It takes balls to commit to ground floor real estate space in Hong Kong with the colossal rents and only a menu of only a handful of items. They must be doing something right though, as even after the hype of their first branch in Wanchai has more then enough time to settle down, The Butchers Club Burger has recently opened a second shop in Central on the Wellington Street and Mid-Level escalator junction.
Sohofama is a thoughtfully arranged marriage between the Sai Yin Pun based team at Locofama and GOD lifestyle brand. Taking a spacious ground floor unit at PMQ on the Bridges Street side, they offer a carefully crafted seasonal menu with heavy emphasis on boasting hormone free, antibiotic free, locally sourced, organic, free range, grass fed sourced ingredients. With ingredients that meet the above criteria, the menu has been designed to make the most of the ‘essence’ of flavours which is only possible to show case when working with quality fresh ingredients. Continue reading
We tried Mrs Pound last week and were pleasantly surprised with not just the menu itself, but also the venue’s vibe. The exterior doesn’t give anything away, not even a the name of the restaurant, but stepping through the sliding doors you are are hit with a hip, warm and inviting space. The foundation of this Asian street eats style menu is uniquely reflected across the interior decor, illustrating the character behind the cute novelty story. There are burlesque scents of a women’s attitude, oozing out of every corner, wall and ceiling of the room. I’m talking feather boas, classic vanity mirrors with exposed light bulbs, ballet shoes and trinkets. Continue reading
For the those of us who share the need of getting out this urban jungle on the weekends, Sha Ha beach is a secret haven. Its sands are not quite as fine or golden as found in Dai Long Wan further north in Sai Kung, but it is an easy to reach spot to enjoy a excellent day out. Whilst it is most known for the water sports centers clustered in the middle of the beach, we fell in love with it for the alfresco dim sum offered at Beach Cuisine AND because the whole area is the most dog friendly part Hong Kong we have ever stumbled across.
Friday night in Hong Kong puts out an abundance of indulgent food offerings, from the sinfully extravagant to the wallet guilt free fixes. Somewhere inbetween this spread sits what you get with a visit to the ABC kitchen restaurant in the cooked food market at 1 Queen Street, Sheung Wan.