Sai Ying Pun Eats with Potato Head Hong Kong

Stepping inside the 8000 square foot restaurant that is Kaum, Potato Head Hong Kong is pretty surreal. (It sits on the same block as another Sai Ying Pun fave of mine, Fish School.) The restaurant/ bar/coffee shop/retail space/ multi-purpose space (phew, that was long) is a joint collaboration with PTT Family, the lifestyle and F&B group behind the ever popular Potato Head Beach Club in Bali. The space is beautiful, calming and bright. Blue and bright hues, dark woods, and beach-y vibes are strung all across this gigantic space. I loved every inch of it! I went to dinner a few weeks back to (finally) see what all the fuss was about. I heard good things about the food, space and vibe but also with fair warning: it does set your wallet back quite a bit. The bill totaled to roughly HK$1800 for 3 people.

img_7515

Beautiful spread. Gotta say I’m really digging the feel of this place.

fullsizerender

I started my meal with a refreshing Potato Head signature mojito, HK$95.

We also had an order of Gohu Ikan Tuna, HK$90 (tuna tartare) and an order of Kerang Tahu, HK$85 (wok-fried fresh clams w/ shallots garlic, red chili, & lime juice) but I forgot to photograph them. Tooooooooo hungry.

img_7496

Gully Udang Aceh | Rich Aceh style curry with coconut, tamarind, okra, and tiger prawns, HK$180. This rich curry with the plump tiger prawns were really well with a hot steaming bowl of rice. I loved the strong milky coconut aroma.

img_7502

Tearing Balado | Fried purple eggplant braised in red chili, garlic and shallot sambal, HK$80. This was just alright for me and was the only dish we didn’t finish eating. The fried purple eggplant was nice and spicy but for HK$80 we were definitely expecting a bit more.

img_7506

Sate Iga Babi Kecap | Charcoal-grilled braised pork belly satay in sweet soya sauce, served with grilled scallions, HK$140. The pork belly satay came out looking really pretty. It was flavorful, tender and juicy. You didn’t even need the extra soy sauce dipping sauce that it comes with.

img_7508

Babi Guling | Roasted baby pig marinated w/ Balinese spices & served with urap vegetables, $258. This was my favorite of the night. The sauce was delicious- infused with juicy and sweet crab roe. The roasted baby pig meat was also extremely flavorful and rich. The fatty layer between the crispy skin and meat was a bit too much but overall, this dish was super!

Kaum, Potato Head Hong Kong | 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong | +852 2858 6066 | 

alliterationinspiration_quotes4 wd_quote_0065

Lots of <3, Jess