Restaurants come and go in Hong Kong, faster than the colours in Alvin Leung’s hair . This week Hong Kong is no exception, with two promising new restaurants appearing on the scene in Tsim Sha Tsui.
You have probably noticed the plethora of new malls appearing in Tsim Sha Tsui (almost enough to rival Singapore). The looming and aptly named iSQUARE boasts a bunch of casual new eateries. For those looking for a more secluded dining experience after a day of shopping, try Guo Fu Lou. If you’re in iSQUARE and have a group of between six and 12, this is probably the place to go. With some of the Fook Lam Moon staff on board, the menu is fairly traditional, so if you feel like Cantonese with a harbour view, book into one of their nine private suites. The chef recommends the steamed sandwiches of boneless chicken, jinhua ham and shiitake mushrooms or the lobster (baked with soup or fried with black bean and chilli sauce).
If you are in Tsim Sha Tsui with nowhere to eat (because your group numbers don’t fit Guo Fu Lou’s requirements), try Xiao Nan Guo. The popular Shanghainese restaurant chain has opened its fourth branch in Kowloon on the 10th floor of One Peking. Also with a nice view of the harbour, come here for your drunken chicken or braised pork belly “grandma’s recipe” fix.
Xiao Nan Guo : 10/f, One Peking, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Guo Fu Lou: 31/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Photo: Lobster at Guo Fu Lou