#lollefood is the tag I use on Instagram for all my recommended food items devoured in Hong Kong. Every month I consolidate some of the new food discoveries I’ve made in attempt to give you all a basis for brainstorming your next dinner or snack outing.
Lots have happened this month since I came back from travelling in Sri Lanka. After my post last month which had a lot of Sai Kung recommendations, after which the review on Mike’s Chicken was finally published, this month I’ve been exploring in the city much more.
See the previous versions here.
New Restaurants & Cafes
Mr & Mrs Fox opened in Quarry Bay this summer and the glowing reviews had got me impatient to visit this place. The place was full and bustling on a Tuesday night. We dined on their second floor. The steak was decent, very reasonably priced (under HK$300 for a 16oz bone-in striploin) and the dessert was a highlight. Stay tuned for an upcoming review!
23 Tong Chong St, Quarry Bay
The First Floor by Lifestyle Federation will have its grand opening in November. This upscale and charismatic restaurant on Duddell Street has more than style, but a delicious range of perfectly cooked seafood dishes, including the prawn consumme (pictured above), which was my favourite. It’s on the pricey side – about HK$400 for lunch, HK$1000 for dinner – but a new fancy spot for those who fancy that kind of meal.
1/F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central
Bake Cheese Tart had broke my instafeed a month or two ago and the famous one hour waits had completely put me off. Some time had passed but perhaps I was too much of an optimist to expect the hype had died down. I waited one hour. It was delicious but given that there are many decent copy cats out there (Maxim’s Cake Lab in Wan Chai), I won’t ever queue up again.
BAKE Cheese Tart:
B2/F Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Maxim’s Cake Lab:
G/F 145 Hennesy Road, Wan Chai (10 steps on the right from Wan Chai Exit A2)
Green Door Coffee – Sheung Wan is probably still home to the most number of specialty coffee shops but Tsim Sha Tsui is home to the best. Adding to my favourite cafes (Espresso Alchemy and N1 Coffee & Co) is this new quaint coffee spot hidden on a side street off Granville Road. The coffee is creamy and interesting.
3 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui
Urban Coffee Roaster is another new coffee shop to the TST block and it’s pretty good too. Their coffee is slightly more sour, though pleasantly so. It’s probably not my favourite but it carries a unique taste for when you’re feeling a little bored.
9 Bristol Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui (opposite Starbucks near K11)
Wagyu Takumi was one of the biggest highlights of this month; I did say it was the Best Meal I’ve Had in the full review. It’s an expensive but totally worthy French-Japanese dining experience and I loved every dish of the 8 course tasting menu. Definitely something to consider if you have a special occasion to celebrate soon!
G/F The Oakhill, 16 Wood Road, Wan Chai
R&B Research Bakery is the answer to a good brunch spot in Tsim Sha Tsui because I’ve always felt that there weren’t any worthy places for a laid back weekend meal in that area. The problem is they don’t actually serve brunch here, but their all day menu is brunchy enough to serve that purpose. I loved the decor and huge windows – the vibe kind of reminded me of Roast from Bangkok (which is the reason I love Bangkok). The carbonara pie and burger were both equally delicious, but it was just a tiny shame that their drinks are only so so.
3/F Pacific Mansion, 172-174 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui