Fresh Food: The Latest Hong Kong Dining News

Fresh Food, featuring a new chef Que restaurant, plenty of minor openings, and the sad fate of Mavericks.

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Just a few weeks left in 2014 and we’re a little sad to see it go – we've got some major things planned over the next few months at FoodCourt. But before all that, let’s get into this week’s Fresh Food.

First up, one of our favourite chefs, Que Vinh Dang has just opened a new restaurant in Wan Chai. Quest by Que (above) is located on Hennessy Road in Wan Chai, and features an international menu inspired by the chef’s Vietnamese roots and various travels – think contemporary takes on pho, spring rolls etc. Que, if you all remember, used to run the amazing TBLS and he last launched Tipping Point (73%), but we’re not sure if he’s still associated with it.

In other openings, infamous Giando (72%) founder Gianni Caprioli last week opened Eat It, a new casual Italian eatery on Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. And after the success of Sanche (69%) on Gage Street, the owners have launched their second restaurant: U Hang is on the quickly burgeoning High Street in Sai Ying Pun, and focuses on Korean snacks and comfort food.

Also recently launched, a whole host of small spots: Koku Ryu Ramen is a new Japanese noodles spot that’s jumping in pretty late to the quickly dying trend – it’s on Swatow Street in Wan Chai. 3rd Space is a hipster-friendly brunch spot on Po Hing Fong in Sheung Wan. And Classified (72%) is stealing a bit of Limewood’s thunder, by opening a new beach-facing location at The Pulse in Repulse Bay, not far from that Maximal restaurant.

Coming in the middle of this month is Alibi, a new 5,000 square-foot restaurant and bar located at The Langham Place Mong Kok. What puts it above other similar hotel restuarants, is that it’ll feature Tim Bruges as chef de cuisine.

Just one closure this week, and it's a bit of a shocking one: Mavericks, probably the only decent beach bar in town, had a major fire this past week and is closed up till further notice. We're not sure of the exact circumstances, but we'll keep you updated when we hear of anything.

Finally in chef news, famed TV celeb chef Bobby Chin will be dropping by Chom Chom (70%) this Thursday, for a happy hour special: $200 gets you a bunch of bia hoi-style street snacks, as well as free flow Dalat Mule cocktails and Saigon beer. Not a bad deal.

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