Many restaurants have been popping up in Hong Kong lately. Asian Palate presents a list of new restaurants to try this summer.
Shop 1, G/F, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tel: +852 2721-3600
Named after the ancient Egyptian sun god, Ra gives diners a new Egyptian option when they arrive at Tsim Sh Tsui. Located on the stretch of Mody Road with its seafront bars and restaurants, Ra has a Mediterranean-inspired décor with an alfresco dining area set in front of the spectacular panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour.
Diners can take in the alfresco evening air as they indulge in exotic drinks and fruit flavored shishas (Egyptian water pipe) as an aperitif. Alternatively, head straight to the dining room to enjoy chef Maged Makram’s creations. Chef Makram has worked at the Sheraton Hotel & Fairmont Hotel in Cairo and possesses over 20 years of experience in preparing authentic Middle East and Egypt cuisine. Here’s hoping that Ra will provide an authentic Middle Eastern experience, something that Hong Kong currently just does not have enough of.
Shop 210, Silvercord Tower, 30 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tel: +852 2957-8893
If there is one thing that people in Hong Kong love more than ramen and queuing, it has got to be queuing for ramen. With the opening of Ippudo, ramen-lovers will have a new mecca to wait in line at. Founded in 1985, Ippudo is a popular Japanese chain started by Shigemi Kawahara that has over 60 restaurants in Japan, as well as other cities such as New York and Singapore.
Ippudo hails from Fukuoka in Kyushu and its creamy pork bone broth and springy noodles has made it one of the most popular and well-known ramen chains in both Japan and abroad. The newest outlet here in Hong Kong’s Silvercord in Tsim Sha Tsui is relatively large: that combined with the fact that you are able to wait in line in the air-conditioned coolness of the shopping mall definitely makes this new ramen shop a more palatable option in the summer heat than Butao in Central or Daruma in Tai Hang.
66 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: +852 3125-3000
Ever since we watched Wong Kai- Wai’s In the Mood for Love all those years ago, we had always had a romantised version of Hong Kong in the 1960s. Barring a time machine, the closest we can get to that era is the new Loyal Dining, a retro 60s themed Chinese restaurant that just opened on Wellington Street in Central. Loyal Dining’s menu will offer a variety of all-time local favourites such as pigeon simmered in homemade sweet soya sauce; and baked lobster and seafood with fried rice. Also, they will also be the first and only place in Central to offer freshly made dim sum late into the night, from 10pm to 2am; enabling diners to have a Chinese option other than Tsui Wah for their midnight cravings.
Shop 9, 1/F, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
Tel: +852 3160-8535
Taking Le Fauchon’s location on Johnston Road is Koh Thai, who is extending their business from Wyndham Street to Wan Chai. Serving authentic Thai cuisine, the restaurant in Central is a success with its modern setting and quality food. Furthermore, they had invited chef Tiger, who has worked at the five-star hotel Dusit Thani Bangkok, to prepare the best selections from Thailand.
To view a complete list of recent reviews and restaurant openings in Hong Kong, visit Asia Tatler Dining .