Chef Que Vinh Dang returns with Quest in Wan Chai. The first time I tried Chef Que Vinh Dang’s cooking- I was definitely blown away. Chef Que’s private kitchen TBLS on Hollywood Road quickly became one of my favorite restaurants so I was definitely sad when they closed down TBLS a few years back. Everyone’s familiar with Chef Que’s ah-mazing tasting menus from his days at TBLS. At Quest, the menu, which also changes seasonally are inspired by his Vietnamese heritage and days living and working in New York. So is Quest as good as TBLS? Let’s find out!
The fam bam and I went one evening to celebrate Cissy Jie’s Bday. Quest by Que only offers a tasting menu which will set you back HK$680 a person. Alright, shall we begin?
Squid Noodles | Chilli Tomato, Squid Ink Pearls. The first course came out and was exceptional. The squid noodles had the most amazing texture in a light, spicy chili tomato broth with roe and squid ink pearls served chilled- super fresh, flavorful and delicious.
Tom Yum Shima Aji Tartare | Pickled Green Papaya, Pomelo Salad, Roasted Seaweed. This was terrific as well. The ahi tartare packed a punch and I loved the strong roasted seaweed drizzled on top! It was a great combination of flavors between tom yum as well as a nice balance between the juicy and fresh pomelo salad.
Seafood Duo | Red Curry Crab Cake, Tempura Abalone, Sautéed Bok Choy. This was interesting. The crab cake was pretty good but I don’t know how I felt about the tempura abalone. It was done really well but just not my cup of tea!
Tamarind Glazed Grilled Pork Neck | Tumeric Rice, Sautéed Long Beans. The grilled pork neck was delicious. We all gobbled this up!!
Pan Seared Grass Fed Striploin | Smoked Eggplant Puree, Caramelized Pearl Onions, Straw Mushrooms. The pan seared grass fed striploin was the main course. It was sturdy and hearty but a bit on the tough side. I really liked the smoked eggplant puree and accompanying veggies though!
Soursop Sorbet & Crispy Meringue | Lemongrass Strawberry Fizz, Strawberry Jelly, Basil Seeds. Excellent!! I loved the different layers of textures and flavors. It had this burst of sweet and sour that I really liked. I also loved the jelly basil seeds. Nice, simple and refreshing ending- somewhat like a palate cleanser!
Then the BEST ending happened….can we just have a moment and talk about this birthday cake?! #holymotherofcakes 😉 Good Job Mrs. B!
Happy Birthday Cissy Jie!!!!!! <3 Hope this year is the best year yet.
Quest by Que is definitely good. The appetizers and desserts from Quest were delicious but think the Mains were could be better! I’ll be back though to try Chef Que’s other creations!!
Quest by Que | 28/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | tel: 2554 0888 |
Lots of <3, Jess