My Neighbourhood: Jim Löfdahl Of Frantzen's Kitchen On Central
As Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg’s first hire back in 2008, Jim Löfdahl has been part of the birth, growth and evolution of Frantzén. Backed by experience in Stockholm kitchens prior to joining Frantzén, Löfdahl was soon named head chef in 2011, then appointed to lead their three-month pop-up at Enigma in Dubai’s Palazzo Versace, before going on to helm Frantzén’s Kitchen in 2016, their first international location. Since June of this year, Löfdahl has been heading up The Flying Elk, Björn Frantzén’s contemporary Nordic concept created in partnership with the Maximal Concepts group. Having lived in the city for almost two years now, Löfdahl has found his go-to spots around Central for cuisines far removed on the flavour spectrum from his Nordic roots – several of which he shares here.
3. China Tang
Another Italian restaurant—the pasta is spot-on, and I love the venue during nighttime. It makes you feel like you're in a Star Wars movie, with all the skyscrapers surrounding the place.
Octavium, 8/F, One Chinachem Central, 22 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2111 9395