One of my best friends often studied where to find some fine cuisine. It was in the late 80's, I was brought to Canton Heen of Luk Kwok Hotel. That was a very impressive Cantonese meal. As my friend migrated out of HK, I seldom visited the Canton Heen.
In the early 00's, my another best friend and I came to Le Menu (the cafe) of Luk Kwok, after she talked about her old time of Wanchai. Le Menu was pretty quiet with only 8-10 tables but the buffet wasn't too bad. Most of all, they served Hagen Daz. That really made my friend and I put a 2 extra star remarks. What's more, they serve some very nice steamed chicken made by Canton Heen.
Later on, I brought my father and sisters' families to try the buffet of Le Menu. Back then, the deco. was still very 70's hotel style with those partition sitting couch and table. There my nieces and nephew found their own small happy world and for the first time they were so free to take any food they like. I still recall their happy faces, and also my father's happy face in seeing his grand kids eating and having fun. There he mentioned Luk Kwok was the boarding place for their sam pan rowing from Shaukiwan when Shaukiwan was isolated from the road transportation. Luk Kwok did mean something to him.
in 2004, Le Menu got renovated and became like this. It then became popular as a buffet hot spot due to its reasonable price at HK$168 net for dinner buffet. As it was getting more and more popular and crowded, we gradually passed it. To me, every few other months, I would come here for a lunch or dinner. The food is average now but the place still means something to me, just like how my father called it as a symbolic destination for getting ashore - Take a Rest...