Hong Kong has every cuisine under the sun. Sometimes, though, you just long for that one favourite meal! Here are four options for popular restaurant outings – from Japanese and Mexican to seafood and comfort food!
When You’re Craving … Japanese
Katsumoto Sando Bar is all about the sando, or Japanese-style sandwich. The flagship restaurant in Soho has become a favourite among diners seeking a Japanese modern fusion dining experience. Matching a colourful and striking interior is a menu by Chef Sean Mell (ex-Nobu) that has plenty of flair, from the renowned signature Wagyu Sando, to the Chilean Sea Bass Sando and Pork Katsu Sando. There’s much more, too, from vegan options to cold dishes, plus exclusive items offered during weekend brunch, including Chicken Karaage Mochi Waffle, Bacon & Egg Cheese Sando and Uni Onsen Egg. Finally, don’t miss the special cocktail concoctions, including the likes of The Geisha and The Last Samurai.
Basement, 67 Hollywood Road, Behind Man Hing Lane Building, Soho, Central
2511 6860 | Facebook & Instagram @katsumotosando
When You’re Craving … Mexican
Located on the corner of Third Street and Eastern Street in Sai Ying Pun, El Macho is an intimate neighbourhood restaurant that stands out with colourful wall art that takes inspiration from El Dia de los Muertos (“The Day of the Dead”). Inside, colourful sombreros and more striking murals complete the look. The drinks list boasts an impressive range of tequilas and Mexican cocktails – don’t miss the Mango Margarita, or, for a kick, the Jalapeno version! – and the food menu is full of Mexican favourites: nachos, quesadillas, burritos, tacos and fajitas, plus plenty of options for vegetarians.
1 Third Street, Sai Yin Pun
2523 2488 | Facebook & Instagram @elmachohk
When You’re Craving … Seafood
Opened in February 2020 in the heart of Sai Ying Pun, Lobster Shack is a seafood spot that serves all the classic coastal comfort fare you can imagine in a warm and inviting setup. The menu features a renowned threetiered seafood tower that comes stacked with oysters, smoked salmon, potted crab, whole lobster, mussels and shrimp; and don’t miss crowd favourites like lobster mac and cheese, lobster roll, and the mouthwatering pot of mussels with fries. There are vegetarian options, too, including a tasty-sounding wild mushroom linguine.
6-8 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun
2381 8138 | Facebook & Instagram @Lobstershackhk
When You’re Craving … Comfort Food
Located in the prime foodie location of High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Flying Pig Bistro is a chilled out spot for a brunch, a set lunch or a delicious spread of à la carte items ranging from ribs and roasts to pastas, burgers and more. There are junk packages available, too, if you’re heading out on the water.
Meanwhile, just around the corner, and fresh from a recent refurb, is Flying Pig Deli, which serves up equally comforting bites – think tasty chicken wings, barbecue favourites and healthy salads – while also having an emphasis on takeaway. It’s a dog-friendly space too!
Flying Pig Bistro: 62 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
Flying Pig Deli: 52-56 Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun
IG @flyingpigbistro | @flyingpigdeli
FB @flyingpigbistrohk | @flyingpigdelihk
Find out more about all of these venues at bistro-concept.com
This article first appeared in the City Guide 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.