Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GOGYO Ramen IFC Central Hong Kong


 GOGYO

GOGYO KOGASHI MISO RAMEN

 SASHIMI RICE

SHIRO RAMEN

 CHAR SIU CAESER SALAD

LUNCH SET MENU


Gogyo Ramen, imported from it's popular location in Kyoto, serves up kogashi miso (burned miso) ramen as their speciality. The fragrant bowl utilizes charred pig fat in its soup base giving it a distinct smoky taste. The soup base is much denser, richer and more filling than a lot of other traditional soup bases and we loved the intense flavour that resulted. The restaurant is chic, minimalistic and conveniently located in HK's IFC. We loved the comfortable seating, efficient service and casual yet sophisticated ambiance. The lunch set is a bit pricier than many of the city's popular ramen spots, but does come with a char siu salad or sashimi rice side. A great alternative if your looking for a unique and flavourful soup base.




Gogyo, Shop 3020, Level Three IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central
2385 1366



Saturday, April 19, 2014

HONG KONG'S BEST DIM SUM RESTAURANTS




HERE ARE SOME OF HONG KONG'S BEST DIM SUM RESTAURANTS THAT WE HAVE PERSONALLY BEEN TO AND TRIED. CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL LINKS TO SEE A FULL POST ON EACH OF THE RESTAURANTS.




    LUK YU TEA HOUSE
Luk Yu Tea House, G/F-3/F, 24 Stanley Street, Central, 2523 5464
SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON LUK YU TEA HOUSE HERE




    TIM HO WAN
Tim Ho Wan, Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central 
2332 3078
SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON TIM HO WAN HERE




    MAN MO CAFE

Man Mo Cafe, 40 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, 2644 5644
SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON MAN MO CAFE HERE




    LIN HEUNG TEA HOUSE
Lin Heung Tea House, 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, 2544 4556
SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON LIN HEUNG TEA HOUSE HERE




   DIM SUM BAR
 Dim Sum Bar, Shop G103, GW, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, TST, 2175 3100
SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON DIM SUM BAR HERE 




    DIM SUM SQUARE

Dim Sum Square, G/F., Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Shueng Wan 
2851 8088 
SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON DIM SUM SQUARE HERE



Friday, April 18, 2014

LIN HEUNG TEA HOUSE Central Hong Kong



LIN HEUNG TEA HOUSE


DINING AREA


DIM SUM CART


SELECTION OF DIM SUM


SPRING ROLLS

RIBS


VEGETABLE AND PRAWN DUMPLINGS

CHICKEN FEET

SIU MAI


BARBECUE PORK BUNS


DIM SUM


Established in 1926 and one of Hong Kong's oldest Tea Houses, Ling Heung Tea House is the perfect bustling spot if you are looking for a truly local experience. Be prepared to wait for a coveted seat, and plan on being patient throughout your meal. Ling Heung still utilizes traditional dim sum carts, where each steamed bamboo basket is freshly prepared and brought out piping hot, while being wheeled round to all the patrons. Great for those who don't know what to order and prefer choosing dishes based on it's aesthetic appearance. Every dish was fresh, distinct, and very delicious. Make sure to sample their crispy spring rolls, sweet barbecue pork buns and flavourful chicken feet. We loved the buzzing atmosphere, mixture of patrons, and extra strong traditional tea service. A must visit for an authentic dim sum experience in Hong Kong.


 Lin Heung Tea House, 160-164 Wellington Street, Central
2544 4556


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FISH & CHICK Kennedy Town Hong Kong


 FISH & CHICK


COD & CHIPS

HALF CHICKEN WITH SWEETCORN

FRIED FRESH CALAMARI

 THE MENU


I'm always looking for somewhere to enjoy my favourite British dishes when the craving hits and Fish & Chick manage to offer just that in a casual, neighborhood setting. We visited on a sunny day and loved the open front entrance which overlooked Kennedy Town's waterfront view. Their two specialities are fish & chips and rotisserie chicken, both freshly prepared on the premises. We were impressed with the choice of fish options and loved that the menu also had other seafood snacks to compliment our meal. We went for the classic cod which was chunky and served in crispy batter.  The calamari basket was very lightly breaded and tasted amazing with the house tartare sauce and twist of lemon. The last dish we shared was their rotisserie chicken which is not one to miss, cooked to perfection with insanely delicious crispy skin and juicy meat. Overall an impressive offering in a classic and fun setting. We will definitely be going back for more.




Fish & Chick, Shop 6, 25 New Praya, Kennedy Town
2974 0088


COCOTTE Central Hong Kong


 COCOTTE


DIVER SCALLOPS
CARAMELISED SUNCHOKE, MOREL, PEA COULIS, TRUFFLE


STEAK TARTARE
TRUFFLE "EGG YOLK", RUSTIC SOUR DOUGH CROUTE, ROQUETTE SALAD


PARISIENNE GNOCCHI
SPANNER CRAB, CHILI-TOMATO-SHELLFISH-EMULSION, ENGLISH PEA


DAY BOAT DOVER SOLE "MEUNIERE" about 650g
PAN FRIED WHOLE DOVER SOLE, LEMON, CAPERS & PARSLEY


HARICOTS VERTS 
(accompanies the dover sole)


POTATO PUREE
MASCARPONE, CARAMELISED GARLIC, CHIVE


SAUTEED WILD MUSHROOMS
PROVENCAL HERB BUTTER


FIRST SEASON BERRIES
80 YEAR OLD BALSAMIC, LAVENDER MERINGUE, FROMAGE BLANC

GRAND CRU CHOCOLATE
ORANGE SICILIAN PISTACHIO, JELLY MADE FROM EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL



A stylish Parisian brasserie has hit the Central scene and it's the perfect spot to relax and enjoy great food in a chic yet chilled setting. We loved the welcoming window front and cozy space, perfect for a date night or a wine fueled dinner with friends. The menu features classic French cuisine with a fun twist, and has plenty for every palate. Our favourite starters included the delicious and perfectly cooked diver scallops with caramelised sunchoke and the flavourful steak tartare enhanced by the rich truffle "egg yolk". We also loved the Parisian style gnocchi which was perfectly complemented with spanner crab and a chili-tomato-shellfish-emulsion. For our main we shared the Day Boat Dover Sole "Meuniere". One of my favourite dover soles I have had in Hong Kong. The giant fish was meaty, fresh and prepared just the way I like it, pan fried with lemon, capers and parsley. Add some of their great sides such as the potato puree with caramelised garlic and their sauteed wild mushrooms with Provencal herb butter. Make sure to save room for one of their desserts. The indulgent Grand Cru Chocolate definitely hit the spot. An amazing neighborhood vibe and a definite Hungry Hong Kong favourite.





Cocotte, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central
2568 8857