Fusion food can go very wrong but I find Thai and Japanese style pastas are often very big successes. Here are some of the impressive better-than-classics fusion pastas I’ve had in Hong Kong.
Thai-style squid ink pasta with soft shell crab from Greyhound
This mildly spicy and garlicky squid ink pasta has a Thai kick to it and is perfectly al dente. The pasta is refreshing and light. It thus contrasts the heavy soft shell crab which is full of crab roe.
This is definitely my favourite dish at this popular Thai fusion restaurant chain!
Greyhound can be found at IFC, Ocean terminal and more.
Japanese-style carbonara with onsen egg from Wired Cafe
This carbonara is a lot lighter than the traditional ones, with a less creamy but still flavourful sauce. Pop the perfectly runny onsen egg and you get a comfort pasta with layers of taste!
Wired cafe also serves delicious taco rice and dutch baby pancakes.
Wired cafe can be found at Miramall (Tsim Sha Tsui) or Hysan Place (Causeway Bay).
Japanese-style mentaiko (cod roe) cream sauce with salmon from Baby Cafe
The pinkness of the sauce comes from the mentaiko and the mixture was surprisingly welcoming (i.e. there’s basicially no fishy taste) and “normal”. The pasta and salmon fillet on top was cooked very well.
My only reservations with this restaurant is that the lighting is very dark and you will be surrounded by slideshows of Angelababy’s face (though that’s probably a plus for some)!
Baby Cafe can be found in iSquare (Tsim Sha Tsui).