Five Favourite Restaurants with Toby So of BCN, The Bites & Co. and Home Place.
Toby So isn't a normally the kind of person we'd spotlight in Five Favourite. He's a restaurant owner, not a chef, but he has much more authority in his kitchen than most cooks.
With three restaurants under his name, including Central tapas favourite BCN (76%), So strives for hearty, classic cuisine. And that's reflected in his favourite restaurant choices, each a mirror of his own efforts, with high-quality food served at affordable prices in inviting, often homestyle settings.
With a guaranteed stunning view of Victoria Harbor, together with a very memorable lobster soup and signature appetizers, the dining experience here never goes wrong. They also have an open-terrace bar area for an after dinner cocktail.
Located in a hidden area of Tsim Sha Tsui, this restaurant offers such special dishes as giant ling cod, from head to tail. My favorite dish there though, is gung fu steamed fish, with only cut green-stems used to cover the fish, so it can also be treated as a special veggie dish.
Perfect service from the Landmark Mandarin management, everything is done perfectly to accommodate, from sommelier all the way through to dish server. And of course, they provide the highest quality food without any disappointments.
Though it’s located in a rather downtown area in Kowloon, out in Mei Foo Garden, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their prices relative to the food quality. This place is managed by a Japanese couple who are sushi masters, and if you were in town, you’d pay at least double in town for the same quality food.
It’s a hidden area in Prince Edward, operated by a local family ranging from father to son. Don’t miss their stir-fried cuttlefish coated with salty egg. It goes down really well with a few Tsing Taos.