Because Hong Kong’s dining scene is ever changing, we want to give you a heads up about all the latest restaurants that have opened in our city this month. From the latest Mexican restaurant to hit Hong Kong and the newest Japanese izakaya, to the re-opening of Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, here’s where we’re eating this month.
Due to open at the end of March by restaurateur, Ivan Pun, The Pansodan is bringing traditional Burmese fare to Hong Kong. Myanmar shares a border with China, India and Thailand, so diners can expect the menu to play host to an eclectic menu of plates influenced by this mix of cultures (all with a distinctive Burmese flair and a modern twist). The menu will be split into five sections: Bites, Salads, Noodles, Meats and Seafood, and will include everything from the classic tea leaf salad, to Rakhine fish curry, Shan-style tofu noodles and much more. Guests can also expect The Pansodan to serve up a range of herbaceous cocktails, including The Yangon 75, a concoction of gin, lemongrass and champagne, and the Mandalay Spritz – a refreshing take on the traditional, but featuring pomelo and mint.
The Pansodan, The Laneway, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thepansodan
Opening this month, Silencio is the latest venture from award-winning hospitality group, Le Comptoir. Set to be a contemporary Japanese izakaya, with a live entertainment twist, Silencio promises to recreate the vibrant ambience of Japan’s much-loved drinking dens, complete with sleek interiors, an impressive line-up of live jazz and a menu of reimagined Japanese favourites. The kitchen will be helmed by Sean Mell, previously the Executive Chef of NOBU Hong Kong, and will use premium seasonal ingredients and modern techniques, to bring a refined rendition of traditional Japanese izakaya dishes into the heart of Hong Kong.
Silencio, 6/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/silenciohk
Previously located on Wyndham Street, Bread Street Kitchen has now found a new home at the top of The Peak! It’s set to serve up homemade British comfort food, mixed with European influences in a casual and welcoming setting. The restaurant will feature everything from fish & chips, beef wellington and shepherd’s pie, to fried buffalo chicken burger, a range of flat breads, and a crowd-pleasing Chocolate Fondant for dessert. As well as offering all-day dining options, BSK will also be open for breakfast and cocktails, so is sure to be a much-loved destination for tourists and locals alike.
Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Shop G02, G/F, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/BSKHongKong
Newly opened in Causeway Bay, Eat Darling Eat is a Modern Chinese Dessert shop, serving iconic local desserts such as tong sui, egg tarts and pineapple buns. Aiming to bring happiness to its diners (by allowing them to rediscover their childhood desserts in a design-centric environment), this dessert shop is sure to be a hit with those with a sweet tooth and those who love a bit of nostalgia! Items on the menu that are set to bring in the crowds include EDE’s homemade Pineapple Buns filled with pineapple custard ($38); the Sichuan Pepper ($48), which consists of scoops of the ice cream, enhanced by the spicy taste of Sichuan peppercorns topped with candied bacon; Lava Cake ($78), a decadent Valrhona dark chocolate filled cake; and Matcha Cake ($58), a sweet caramel sponge cake topped with caramelised banana, and finished with scoops of matcha ice cream.
While Eat Darling Eat is serving mainly fun and playful desserts, it also offers a la carte savoury dishes for lunch and dinner (alongside an extensive coffee, tea and cocktail menu). What’s more on Saturday, 2 March, the new dessert shop will be celebrating its opening by giving away 100 free pineapple buns to hungry Hong Kongers!
Eat Darling Eat, Shop 17, G/F 11-19 Great George Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/eat.darling
Opened by Bistro Concept (the people behind Flying Pig Bistro and Flying Pig Deli), El Macho is Hong Kong’s latest Mexican addition. Found in Sai Yin Pun, the menu has been created by chef Thomas Chan, and features a variety of favorites such as tacos and fajitas, alongside unique regional dishes. Guests can expect a lively and colourful atmosphere, with sombreros hung on the walls and ceilings, hand-painted walls and candy-skull embossed glasses, alongside signature dishes such as beef fajitas ($118), chicken quesadilla ($98), fish tacos ($88), seafood ceviche ($138) and Mexican wings ($78).
El Macho, 1 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/elmachohk
Fusing both restaurant and night club, Ignis is opening its door in LKF’s California Tower this month. Spanning two floors, the upstairs level will play home to a sophisticated restaurant, serving up contemporary European cuisine, while the downstairs area will feature a spacious lounge, with the promise of transforming into an exciting club come nightfall. Guests can expect to top off their multi-sensory experience at Ignis with its range of original cocktails, made with quality homemade ingredients and infusions.
Ignis by Linx, 1 & 2/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ignis.hongkong