Friday, September 4, 2015

VIET KITCHEN Hong Kong


VIET KITCHEN

 ROAST DUCK RICE PAPER ROLLS

 CARAMEL CHICKEN WINGS

 MINI BEEF PHO

 STEAMED SHRIMP & PORK RAVIOLI

 SAIGON SHAKING BEEF
BEEF TENDERLOIN, ROCKET, TOMATO, GARLIC, SLICED BAGUETTE

 WOK-FRIED CLAMS
BASIL, LEMONGRASS, CHILI, LIME BUTTER SAUCE

 SWEET BASIL DESSERT
BASIL MINT ICE CREAM, STRAWBERRY SAUCE, BALSAMIC CARAMEL

 VIETNAMESE AFFOGATO
COFFEE ICE CREAM, HOUSE MADE KAHLUA, DRIP COFFEE

 VIET SIGNATURE
RUM, SUGARCANE JUICE, LEMONGRASS, CALAMANSI

FLIGHT OF 4 BEER TASTINGS


Viet Kitchen serves up a menu of modern Vietnamese cuisine created by award winning chef Peter Cuong Franklin in a lively, chic setting. We recommend starting with a few of the small plates and loved their fall off the bone Caramel Chicken Wings, tasty Steamed Shrimp & Pork Ravioli, and the refreshing Roast Duck Rice Paper Rolls. If you are craving Pho, their Beef Pho is one of our favourites we've come across in the city, with a fragrant broth and melt in your mouth slices of beef. For larger plates we recommend their aromatic Wok Fried Clams with Basil, Lemongrass, Chili and Lime Butter Sauce, and their tender and flavourful "Saigon Shaking Beef" using beef tenderloin, rocket, tomato and garlic. Make sure to save room for dessert and sample their refreshing Sweet Basil Dessert with basil mint ice cream, strawberry sauce and balsamic caramel, and their indulgent Vietnamese Affogato using coffee ice cream, house made Kahlua and drip coffe. A perfect spot for a creative and fresh take on traditional Vietnamese fare and a definite Hungry Hong Kong favourite.





Viet Kitchen, Shop G04&G06, G/F, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central
2806 2068


Thursday, September 3, 2015

RED MANSION FEAST AT GRAND IMPERIAL COURT MGM MACAU


GRAND IMPERIAL COURT

SELECTION OF APPETISERS

STEAMED PORK DUMPLING WITH SHRIMP ROE

 STEAMED GLUTINOUS RICE DUMPLINGS WITH RED BEAN PASTE AND SHREDDED COCONUT

 BAKED PUFF PASTRY WITH TURNIP

 SAUTEED SHRIMP WITH EGG, CARROT AND SPRING ONION

DOUBLE BOILED PORK BELLY MEATBALL WITH CRAB ROE

 SEA BASS DISPLAY
THE DISH COMPRISED OF BRAISED SOFT SHELL TURTLE WITH SEA BASS IN SUPREME BOUILLON

 GRILLED CATFISH WITH CUCUMBER AND ORANGE, YANG ZHOU STYLE

CRISPY FRIED MANDARIN FISH SERVED WITH SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
(NOT PART OF THE RED MANSION FEAST, AVAILABLE ON THE HUAI YANG A LA CARTE MENU)

 STEAMED PORK DUMPLING WITH BOUILLON AND CRAB ROE

 HAND CARVED DISPLAYS PRESENTED ON THE TABLE DURING THE FEAST


Grand Imperial Court at MGM Macau has brought a new decadent dining experience to the discerning diner. Teaming up with world renowned Hua Yang Cuisine chefs and serving a menu which required 10 years of research resulted in a decadent dining experience inspired by the historical and famous novel, Dream of the Red Mansion. Published in the 18th Century, Dreams of the Red Mansion is a fusion of Manchu and Han cultures with a third of it's pages focused on the great art of their exquisite cuisine.  Huai Yang Cuisine's chefs have used their immaculate skill and research to not only serve a decadent feast but tell a story through this unique dining experience.

The banquet was not only a feast for our taste buds but also one for our eyes, with some dishes that were for display only showing the beauty and skill of the chef's creations. We loved the variety of appetizers offered with a vast array of flavours including fresh fruits, and traditional savoury and sweet small dishes. Highlights of the night included the fragrant steamed dumplings, the delicate baked puff pastry with turnip, the refreshing Sauteed Shrimps with Egg, Carrot and Spring Onion, the flavourful Double Boiled Pork Belly Meatball with Crab Roe, the flavourful and perfectly prepared Grilled Catfish with Cucumber and Orange Yang Zhou Style, and the Braised Soft Shell Turtle with Sea Bass in Supreme Buillion. Each dish utilized fresh ingredients and flavours while showing off great skill and execution. This is a can't miss dining experience if you want authentic Chinese cuisine steeped with history and storytelling. Perfect for impressing clients or with a group of family and friend for an unforgettable experience. 


The Red Mansion Feast is available from  October 7th - October 16th at Grand Imperial Court at MOP13,880 per table of 10 heads.

The Huai Yang Cuisine A La Carte Menu is available from October 7th - October 31st at Imperial Court


http://www.mgmmacau.com/grand-imperial-court



MGM Macau, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPA, Macau
853 8802 2319



BAR AMERICAIN London


BAR AMERICAIN

 SAZERAC SUZE
COGNAC, SUZE, ABSINTHE, ANGOSTURA & PEYCHAUD BITTERS

 ROCKING CHAIR 
GOLDEN RUM, CHESTNUT LIQUEUR, CHARTREUSE, EGG WHITE, RHUBARB BITTERS

 VALENTINO'S REVENGE
OBAN 14yr WHISKY, PUNT-E-MES, APEROL, CARAMEL & RHUBARB BITTERS

WHISKEY SOUR
KENTUCKY BOURBON, LEMON, SUGAR, EGG WHITE & BITTERS



If you are looking for mouthwatering cocktails in a decadent, art deco setting make sure to visit Bar Americain on Regent Street. The hidden, chic space gives off a speakeasy vibe and serves some seriously delicious and innovative concoctions. Must try cocktails include the vibrant Whisky Sour with Kentucky Bourbon, lemon, sugar and egg white, the deliciously lethal Sazerac Suze with Cognac, Absinthe and Angostura & Peychard Bitters, the fragrant Valentino's Revenge with Oban 14yr Whisky, Punt-E-Mes and Caramel & Rhubarb Bitters, and the frothy and refreshing Rocking Chair with Golden Rum, Chestnut Liqueur, Chartreuse and egg white. We look forward to visiting again on our next trip to London.

 


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Bar Americain, 20 Sherwood St, London W1F 7ED, United Kingdom
+442077344888



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

COMPTOIR Kennedy Town Hong Kong


COMPTOIR

 TUNA STUFFED PIQUILLO

 TUNA TARTARE
SOY SAUCE AND CORIANDER DRESSING

 SAUTEED PRAWNS 
PASTIS, GARLIC AND PARSLEY

 CLAMS MARINIERE

 RED WINE CHORIZO AND MASHED POTATOES

MARCELIN CHAUD

THAI BANANA SPLIT


Kennedy Town is fast becoming one of our favourite restaurant neighborhoods and Comptoir is a welcome new addition to the area. Serving up traditional French cuisine in tapas size dishes and a vast wine list perfect for those who are looking to dine in a casual French bistro atmosphere. We loved the straightforward menu utilizing fresh ingredients, prepared in an exciting open kitchen where you can watch the chefs hard at work. Favourites off the menu include the flavourful Tuna Stuffed Piquillos, the refreshing Tuna Tartare with soy sauce and coriander dressing, the perfectly cooked Sauteed Prawns with Pastis, garlic and parsley, the fragrant Clams Mariniere, and the rich and hearty Red Wine Chorizo and Mashed Potatoes. We recommend sitting up at the bar where you can enjoy watching the dishes being prepared and gain inspiration on what to order. Make sure to pair your meal with wine from their impressive selection and ask for recommendations if you want a perfect pairing.





Comptoir, G/F, 42 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Western District
2453 9873


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

QUEST'S SUMMER MENU Wan Chai Hong Kong


 QUEST BY QUE

 CARABINEROS SHRIMP CEVICHE
AVOCADO, SALMON ROE, CRAB & LEMONGRASS CONSOMME

 TORCHED TORO
PICKLED BITTER MELON, CRAB & PORK STUFFING, GREEN APPLE NUROC MAM

 QUEST SIGNATURE BANH MI
SMOKED IBERICO PORK BELLY, HOMEMADE PORK FLOSS, PICKLED GREEN RADISH, SRIRACHA MAYO

 CHICKEN RICE SOUP
BRAISED DAIKON, BEAN SPROUTS, DRIED SCALLOP MAM KHO QUET

 BBQ EEL WITH FISH SAUCE CARAMEL
LIME PEARLS, CHIPOTLE CUCUMBER, CABBAGE & MINT COLESLAW

 PHO BRAISED SHORT RIBS
SPRING ONION POTATO PUREE, ROASTED PEARL ONIONS, PORCINI MUSHROOMS

 YAMAMOMO BERRY SORBET
LYCHEE, BASIL TAPIOCA

 CHOCOLATE CAKE
PANDAN & COCONUT ICE CREAM, SALTED COCONUT CARAMEL, CHOCOLATE RAVIOLI


Quest by Que, one of our favourite modern dining spots, has introduced a Summer menu perfect for those who love innovative cuisine. The fresh and mouthwatering menu fuses light, summer flavours to create a truly memorable dining experience. The 8 course menu begins with a delicate and flavourful Carabineros Shimp Ceviche with avocado, salmon roe and crab & lemongrass consomme, and is followed by an indulgent Torched Toro with pickled bitter melon, crab & pork stuffing and green apple nuroc mam, and then Quest's Signature Banh Mi, using smoked Iberico pork belly, homemade pork floss, pickled green radish and sriracha mayo. Main courses on the summer menu included a melt in your mouth BBQ Eel with Fish Sauce Caramel, and an extremely tender and flavourful Pho Braised Short Ribs with spring onion potato puree, roasted pearl onions and porcini mushrooms. The meal ends perfectly with a unique and refreshing Yamamomo Berry Sorbet, and an indulgent Chocolate Cake with pandan & coconut ice cream, salted coconut caramel, chocolate ravioli and coconut macaron. The casual yet chic atmosphere makes for a perfect date night spot or a fun weekend dinner party with friends.  A definite must visit for experiencing a delicious and creative, elevated take on Vietnamese cuisine.





Quest by Que, 28/F, 235-239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chia
2554 0888