Fresh Food: The Latest Hong Kong Dining News

Fresh Food, with two hot new Repulse openings, smaller spots from Central to Causeway, and the last days of Restaurant Week. 

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We’ve been away for the past couple weeks, a well-deserved break for our tiny team over the Chinese New Year holidays. But the restaurant scene is still chugging along, and with our own 1st anniversary soon approaching, we have plenty in store for you over the next few months at FoodCourt. But before all that, let’s get into this long-delayed Fresh Food.

First up, from the folks that brought us artsy Sheung Wan French restaurant, Bibo (73%), comes a surfer-themed American diner out in the quickly burgeoning The Pulse in Repulse Bay. Like its sister restaurant, Hotshot (above) is filled with expensive street-styled art, while its menu focuses on classic staples such as burgers, hot dogs and the like.

Hotshot is kicking things off in style, with a full weekend of free concerts starting March 12 and featuring such old-school names as Naughty by Nature, Basement Jaxx and Kenny Dope. You can RSVP starting tomorrow from here.

Also recently opened at The Pulse, Meen & Rice, the latest project form Yenn Wong of 22 Ships (74%) and Duddell’s (61%) fame. It’s serving up Canto comfort food, including congee, barbecued meats and wonton meen.

Back in town, Timon is a new tapas spot on Ship Street in Wan Chai. The menu features mostly seafood, sourced directly from Hong Kong’s wet markets or flown in from Spain. It’s inspired by a mix of Barcelona and San Sebastian style dishes.

Down the road in Causeway Bay is Mita-Seimengo Tsukemen, a new Japanese noodle spot on Tang Lung Street. Located next to such favourites as Butao (72%) and Kanada-ya (78%), it distinguishes itself by serving thick noodles accompanied by a dipping sauce.

Soon to be open on Wellington Street in Central, is Tycoon Tann, a new upscale Chinese restaurant that promises authentic dishes. And just down the road, traditional tapas spot Numero 15 has closed down, but its more contemporary big sister down the road, Mesa 15 (64%), is still going strong.

Finally, don’t forget that Restaurant Week is still going on through to March 8. It’s not always the best deal, but with places like Osteria (78%), Steak Frites by The Butchers Club (74%) and The Blue Butcher (75%) still able to be reserved, there are decent meals to be had for not-bad prices.

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