Welcome back to our monthly series where we ask chefs about where they’re excited to eat each month.
For November, we’ve invited Hjem’s chef Jeston Chua, who previously worked at Batard and Belon; chef and Arcane veteran, Michael Smith of Moxie; Elliot Faber, co-founder of Sake Central; and chef Mario Paecke of Margo to share where they’re excited to eat at this month. From local hole-in-the-wall spots, to cosy neighbourhood bistros and healthy lunch spots, you’ll want to save these restaurants for your next meal out.
Jeston Chua, head chef at Hjem
I can't even begin to count how many times me and my friends revisited this spot in Sai Wan Ho within this year alone. It's a great place to eat with good friends that love to gather over a nice meal and wanna learn a bit more about local cooking.
The soups always come out red hot, packing great flavours and that's always comforting, but my personal favourite would be, steamed four finger threadfin with chicken fat and yellow wine sauce, I could literally keep drinking the sauce. It's so tasty! I'd say it falls into the neighbourhood "bistro" sort of genre due to its small space and it seems like it's always packed with regulars so booking and pre-ordering in advance is a must!
Hop Sze, G/F, Lai Wan Building, 39 Shau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, +852 2569 0862