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November 6, 2015

Dining on the Scene with Hungry Hong Kong – November 2015

Having just launched his fresh new Hungry Hong Kong website, DSTS columnist, seasoned food blogger, and instagram sensation Daniel Haddad (@danielhungryhk) is back to give us a taste of what’s hot on the city’s food scene. He takes us to try luxe Thai, LA-style Japanese, fiery Sichuan and more. Dig in to his pick of the Top 5 Tables to Try Now

ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB
The Dish: After the success of Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok, the restaurant has opened it’s sister restaurant in Hong Kong and is serving their scrumptious Thai menu created by renowned Chef Ian Kittichai.
Still Hungry for: Banana Blosso And Heart Of Palm Salad, Beef Tenderloin Tartare, Lamb Shank Mussamun Curry, Slow Cooked Smoked Salmon
The Skinny: Each dish features classic Thai flavours served in an innovative and enticing manner ensuring an delicious and memorable dining experience.
25/F, Soundview Plaza 2 – Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, 2154 3048, http://www.issaya.hk/

MR & MRS FOX
The Dish: Located over three floors, boasting stylish industrial design and a buzzing neighborhood atmosphere is Swire Group’s newest dining establishment, Mr and Mrs Fox.
Still Hungry for: Hokkaido Scallops & Normandy Oysters, Icelandic Cod Brandade, 1kg Rangers Valley Porterhouse Steak
The Skinny: An ideal spot for after work drinks, fun date nights, and celebratory dinner parties. Definitely one of Hungry Hong Kong’s must dine spots.
G/F, 23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, 2697 8500, http://www.mrmrsfox.com

MOMOTARO
The Dish: After fifteen years in a Michelin star venue in Los Angeles, Chef Aoayama is now here to bring his fresh ideas to Hong Kong
Still Hungry for: Fresh Sweet Shrimp Tartar With Black Truffle And Caviar, Momo Sashimi Platter, Miso Marinated Foie Gras With Seared Wagyu Beef In Sweet Soy
The Skinny: Momotaro serves up mouthwatering Japanese fusion, enticing cocktails, and a fun atmosphere to match.
UG/F, 198 Wellington Street, Central, 2865 0005, http://momotaro.hk/

FLAMED BY CHILLI FAGARA
The Dish: Flamed by Chilli Fagara presents their much loved spicy Sichuan cuisine but with a modern casual twist. Taking inspiration from the fire breathers of Chinese opera, they bring a menu of  distinctive ma la tang flavors enhanced by non-traditional ingredients.
Still Hungry for: ”Subduing Five Dragosn”Chili Prawns, “Fire Bull Attack” Flamed Rib Eye, “The Unicorn Purse” Smoked Lamb Belly, “Heroine In Green Cloths” Green Bean Salad
The Skinny:The mixture of fire, numbing peppercorns, and unique textures and flavours makes for a truly delicious and unique foodie experience and the casual atmosphere is ideal for a relaxed weeknight dinner. A must visit if you love Sichuan cuisine and are looking for a modern take on the traditional fare.
Shop E, G/F, 51A Graham Street, Central, 2893 3320, http://www.chillifagara.com/

EL MERCADO
The Dish:  El Mercardo serves up Nikkei cuisine, a combination of Japanese and Peruvian flavours, which originated in Peru and was created by Japanese immigrants looking to create a taste of home
Still Hungry for: ”Yema De Huevo” Free Range Raw Egg Infused With Lomo Satado Soy Salsa, “Ika Ceviche” Ohnibe Fish With Leche De Tigere, Sweet Potato And Crispy Calamari Rings, “Del Amazonas Nigiri” Seared Flank Beef With Banana Confit And Quail Egg
The Skinny:We loved use of the fresh ingredients alongside a modern, lively atmosphere.  A great spot if you are looking to try Nikkei cuisine with fresh modern fare.
21/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2388 8009, http://www.elmercado.hk/



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