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The place to Eat: Prime Eating places to Strive This January

The place to Eat: Prime Eating places to Strive This January

Where to Eat in January 2024

We’ve all been there before. Faced with a plethora of choices for your next meal and you just can’t decide where to go and what to eat. To make it easier for you this month, we’ve rounded up the best dishes we’ve tried, from bold Thai curries to decadent grilled meats and a special wine pairing menu.

Thai Curry Lobster at Mue Mue

Where to Eat: Mue Mue
Thai Lobster Curry at Mue Mue

A revolutionary Thai restaurant and cocktail bar, Mue Mue, now holds court on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, taking gastronomy and mixology to new heights. Headed by Chef Saito Chau, Mue Mue masterfully blends Chinese influences with traditional Thai flavours, promising an unparalleled dining experience featuring seasonal ingredients exclusive to the Land of Smiles. The name “Mue Mue” comes from the Thai word for “Hand,” symbolizing the dedication and sincerity poured into every dish, as well as the gracious “Wai” gesture of respect in Thai culture. One cannot help but be drawn to the glorious aroma of Mue Mue’s famed Thai Curry Lobster with Rice Cake. Infused with a plethora of fragrant southern spices like lemongrass, ginger, and curry, this dish boasts succulent Australian lobster that is braised to perfection. As if that weren’t enough, it is then smothered in a luscious egg sauce that adds a velvety creaminess to every delectable bite. Truly a masterpiece on the palate. – Gennady Oreshkin

Mue Mue, Shop 302, 3/F, Mira Place 1, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tasting Menu at Terroirs by LQV

Where to Eat: LQV
Terroirs by LQV’s tasting menu

From now until the end of the month, the Lyndhurst Terrace wine bar and restaurant Terroirs by LQV is offering a special tasting menu with wine pairings that’ll transport you to France, taking you on a journey through some of the country’s most scenic and culturally rich regions. Start with a mise en bouche in the form of delightful Époisse cheese gougères paired with a glass of Champagne, followed by a homemade pâté en croûte and salad complemented by a surprise wine and vintage. The main that follows is a cosy beef bourguignon alongside a glass of Givry Les Dracy Domaine Sarrazin 2021 before a fourth course of Crottin de Chavignol and Saint Nectaire cheeses with Menetou-Salon Les Bornés Domaine Pellé 2022. Finally, conclude your meal on a sweet note as you indulge in their caramelized pear with cinnamon and chestnut dessert, accented by the exotic Jurançon Doux Château Lafitte 2019. – Jeff Yeung

Terroirs by LQV, 3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Chef’s Selection at 298 Nikuya Room

Where to Eat: Nikuya Room
Chef’s selection at 298 Nikuya Room

Hong Kong’s obsession with Japan has not faltered one bit – not even with the rise of K-pop – all you need as proof is the hoard of Hong Kongers who have flocked to Japan this past holiday season, and the number of familiar faces you’ve seen traipsing the streets of Tokyo and the slopes of Niseko. For us unfortunate souls who aren’t in Japan but are hankering after an authentic bite – in my case, a delicious bite of grilled yakiniku – head to 298 Nikuya Room in Central for the finest selection of A5 Wagyu beef in town. The restaurant imports whole cattle from Kagoshima, which makes it possible for them to serve all kinds of beautifully marbled and rare cuts that we don’t often see outside of Japan. Hand-selected and expertly cut by 298’s Japanese chef, these are melt-in-your-mouth umami bombs that honestly need very little else to make them shine. To wash it all down, order one of their many highball selections. Finish off with the refreshing and chewy signature 298 Cold Noodles. – Stephanie Ip

298 Nikuya Room, 2/F, Pearl Oriental House, 60 Stanley Street, Central

Jiangsu Deluxe Seafood Salad (Lo Hei) at The Jiangsu Club

Jiangsu Club Lo Hei
Jiangsu Club Lo Hei

The Jiangsu Club, which opened in September 2022, offers one of the most authentic and traditional flavours of the Jiangsu region. This year, they’re celebrating the Year of The Dragon with an eight-person festive set menu, and we were one of the first to sample it. The standout dish of the evening was the Jiangsu Deluxe Seafood Salad, also known as Lo Hei. Its opulent presentation of salmon, shellfish, and assorted vegetables is artfully arranged on a large platter but the fun starts when we gather around the table with our chopsticks and starting tossing, to bring prosperity, wellness, and blessings to all the individuals at the table. The salad tasted superb, and the texture was delightfully crunchy, thanks to the addition of crackers. The vegetables were crisp and fresh, perfectly complementing the selection of seafood and noodles. Lo Hei is a Chinese New Year festive food but imagine if we could have it all year round? I can’t imagine a more perfect summer dish. – Janice Leung

The Jiangsu Club, 2/F, Alliance Building, 130-136 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan

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French-Canto Fare at 2Sup

Fans of early 2000’s French-Cantonese bistro Sup1 will delight in the reopening of 2Sup, renamed in a nod to its new location on 20 High Street, Sai Ying Pun. Originally in Central, restaurateur Vincent Wong and his partner C. Poon developed a cult following among Hong Kong society for their signature dishes such as duck confit rice casserole and morel mushroom cream toast. These beloved plates feature on the new menu alongside rich and hearty additions like goose liver crème brûlée and traditional French bouillabaisse. Akin to a chef’s table, this intimate 14-seat space is ideal for cosy dinners, date nights, or private events. A truly independent restaurant with superlative food, get here quick before everyone else does. – Madelaine Clark

2Sup, 20 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

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