Monday, August 17, 2009

Sevva night

I read somewhere in Sydney Morning Herald that this is a must go place whilst you visit in Hong Kong. The place is called SEVVA located in Central. We made a booking for 8:30pm. Kinda late for dinner, but we had no option as this is the only time slot they can fit us.

Finally reached the location after getting lost for about 10 minutes, it is on level 25 of a building in CBD area. Sevva has everything under one roof, from bakery, bar, lounge, dining area, and terrace to enjoy view of Hong Kong. I don't think Sydney has anything this sexy.

I was expecting a place full of youngsters. Nahhhhhhhh not really true, it's really weird that you get a good mixture ranging from family dinner (with their teenage children), birthday celebration gang, dating couple, uni students gang, expats.

One of the manager took our order for the night with Montblanc pen. Jaw dropped.

I took some photos, but they are not that great, either too dark/ too bright, anyway here's our sins of the night . . .

Entree - Lobster pancake
Entree - Foie grass

Entree - Crab meat in crab shell

Main - Sea bass w king scallops on asparagus cream

Main - Steak with baby vegies

Dessert - I think we ordered pear tart in filo pastry

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View 3 - if you look down

All of the food right from the start till the end are all good, well presented, really fresh and of course taste good. Service is good, they are attentive and fast.

My friend ordered peppermint tea and OMG, this is the best peppermint tea ever I have ever tried. Very fragrant, strong, and after 3x water refill, was still strong. You can buy this peppermint tea from their bakery, I wanted to buy a box to bring back, at HKD 320 ... errr I think I need to downgrade my tastebud for peppermint tea. Twinings/ Taylors of Harrogate will do for now.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Flossy Pork Egg Rolls

A friend recommended this great snack invention to me and I can certify myself "100% addicted". This not so attractive looking snack is called Flossy Pork Egg Rolls (in XO sauce).

I bought it from Aji-Ichiban Hong Kong. Reasonably priced at HKD 38 per box, or HKD 50 for 2 box. Omgggg, it just melts in your mouth, the pork floss combined with the egg rolls is just divine. Perfect amount of pork floss, perfect thickness of egg rolls. Yummmmm. Once you start, you can't stop, it is very addictive.

It is such a pity that I can't bring this back to Australia coz of customs restrictions (no meat products of any form allowed).
Arrrrghhhhhhh....who made this restrictions ??

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Peak Cafe

Good morning Hong Kong ... what a hot and sweaty Saturday !!
We just wanted to take it easy, stroll around SoHo and planning to just randomly pick a nice breakfast place before we go shopping. After a few strolls around the area, we found this tiny and cosy looking cafe called The Peak Cafe. The cafe belongs to the same chain as Cafe Sydney.

Hash brown, grilled tomato, poached eggs, spinach

Baked ricotta pancake with fresh strawberries & maple syrup

It's really yummy, quite surprised with how good they were. Not doughy at all. Strawberries are naturally sweet & I prefer it without the icing sugar.

Waiter/ Waitress all speaks good English which is a relief. The service is pretty good, price is quite reasonable. Happy with the choice today.

Time to continue the adventure after filling our stomach ... IFC mall & outlets we are coming.