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Ling Ling by Hakkasan Inside Look of the New Restaurant of Fursetgruppen

Sponsored pre-tasting by Fursetgruppen

Hakkasan. Probably the no. 1 restaurant recommendation in London if you ask a random selection of Norwegians. I’ve been there myself, at the original location – Hanway Place – in Soho near Tottenham Court Road. Now, Fursetgruppen Restaurant Group is bringing the big city vibe to Oslo, with the naughty sister restaurant Ling Ling. Today, I was there for a pre-opening test lunch, to get an inside look of one of the most anticipated restaurant rumors this year. You might have seen the videos already, with neon lights, a touch of celebrity, and an unmistakable party focus. However, both Fursetgruppen and Hakkasan know they have to deliver a top level quality on the plate as well if they are to succeed. Expectations are high, and that’s why they’ve been hard at work in the kitchen for weeks already, while the restaurant is still being built around them. The cuisine is Cantonese, the plates are small and designed to share. You’ll definitely recognize the Hakkasan style, but Ling Ling allows for more experimentation and a local adaptation. That goes for the cocktail list too, with drinks containing aquavit as well as elderflower. PS: There’s even a hidden lounge. PPS: Summer come, they will also have a rooftop restaurant.

Opens April 3rd 2017 in Oslo.

Welcome to Ling Ling
Welcome to Ling Ling
The main dining room
The main dining room
The bar
The bar
Pickled snacks
Pickled snacks
Dim sum. Vegetable bean curd roll, crystal dumpling, Norwegian king crab dumpling, and sole dumpling with black truffle.
Dim sum. Vegetable bean curd roll, crystal dumpling, Norwegian king crab dumpling, and sole dumpling with black truffle.
Chilled lobster in spicy lemongrass salad
Chilled lobster in spicy lemongrass salad
Grilled skate wing in Emperor sauce
Grilled skate wing in Emperor sauce
The famous Hakkasan crispy duck salad
The famous Hakkasan crispy duck salad
The hidden lounge upstairs
The hidden lounge upstairs
The hidden lounge downstairs
The hidden lounge downstairs
The glass-covered wine cellar hovering above the dining room
The glass-covered wine cellar hovering above the dining room
View from the rooftop. Still under construction
View from the rooftop. Still under construction
View towards Ling Ling Oslo on a sunny day in February
View towards Ling Ling Oslo on a sunny day in February
Disclaimer

This was a sponsored pre-tasting by Fursetgruppen. I was invited on the same terms as everyone else – to give feedback on the menu before opening. The restaurant had no influence on the content of this article, there is no form of cooperation between us, I was not obliged to publish anything, and I received no monetary payment.

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.

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