Address: 21 Tung Street, Sheung Wan
Category: Contemporary American
Phone Number: 23233633
Tue - Fri: 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun: 11:30 - 22:00
Quantity: above average
Environment and Staff: contemporary, modern, cozy (also dog friendly!)
Overall Rating: 9.50 out of 10.00 (brunch)
Overall Comments: Everything about this place is so perfect. From the dishes to the decor, this is a great representation of modernization. Highly recommended. Checkout their ig for their own great pictures. The owners and chefs genuienly care about their craft.
Duck Confit Burger with Fennel & Pomegranate HKD$195
Must order! I would totally put this as potentially-the-best-burger-list you can find in Hong Kong. Probably their signature dish here and also note that it is unavailable during the night. Hands down one of the cutest, perky egg I have ever seen. The texture of the egg is smooth and runny, contrasting with the slices, shredded lean duck confit. If you’re a fan of crunchiness add the fennel and pomegranate into the mix, that would add extra dimension. The chef has made the right decision not to include any cheese, as it would have spoiled the authentic taste and the juicy content from the duck. Great job modernizing a traditional American burger.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Gravy & Waffles
with aperol soaked watermelon salad
Somehow this is not on the menu provided on the website but nevertheless, this is another great alternate choice. I remember the days when I had chicken waffle every weekend in America (LA) because vast majority brunch places have this. However in Hong Kong it is hard to find chicken waffle, let alone high qualified ones. Therefore, it is safe to assume this is one of the best here. They decided to use hot gravy though, which I was expecting maple syrup (sorry I'm Canadian), nevertheless, I was in awe when I quickly devoured this. The fried chicken is extremely tender and young on the inside. You will feel the stark contrast as the top layer grazes against the walls of your mouth while the other side slides around like a baby's bottom. The hot gravy adds taste but I would suggest putting more on the crunchy, hot waffle instead of flooding the chicken in case of ruining it. Nothing to pick on the waffle, which is toasted to golden and crisp. The addition of some watermelon cubes are a welcoming addition, however I do not believe they offer much to the already amazing dish.
I would certainly return to this restaurant. You know the chef and the owners genuinely care about their craft when everything is organized to fit into one big picture. The place is cozy and situated on a quieter street in one of the busiest neighborhood -- downtown Central. The decor feels modern, a little dark and mysterious but also inviting from the windows. I went on a weekend and they were shooting their own pictures for Instagram, and if you examine their account, they have wonderfully crafted photos which I am ashamed to say even I do not have such standards. The staff are very friendly and would explain everything to you. The menu also comes with a wine pairing for the more alcoholic peeps. Last but not least if it's sunny out there, remember to bring your furry buddies. They would love the location as well.