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Quemo: Spanish Food Festival (19-29 Oct 2015)

The Spanish Food Festival runs from 19-29 October 2015 this year and Quemo will be joining five other restaurants to offer a bespoke set menu exclusively for this event. In order to enjoy the menu for either lunch or dinner, you’ll have to make your booking through Gormei. Don’t forget to use my promotion code: Cma_SFF. One lucky person using this specific code will win an extra seat at their meal! Set Dinner Menu at Quemo (HK$588) We started off with a roasted vegetables and anchovies on toast and anchovies usually trigger fear and aversion – they’re salty and weird – but these weren’t really salty and the roasted vegetables were extremely juicy with a tad of sweetness to it. They matched well together and it was a positive refreshing start to our meal. I was already extremely excited about the oysters with gin and tonic, this only amplified when it arrived because they were extremely huge, fat and juicy-looking. The idea of using gin and tonic is to clean your palate and leave you with a longer lasting oysters taste …

Rustico: Traditional Spanish Gem in Lai Chi Kok

Of all locations in Hong Kong, few would have guessed that Lai Chi Kok would be home to one of the most authentic Spanish restaurants in Hong Kong, serving traditional comfort food. I must admit I heard mixed reviews about this place and indeed there were hits and misses. But overall the Iberico ham, garlic soup, Iberico presa salad, roasted suckling pig and dessert were unforgettably unique and delicious. And I’d say that’s a list long enough to bring me back again! Award-winning world champion carving ham master, Jose Manuel, visits the restaurant in May 2015 Excellent quality Iberico Ham Iberico ham is signature to Spanish cuisine and is indeed featured throughout the menu at Rustico. The Iberico ham itself was surprisingly juicy and tender, compared to the much dry-er versions I’ve tasted in the past. You can definitely taste the fact that they’ve used less salt during their curing process and hence some would judge the ham as having a little less taste. But I definitely approve of the lower salt version, given how sinful Iberico ham already is! …