Tuesday, March 31, 2015

THE SAINT SoHo Hong Kong


THE SAINT

 BACON-WRAPPED BOAR SCOTCH EGG
WITH APPLE

 POTTED SHRIMP 
WITH BAY LEAF BUTTER AND CRUSTY BREAD

 BONE MARROW
WITH BACON & ONION MARMALADE, PARSLEY SALAD, ROASTED FOREST MUSHROOMS AND TOASTED SOURDOUGH BREAD

 SEARED BUTTERMILK SPRING CHICKEN
WITH SHERRY CHICKEN LIVERS AND LENTIL RAGOUT

 SEARED FLANK STEAK
WITH PICCALILLI RELISH, CONFIT POTATOES AND OVEN DRIED TOMATO

 IPA BEEF PIE
WITH CARROTS, PARSNIP, BLACK WALNUTS AND MIXED GREEN SALAD

 LEMON CRUMB


The Saint, located on popular Elgin Street in SoHo, has taken over the old McSorley's location and revamped into a trendy gastro pub. We loved the sophisticated decor and cool ambiance, reminding us of our favourite London hang outs. The Saint has an impressive gin list with a menu of 17 different gin varieties which can be mixed with your choice of tonic. Favourite dishes of the night were their indulgent Bone Marrow with bacon and onion marmalade, parsley salad, roasted forest mushrooms and toasted sourdough bread, the Bacon-Wrapped Boar Scotch Egg with Apple, the hearty IPA Beef Pie with Carrots, parsnips, black walnuts and mixed green salad and the sweet Lemon Crumb dessert. We look forward to seeing what their fun weekend brunch will bring. 



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The Saint, 55 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central
2522 2646


Monday, March 30, 2015

BIG JO'S Wan Chai Hong Kong


BIG JO'S

BACON CHEESEBURGER

 CHILI CHEESE FRIES
 
 BIG JO'S STEAK SANDWICH

 GRILLED CORN


Originating from Santa Monica, CA, Big Jo's is working to bring a true Californian flavour to HK. Using 100% USDA beef, never frozen and free of preservatives and additives, the burgers are far from the usual fast food variety. The burgers are made to order and flame grilled on the spot. We loved the casual, intimate setting and recommend the Bacon Cheeseburger with a side of their indulgent Chili Cheese Fries and the Big Jo's Steak Sandwich with a side of grilled corn.





Big Jo'e, Shop C, G/F, Wai Cheong Building, 5-9A Gresson Street, Wan Chai
2752 6880


Saturday, March 28, 2015

TOSCA'S SUNDAY BRUNCH The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong


THE DINING AREA AT TOSCA

 THE APPETISER SECTION
INCLUDING LOBSTER SALAD, FOIE GRAS ON TOAST, BRESOLA, ARICHOKES AND PARMA HAM AND MELON

 THE MAIN COURSE SECTION
INCLUDING ROAST BEEF, ROAST LAMB, LOBSTER, SALT CRUSTED SEA BREAM, MUSSELS AND CLAMS, SLIDERS AND PIZZA

 THE DESSERT SECTION
INCLUDING VARIOUS, CAKES, CHEESE, MACARONS, BREADS AND PASTRIES

FREE FLOW RUINART ROSE CHAMPAGNE


One of the most decadent and delicious Sunday brunches resides in Hong Kong's luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel and is served at their Michelin starred restaurant, Tosca. Nothing beats setting foot in Tosca's beautiful and chic space, encompassing a wide open dining area and sweeping views of Hong Kong. Every member of staff is professional and helpful, creating the ideal memorable experience. We loved their seafood abundant appetizer selection full of fresh fare including melt in your mouth smoked salmon, perfectly poached lobster, and a variety of authentic Italian antipasti.  Main courses offered plenty of star dishes including a juicy roast beef and roast lamb, flavourful and tender salt crusted sea bream, tasty and moreish sliders, and impressive lobsters. We made sure to save room for dessert where we enjoyed a selection of Italian cheeses as well as indulgent chocolate cakes, macarons, and a heavenly tiramisu. Everything was made even better with the option of free flow Ruinart Rose Brut, or if you are really looking to splash out go for their Krug option. A must do on a Sunday if you love champagne brunches as much as we do.





Tosca, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
2263 2270


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SOI 7 Hong Kong


 SOI 7 

 BEEF SALAD
ASIAN BEEF SALAD, TOMATO, CHILI DRESSING

 SPRING CHICKEN
SATAY GRILLED, MISO-COCONUT MARINATED, PEANUT SAUCE

 TUNA TARTARE WONTON "TACOS"
TUNA TARTARE WITH CHILI-LIME TOMATO DRESSING IN A CRISP WONTON SKIN

 STEAMED FISH IN CHILI-LIME BROTH
STEAMED SEA BASS IN A BROTH OF CHILI, LIME JUICE, GARLIC, CORIANDER, CORIANDER ROOT AND PICKLED GARLIC

 PAD THAI LOBSTER
PAD THAI WITH WHOLE BOSTON LOBSTER, BEAN SPROUTS, GARLIC CHIVES, DRIED SHRIMP, TOFU AND PEANUTS

 LAMB RACK
NEW ZEALAND LAMB RACK LEMONGRASS-CRUSTED WITH A FRESH HERB SALAD

 MANGO CHEESECAKE
CLASSIC TANGY AND SWEET MANGO CHEESECAKE

 CINNAMON SPICED OLD FASHIONED
JIM BEAM BOURBON, INFUSED CINNAMON AND STAR ANISE SYRUP, A COUPLE DASHES OF BITTERS AND A CINNAMON STICK 

 BETEL MARTINI
GREY GOOSE VODKA, PERNOD, FRESH LIME JUICE AND HOUSE SUGAR SYRUP MIXED WITH BETEL LEAVES


SOI 7, the new Thai spot to hit Wyndham Street, is the perfect mix of lively atmosphere, delicious fare and fun cocktails to match. We loved the industrial and stylish interiors and were excited to start our meal off with a few fresh and innovative cocktails such as their Betel Martini using Grey Goose Vodka, Pernod, fresh lime juice and house sugar syrup with betel leaves, and, our favourite cocktail of the night, the Cinnamon Spiced Old Fashioned with Jim Beam Bourbon, infused cinnamon and star anise syrup, bitters and a cinnamon stick. Their menu incorporates authentic Thai dishes with a modern twist and we loved the crispy and sharing friendly Tuna Tartare Wonton "Tacos" and the juicy and flavourul satay grilled, miso-coconut marinated spring chicken with peanut sauce to start. Must try mains are their impressive Pad Thai Lobster using a whole Boston lobster, bean sprouts, garlic chives, dried shrimp, tofu and peanuts, and their very flavourul Steamed Sea Bass in a broth of chili, lime juice, garlic, coriander, coriander root and pickled garlic. A great addition to Wyndham Street.





Soi 7, G/F, 57 Wyndham Street, Central
2840 0041