Hong Kong food news and highlights (Feb 2015)

Feature: Bread Street Kitchen v. Jamie’s Italian

It’s definitely a controversial apples-to-oranges comparison, but people love comparing Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver! I enjoyed both restaurants a lot actually. Though for a similar price each, I personally preferred Bread Street Kitchen. The tastes in each dish had that extra oomph which really stood out. I can’t forget their short ribs burger! Watch out for an upcoming review on Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen in Hong Kong.

Check out my recent review on Jamie’s Italian here.

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Steak tartare from Bread Street Kitchen

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Lamb lollipops from Jamie’s Italian

New and noteworthy

Mrs. Pound‘s Asian fusion is as hipster as it gets – but it’s also very good. See the full review here.

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Moyo serves uniquely Korean Italian fusion food. I loved the kimchi bruschetta and kimchi disco fries. See the full review here.

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so thai so good opened in Miramar and serves Thai fusion like Tom Yum spaghetti. I loved the ideas on the menu though I think the execution can be improved – let’s see how it evolves!

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I Cremeria is Via Tokyo’s one viable competitor! They serve matcha-intense soft serves. See the matcha soft serve stand-off here.
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Other discoveries

Soft creme in Tai Hang had flooded my Instagram feed a while back. I’m definitely late on this but I finally tried it and thought it was overrated.

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McDonald’s matcha green tea soft serve costs only HK$5. Is it worth it? Definitely not the calories.

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Cong Sao makes amazing Hong Kong style desserts, a great alternative to Honeymoon desserts but there’s always a queue. It was covered here.

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Chachawan is possibly now my favourite Thai restaurant of all times. Their coconut rice balls dessert is the number one must order item. See the full review here.

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Simplylife in Shatin is now open but it’s impossible to get a seat, even on weekdays.

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