AS Hong Kong welcomes the new year of the Metal Rat, the newly opened Ming Court in Wan Chai springs into view. Offering fine dining and traditional flavours with modern cooking techniques, the space is helmed by Culinary Director, Tsang Chiu King, the same chef who ran Ming Court at Langham Place Hotel and won two Michelin stars.
Standout dishes include sautéed tiger prawn slices with asparagus; steamed scallops stuffed with minced shrimp and crab roe; and braised winter melon, carrot and white fungus in superior broth.
For visitors, dates or anyone suitably impressive, diners can also book the Chef’s Table, where up to 10 people will look directly into the kitchen and have chefs explain more about different ingredients.
Ming Court, Wan Chai, Level 2, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; phone +852 2878 1212.
Everyone became very excited when Fortnum & Mason was rumoured to be opening in Hong Kong late last year and now it has. Located inside K11 Musea – Hong Kong’s newest art-focused destination – Fortnum’s 181 offers spectacular views over Victoria Harbour in an extremely decadent setting. Enjoy lunch, dinner or traditional afternoon tea here, with a seasonal menu offering classic dishes such as beef Wellington, Welsh rarebit and Knickerbocker Glory.
The enormous 7,000sq-ft space is split over two levels, with a shop on the ground floor so you can pretend that you too live in an English manor house and deck it out accordingly with fine bone china and tea sets. Humour aside, it’s superb for specially blended teas, and freshly baked biscuits and staple deli items including salmon and cheese for one’s next dinner party.
Fortnum’s 181, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Pirata Group and masterminds behind Pici – the incredibly simple but delicious pasta joint – have thrown themselves into the new year with the launch of their latest Italian restaurant, The Pizza Project. Livening up Peel Street in SoHo, it has the same no-nonsense one-page menu concept of Pici — this time with a focus on authentic, homemade pizzas made with simple but fresh ingredients.
Expect a fun, contemporary interior, an affordable beverages list, and a handful of well-thought-out starters and desserts to complement the provincial pizzas.
The Pizza Project, G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong.