Fresh Eats Alert: New Restaurants to Check Out in Hong Kong (March 2022)
by: The Beat Asia
March 04, 2022
On the hunt for a new place for bites? We all have our favourite brunch spot or go-to café, but it doesn’t hurt to try out new dining places every now and then. It’s not only exciting but also a great way to support the restaurant industry that has been badly hit by the pandemic.
To help with your quest, here are five newly opened restaurants in Hong Kong worth checking out!
This brand-new “multi-concept store” in K Town brings Japan within your fingertips by housing two restaurants, one bakery, and a specialty store under one roof. There’s Toge by Jyungyin, an izakaya; Eclipse by Luna Café & Bar, an all-day café; Painduce, a popular bakery chain in Japan; and 81Station, your destination for retail essentials. Whether you’re in for a bottle of beer, fresh bread, or a cosy chat with a friend over coffee, this one-stop store has it all for you.
Location: 1/F, Imperial Kennedy, 84 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town
The Baker & The Bottleman
Baked goods and wine found a perfect combination in this modern bakery on Lee Tung Avenue. The brainchild of British chef Simon Rogan, The Baker & The Bottleman practices traditional baking techniques and low-intervention winemaking. “We aim to serve natural ingredients within a fun and modern space that caters perfectly to the metropolitan lifestyle – for the forward-thinkers who are ready to set an example and make a change,” said chef Simon. The Baker & The Bottleman is open from 8 AM to 5PM everyday, except on Mondays. But if you want to avoid the beeline to the store, we recommend pre-ordering their products online.
Location: G14 Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East 852 Wan Chai
Mirroring the dining experience in Trippa Milano, Testina is an Italian restaurant that bases its menu on traditional recipes that have been passed on to different generations. The restaurant utilises offal and rare meat cuts to ensure that no ingredient is wasted. We recommend their Trippa Fritta (fried honeycomb beef tripe and rosemary; HK$198), Homemade Tagliatelle With Duck Ragu (HK$228), and Raviolo del Plin, Veal and Mushroom Jus (HK$238).
As of writing, Testina is operating Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 PM to 6 PM.
Location: 3/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Chef Nagamoto brought his 30 years of experience in Japanese cuisine to Hong Kong’s dining scene with the launch of this kappo-style restaurant named after him. Nagamoto reinterprets traditional Japanese dishes with a modern twist by focusing on seasonality and freshness of ingredients. This means the restaurant does not have a fixed menu and instead adjusts the entire dining experience, including the ingredients, seasonings, and even cooking time. Expect a delicate and detail-focused meal when you visit Nagamoto.
Location: 8/F, 18 On Lan Street 852 Central & Western District
Renowned chef Vicky Lau, the founder of two-Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room and Date by Tate, gave birth to another dining experience through Mora, a French-Chinese restaurant on Upper Lascar Row. Mora pays homage to soybean, an important ingredient in Asian cuisine. Dishes are grouped by texture with recipes that highlight other ingredients “through the manipulation of soy.” Some favourites from their menu are Homemade Soft Tofu with Ossetra Caviar & Condiments, Cold Chicken Soy Milk Bouillon Noodle with Bean Paste, and One-Sided Crispy Threadfin with Tofu Skin Fish Fumet. The 28-seater restaurant is perfect for anyone looking for an intimate ambiance.
Location: 40 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan
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