcasing popular local talents on a global scale, so we have cultivated a carefully selected, but growing community.