November Eats: New Menu, New Places

4 November 2015

For those of you who are always on the hunt, here are some 'New Menu, New Eats' to check out this month! 

Jinjuu, London’s stylish & modern Korean restaurant and bar, is coming to Hong Kong, set to open this November in Lan Kwai Fong’s California Tower. Founded by French trained Korean-American Londoner Judy Joo, Jinjuu is a modern take on Korean tastes giving guests a dining experience that is not traditionally Korean, but uniquely Korean.
Jinjuu brings the modern Korean Anju culture of ‘eating while drinking’ to street level in LKF. “Jinjuu is based on the Korean philosophy that drinking should always be accompanied by good food. At Jinjuu, the focus is as much on food as cocktails.” says Judy.

With Hong Kong now abundant with modern Korean style restaurants, we definately can't wait to sink our teeth into their menu, which will encompass both classic and street food fare. Highlights will include the tasty selection of Anju such as Jinjuu Prawn Crackers, and Jinjuu Carnitas Fries, an assortment of Korean Tacos, K-Town Mini Slider Buns, Mandoo - Korean dumplings, signature Korean Fried Chicken, mains to share from Off the Grill Ssam Platters and Bibimbap Bowls. Expect French style desserts with Korean touches. 

UG/F, 32 D’aguilar Street,
Central, Hong Kong

Home to a wine bar, a music venue with some solid DJ's putting the heat back on with the vinyls, and a restaurant - MyHouse is NOW OPEN. Located at Wan Chai’s QRE Plaza, MyHouse will surely be the next 'go-to' place for creative minds. The restaurant of the venue serves a variety of European style shared plates, natural wines, music for the soul and beer.
Executive Chef Peter Birks brings his personal take on European classics, sharing what he loves with house guests. “Here, you have a chance to try a variety of things off the menu and share it with family and friends. It’s simply not as much fun having one dish to yourself anymore. When you come over, you want to try all the best dishes...” They suggest starting with the signature appetizers, Grilled scamorza wrapped in serrano ham, finished with Pedro Ximenez sherry (HKD 138) and Octopus, garlic lemon whipped potato, chili and smoked paprika (HKD 168). Next move on to the Porcini rubbed short-rib with aged balsamic, pictured above (HKD 458) with My Sweet House Corn (HKD 88) on the side. 

202 Queen’s Road East,
26/F QRE Plaza,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
+852 2323 1715

Momotaro brings a fresh touch to Hong Kong’s Japanese restaurant scene; classy yet modern, a bar and a restaurant, with smooth DJ beats on the weekends going late into the evening. Delight in Momotaro's Japanese fusion sushi before you head out for the night, since the restaurant has made it's home on the border of Central and Sheung Wan. Momotaro aims to be a hip yet unpretentious destination for food as well as drinks, with a focus on Chef Masaaki Aoyama’s LA inspired fusion Japanese cuisine, top notch sushi and sashimi along with inventive cocktails and a wide selection of sake and Japanese whiskies as well as beers. 

UG/F, The Wellington, 
198 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2865 0005

Open since 2nd November, Osteria Felice - this NEW Italian restaurant is great for those traditonal Italian favorites, cooked in traditional cooking styles from various regions in Italy. Each dish is given modern twists, changed seasonally, encapsulating the whole of Italia, under one roof.

Check out the Tuscan classic, Garganelli with pork & beef ragu; and Oxtail Tortellini in beef consommé with black truffles – nourishing and soothing, perfect for this fall season. For something a little bit more decadent, check out the Free Range Egg & Soft Polenta white truffles & pecorino, a deliciously satisfying combination of flavors.  Also available every day is fresh seafood; try the Grilled Octopus with Spiced Potato Salad & Celery, prepared by slow cooking. 

Osteria Felice also serves authentic Neapolitan Traditional Pizzas, made in a new high-tech electric baking brick oven. The precisely controlled high baking temperatures ensure that the edge of the crust is crispy but not burned, and the centre remains soft, light, airy and perfect. 

For the after work crowd, gourmet snacks are served complimentary, during happy hours [5pm-9pm], paired perfectly with their extensive 'by-the-glass' collection of wines (more than 20 wines from around the world.) 

Shop 16-21, G/F., Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road, Central
Hong Kong
+852 2516 6166

Fish Schoolpart of Yenn Wong’s JIA Group [which also includes 208 Duecento Otto, 22 Ships, Duddell’s (2 Michelin stars), Chachawan, Ham & Sherry, Aberdeen Street Social, and Meen & Rice粥粉麵飯 (located in Repulse Bay)] is NOW OPEN. Seafood lovers can expect a fish-focused restaurant serving modern multi-cultural Hong Kong cuisine that encourages exploration and discovery of the local resources that seafaring fishermen and dried seafood vendors have to offer.

Fresh caught fish is offered on the daily and dished up with a variety of cooking methods. The catch of the day can be baked in a sea salt and herb crust, grilled over charcoal, steamed in sea kelp, pan-fried with brown butter or oven roasted with olive oil and herbs. Large crustaceans from the tank, sourced each morning from the market is also available. 
In addition to the vast selection of seafood on the menu, Fish School offers the highest-quality beef and chicken for the charcoal grill, sourced directly from Australia and Europe. The menu includes a D.A. Asturian “Casina” Beef Ribeye for two (HKD1200), Australian Wagyu Bavette (HKD330) and Long Kong Chicken (HKD290).

Fish School Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 6:00pm to midnight (last orders at 10:30pm)

100 Third Street,
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

TAPAGRIA, No fuss Spanish al fresco restaurant on the 18th Floor of THE ONE in TST - launches a NEW Autumn menu. If you haven't been to this restaurant before, around since 2013, Tapagria is still one of our favorite places to go with friends, when in search for a brunch with a view of our beloved Home-Kong. 

Tapagria is home to one of the most extensive selection of over 40 varieties of red, white, rosé and cava sangrias. We love the "Honeymoon" Sangria, made with white wine, pear vodka, pears, strawberries and lime, and the red wine-based BCN (Barcelona) crafted with blackcurrant, raspberry vodka and a selection of fresh berries.

CLICK HERE to read more.

18/F, The One, 
100 Nathan Rd, 
Tsim Sha Tsui,
+852 2147 0111 

Now Soft Open in the heart of Central, Tartine is Hong Kong's newest restaurant, where not just the Parisiens, us too can enjoy in a little bit of French luxury, specializing in all things Tartine. With the demand of fresh and healthy food still running strong in Hong Kong, Tartine is one to not miss, as this new two-storied establishment looks to reinterpret the farm-to-table dining experience. 

CLICK HERE to read more.

2nd floor & 3rd floor, the Mood at Lyndhurst,  
38-42 Lyndhurst Terrace, 
+852 2808 0752