Fresh Food, with a hip new Korean place, a piri-piri chicken spot, a couple chefs coming to town, and a cool Fringe Club pop-up.
Another week, another Fresh Food. Things are still a little slow going on around town, and we’re sure they’ll pick up once Chinese New Year rolls round in a couple weeks. With that, here’s this week’s news.
First up, a new Korean restaurant has cropped up on the burgeoning Aberdeen Street in Central. Moyo serves modern dishes from the country – think fried chicken and the like – and is tapping into the hipster vibe with its trendy design scheme and location right across the street from PMQ.
Nearby is Flaming Frango (above), a new Staunton Street restaurant that’s pushing piri-piri chicken. It’s certainly not the first place to serve it in town – Flames (71%) in Quarry Bay does a decent one – but it might be the only spot exclusively offering that type of chicken.
And despite all the internet gossip, we hear that popular Lan Kwai Fong Greek restaurant Souvla (75%) is staying put – for now at least, and until their lease expires. They’re still planning on moving, but no word on where that may be.
In chef news, this is really late notice, but The Pawn (70%) is welcoming back chef Tom Aikens tonight for a special dinner – he spearheaded the recent relaunch and while there’s no word on what Aikens will be offering, it’s sure to be interesting. Also, chef Willy Trullas, the man behind Fofo by El Willy (76%), is dropping by his namesake restaurant on February 4 for a special menu of wild winter specialties, including pigeon, hake, black truffles and more.
Finally, this is interesting: this weekend, January 30 to 31, the Fringe Club will be hosting a special pop-up featuring East Indies, a new restaurant concept. It'll be teaming up with watercolour artist Tam Kwam Yuen for two nights of Indonesian dishes, clever cocktails and modern art. Dishes are just $60 to $80, so it’s an affordable night out. More details here.
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