Quemo

QRE in Wan Chai is bursting with new eateries practically every single month. Finally I went to go try the Spanish Tapas joint called Quemo situated on the 5th floor of the building. I do love me some Spanish Tapas: check out my other tapalicious posts! Ole (post), Plaza Mayor (post), Tapagria (post), 22 Ships (post), Fofo by el Wily (post), and Mijas (post) to name a few.

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Manchego $68. I love Manchego cheese. And, this was delicious. Wish it came with more pieces- but overall the texture and taste of the cheese was very good.

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Iberico Ham Croquetas, from 5J  and Joselito Jamon $78. These were decent. Nice and light, fluffy with potatoes, cheese and ham. Nothing too spectacular but pretty good.

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Suckling Pig Bites, origin from Argon, Spain $228. The Suckling pig was good but SOOOOO not worth it. It was ONE PIECE of suckling pig….and it wasn’t big or anything… :/ Disappointed- for sure. The pig itself was good, nice and tender- but for $228….ridiculous.

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Pulpo a la Gallega, Traditional Spanish Octopus $118. I loved this though. The octopus was crunchy and meaty. Quite good!

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We also had the garlic clams which I forgot to photograph….and Huevos con Chorizo, fried eggs w/ sausage $118. This was spicy, nice and delicious! I really liked this…but again- quite pricey for a few chunks.

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Ended it with a bloody mary! (Had some sangria, but forgot to photograph.) My fave. But we didn’t order as much and we were still hungry….one good thing about this building is that there’s a lot of food- so we went for some Korean food a few floors up! ;)

Quemo, 5/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai. 2836 0699

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Ho Lee Fook

Ho Lee Fook has been garnering a LOT of buzz. Some love it, while others don’t. I decided to go and see what all the fuss is about. Ho Lee Fook is part of the ever expanding and accomplished Black Sheep Restaurants group who also helms La Vache (post), Carbone (post), and Motorino (post). The restaurant is modern, cool and loud. As you walk in- theres a mahjong tiled open kitchen where Taiwanese born Chef Jowett Yu and his team are passionately cooking away. They’re classic Chinese dishes with a modern Western twist- East meets West, indeed. Lets see how it is!

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Wall of ‘Lucky Cat’s hang and greet us as you walk down the steps! Remember, WIFI is terrible down there. Ask for WIFI/Password- the staff happily gives it to you! The space is dark, loud, and lounge-like. It’s laid back with a lot of simple black furniture against dark stone walls! Alright, enough about the decor. Lets FEAST!

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A nice cocktail for moi! <3 Saturday Girls Night!!!

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Hamachi, Cucumber, lemon jam, horseradish, puffed buckwheat $168. Really spicy!! I loved the fresh, tangy and spicy hamachi fish. The puffed buckwheat crackers popped absolutely lovely with the horseradish, lemon jam and smooth hamachi texture. Mmmmmm.

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Grilled pork belly, red cabbage salad, roasted chilli and almond salsa. This was yummy. The pork belly was nicely grilled, perfectly spicy, seasoned and delicious! The meat dishes rock.

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Shredded Chicken Salad, lettuce hearts, beansprouts, Sichuan pepper, strange flavour dressing $88. Nice, light and spicy! Liked the spicy dressing drenched on top!

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Roast Platter $358. Roast Goose, Soy Sauce Chicken and Kurobuta Pork Char Siu. THIS WAS a HUGEEEEEEEEE platter. The meats oozed oil, meat juices and delicious-ness. I loved the flavourful goose, chicken and fatty pork char siu. Wish I had a bigger stomach! Haha :)

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Taiwanese Style Lu Rou Fan, 5-Grain Rice, Pickled Daikons $68... LOVEEEEEE! I loveeee Lu Rou Fan, I always have. The Taiwanese in me.! It’s honestly one of my favourite comfort foods to eat. This HLF one was packed with meaty, fatty pork pieces, sweet soy sauce and the nice crunch of the pickled daikons. I LOVED IT. Its a small bowl. So perhaps order more, if your going with a group!

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This picture does this NO justice. Roast wagyu short ribs, jalapeno puree, green shallot kimchi and a soy glaze. $448. ITS HUGE! The wagyu short ribs can feed a party of 4-6. It’s ginormous. The short ribs were very high quality meat- it was unbelievably moist, juicy and tender! I loved the spicy heat of the jalapenos and sauce, and had a tangy vinegar flavour that went perfectly with the soft tender wagyu short ribs. I only wished I had an extra stomach….SIGH! So good.

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Fried Cauliflower, brussel sprouts, maple bacon chilli jam $88. This was nice, fun and flavourful. We needed some veggies and this really did the trick. I liked the heat that the cauliflowers packed along with the sweet maple bacon (bits) chilli jam!

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We finished with some drinks at Street Meat. I still need to go and try the food there.

Ho Lee Fook is GREAT for groups! I really liked it. Girls night- success!

Ho Lee Fook G/F, 1-5 Elgin Street. Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2810 0860 www.holeefook.com.hk

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Foxtail & Broomcorn

Foxtail and Broomcorn is Hong Kong’s newest MSG free Noodle Bar! This private and small “no reservations” 28-seat eatery in Sheung Wan is super modern, brightly lit and especially clean with sharp teal, white and silver furnishings around the place. Loved the decor. There’s also a noodle bar which you can perch yourself on and see how the chefs make these Asian, European fusion noodle twists.

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“Taipei” fresh Shanghainese noodles, five-spice pork in a “Taiwanese” sauce. $68. These noodles were delicious! I loved the sweet, flavourful sauce and how fragrant it was! I gobbled up bite after bite. Really enjoyed the five-spice pork. MMMM!

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A look into the fresh, simple menu!

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Spicy Pulled Pork & Cucumber $35. I REALLY enjoyed this. Each pulled pork was nicely seasoned- wanted some more of it! But overall…yum!

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The Kansai comes with tofu patties- we were eager to try these tofu patties on their own and they kindly allowed us to order it separately from the noodles. These fried babies were so darn good! I’m normally more of a carnivore- but these were so filling, savoury and tasty! It honestly was delicious! Try it on its own- or get it with the noodles!! YUM

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Tokyo, Fresh ramen noodles with Harissa Beef ribs and fresh chicken broth. $78 The ramen came with an Onzen Egg, and really tender beef ribs, loads of cucumbers, spring onions and fried garlic chips. I like how fresh everything is. But again, this was more of a dried noodle- wish they specified a bit more with us! Cause we were craving the good ol’ soupy dishes. It’s great! Winter weather- perfect for these noodles. I’ll definitely be back in the future to try out the other dishes.

Foxtail & Broomcorn, G/F, 84 Jervois Street,  2415 2555, www.foxtailandbroomcorn.com; opens Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 9:30pm

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