Fresh Food: The Latest Hong Kong Dining News

Fresh Food, featuring yet another Mexican spot, two Japanese-influence restaurants, a pop-up series of dinners, and free Saturday sandwiches. 

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We’ve been a bit slack with updates here at FoodCourt, a combination of pushing forward on our new redesigned site and a general lack of news around town. But we’re back with a bang this week and have plenty to tell you about. Let’s get going on this week’s Fresh Food.

First up, yet another Mexican spot has opened up in town, this time bringing in fusion influences. Ga Gi Nang (above) is located on the quickly burgeoning hipster neighbourhood on Shek Tong Tsui, on Po Tuck Street. Expect pork belly with kimchi, that sort of thing.

Next, Napoli’s Pizza & Caffe, a new pizza spot on Carnarvon Road in Tsim Sha Tsui blending Italian methods with bizarre Japanese-style ingredients, including maple syrup. Also Japanese-influenced, Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine, a cutesy new spot opening later this week on Canton Road in Yau Mau Tei. It’s exactly as you’d expect: Hello Kitty-styled dim sum.

For buffet fans, Palette is an all-you-can-eat spot in the newly opened Hotel Sav – in classic local-style, there’s plenty of seafood on offer. And in moving news, after nearly two decades on Shelley Street, Dutch restaurant Orange Tree (70%) has moved to Lan Kwai Fong, taking over the spot formerly occupied by Harlan Goldstein’s failed Comfort.

With the property market refusing to cool down, it makes sense that entrepreneurial restaurateurs will try the world of pop-ups. The latest is Test Kitchen, a new venture based heavily on Los Angeles’ Dinner Lab series. They take an up-and-coming chef and throw them into a one-night-only dinner at a secret location. The first featured American chef Kwame Onwuachi at Man Mo Café (72%), and you can keep updated with new events at testkitchen.com

Finally, who said there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch? This Saturday April 18, Rummin’ Tings (76%) will be dishing out 500 Caribbean-styled sandwiches between 2pm to 5pm. Knowing our city’s predilection for free shit, we’d recommend getting there early.

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