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!
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!
A nice cocktail for moi! <3 Saturday Girls Night!!!
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.
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.
Shredded Chicken Salad, lettuce hearts, beansprouts, Sichuan pepper, strange flavour dressing $88. Nice, light and spicy! Liked the spicy dressing drenched on top!
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 🙂
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!
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.
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!
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
<3 Always, Jess