CHINO has definitely been creating a lot of buzz. Its one of the buzziest new eateries to have opened up in Kennedy Town. There is a no reservation policy, so get there early- because it does fill up quick. The concept of CHINO is clean, fun and chill. Chef Erik Idos serves up Mexican, Japanese fusion. All from his almost 10 years of experience at NOBU in Intercontinental in Kowloon.
Chicken, mini Egg Tostada $58 HKD That chicken egg tostada was delicious! It had chicken tinga, creamy guacamole, topped with a fried mini egg all over a crispy, crunchy chip!
I started off with a fruity cocktail recommended by the bartenders. There’s bar seats for dining as well as drinking.
We started off with the market fish ceviche $168. It was marinated in a refreshing lime, yuzu sauce that made this oh so goooood. Only problem was the price for what you get.
Scallop and uni tostada ($88). Sweet uni and fresh raw scallop sit beautifully on top of a crunchy toasted tortilla chip. Its beautiful. We ended up ordering another batch.
Mushroom, Mizuna and burnt Jalapeño $128 dish. I LOVED this. It was absolutely packed with so much flavours, textures and taste.
This was the pork soft taco, I remember thinking it was just okay compared with all the other goodies.
Crispy Fish, Chipotle Kewpie, Salsa Fresca Tacos HK$48 which actually is US$6.20!!! OMG…..I didn’t realize the price difference until a friend told me, I eat a lot out and if I think how much it was until I converted it. MY GOSH. This was pretty good though. The fish itself could have used some more seasoning, but I loved the crispy outer shell!
Clams, Aji Amarillo, Crispy Shallots HK$148. I’m a big fan of clams and these were delicious. The clams were plump and fresh. The clam broth was sharp, savoury and slurp-worthy! I was practically gulping down the entire bowl.
Chino 1B-1C New Praya, Kennedy Town, 2606 0588
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