Another 2-for-1 Soho Monday deal and this time, we tried McSorleys.
McSorley’s serves British pub food …so of course, we got the classics:
Beef & Guiness Pie…. flakey and buttery crust..
lots of thick cut beef.. but kind of tough..
fish and chips… the skin was kinda soggy…
brownie with vanilla ice-cream… weirdest tasting brownie ever.. it didn’t taste chocolately nor fudgy enough… and the vanilla ice-cream tasted like soy…
FAIM? un peu…
McSorley’s Ale House
55 Elgin Street, SOHO, Central
Tel: 2522 2646
My mentor and I met up for lunch and she suggested la terrazza bar & grill. It’s the only upscale western restaurant around Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza/City Hall.
The restaurant is located on the roof of city hall and has a large expanse of outdoor patio.
Surprisingly, the restaurant was all full!
I ordered a hamburger (88HKD) which only came with a drink. I had to pay an extra 15HKD for soup and salad, but the portions were generous.
The hamburger wasn’t good at all.. the patty tasted weird.. and the bread was too fluffy…. The fries were thick cut.. and not crispy…
FAIM? non non…
la terrazza bar & grill
Garden Roof, No. 1 Yuen Wo Road Shatin Town Hall, Sha Tin
My foodie aunt took me to this new Taiwanese restaurant on Leighton Street.
The restaurant has a really cool vintage decor and is has less than 20 seats.
I ordered a Taiwanese pork chop with thick egg noodles, which also came with a choice of a soft drink. The pork chop was pretty good.. very flavourful (probably marinated before deep frying) and was juicy. The noodles were chewy but tasted kinda plain because there weren’t any sauce…
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
G/F., 122 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2805 6665
I’ve recently joined a gym and have been going almost every day after work. To not waste the effort put into working out, I’ve been looking for healthier dining options. One of my finds is Mana!
Mana! specializes in organic, vegan and raw food.. perfect for an after gym meal!
Most of the seats are outdoors…. kindly like in an alley? But you wouldn’t know by the way they decorated the space!
Mana! Bliss Flat (avocado, hummus, cucumber and spinach wrapped with organic brick oven-baked flatbreads)…. This was my half.. and it’s very filling .. but kinda expensive at 75HKD.
large salad (mix of peas, beans, roasted vegetables and quinoa)… There’s 2 sizes for salads (small for 65HKD and large for 95HKD. The small box on display seemed kind of small so we got a large. It turns out they fill the box past the rim….. so much food that my friend had the leftover for next day’s lunch!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
Mana! Fast Slow Food
92 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone:+852 2851 1611
I’ve finally finished posting about my Kyoto/Osaka trip! So now.. I’ll blog about my recent HK eats before blogging about South America. For some reason, I’ve been eating a lot of Korean food lately! Another restaurant I tried is K-Roll, a takeaway restaurant located in Sheung Wan.
Bulgogi K-roll …not flavourful and kind of dry… not worth $48..
crab salad K-roll… this was the special of the day.. better than the bulgogi roll cause it has mayo, which makes the roll less dry..
shrimp korrito (aka. korean-burrito)….this was pretty good… love the different textures from all the fillings (tempura, avocado, veggies, fried dumpling skin)…
interesting concept.. I wish there were more Korean takeout places but it’s kind of expensive for takeout lunch…
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
Shop 6A, G/F, Sen Fat Building, 6 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
Tel: 2234 5505
During the summer, Ichiran opened in Hong Kong with much enthusiasm from the public. Since Ichiran is opened 24 hours.. there were lineups from 7am-5am!! Crazy! The lineups were on average 3-4 hours during peak hours!!!!
Obviously, I had to try HK’s Ichiran since I’ve been to the one in Osaka. I went on a Friday at 5:45pm and only had to wait 30 minutes! By the time I left, the line was around 2 hours!
Basically, this panel is just a decoration because unlike Osaka, the staff in HK shows the customers to their seats.
solitude- style dining…
a bit different from Japan.. the curtain wasn’t closed until the ramen was delivered.. so you can hear and see what’s going on behind seating stalls….. kinda ruins the whole solitary dining atmosphere…
tofu appetizer and dessert… this is only available in Hong Kong. 2 tofu puddings come with each order.
you’re supposed to eat the first pudding as is…. it’s really thick and has a strong sesame taste…
then you eat the ramen… which was extremely oily, compared to Japan…
and then have the last pudding, in which you pour the syrup… pretty good.. but for 20HKD… kinda expensive!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
Ground Floor, Lockhart House, Block A, 440 Jaffe Road,Causeway Bay
Tel: 2152 4040
Another new overseas restaurant to land in HK is School Food. School Food is a popular Korean fusion chain restaurant from Seoul and obviously, there are guaranteed lineups.
Got there before 6 and I had to line up for only 5 minutes. Score!
You can’t really see but the neon signs on the wall says the food served.. Topoki, rice, soup etc..
Bloomingmari .. I thought it was their tagline cause I see it in their ads.. but it turns out to be a Kimbap (roll) dish..
blooming mari (beef kimbap)… love this fusion version.. egg wrapped outside, beef and pickles inside. This was served warm.. never had warm kimbap before. yumm!
squid ink mari….squid ink rice rolled around fried calamari and pickles and wrapped in seaweed… this was soo yummy! slightly spicy though…
loved the presentation of the kimbap rolls.. so artistic! pan grilled butter bibimbap with pickles (soy)
deconstructed view… usually bibimbap is made up of vegetables, pickles and meat but this version has egg, pickles and shredded meat…this tasted sooooooo buttery.. the butter made the rice taste very smooth while the meat and pickles gave this dish a crunch factor.. yummm
I love the fusion food at School Food.. I’ll probably go back in the near future to try out their fusion topoki (with carbonara sauce!)
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
Shop 1302, 13/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2480 3666