As a general rule, people in Hong Kong tend to live within their comfort zones, often only daring to eat in restaurants within that same area, for fear of spending more than $30 in a taxi. Sometimes it’s necessary to step outside that comfort zone and go exploring, as some of the best restaurants can sometimes be found where you’d least expect to find them!
Wong Chuk Hang is an area in Aberdeen that you could easily drive straight without noticing. However, within some of these big factory buildings that you can see lie some extremely tasty restaurants! With the opening of the South Island Line of the MTR in the not-too-distant future (we hope!), it’s clear that this once-industrial area is fast becoming the next cool place to be…
I’ve been working in the area for about a year and have been pleased to see more and more restaurants appearing. Where once there was very little choice of places to eat, I now have options! Here’s a round-up of cafés, restaurants and private kitchens that are worth trying in the Wong Chuk Hang area, whether you happen to work in the area or are feeling brave enough to go exploring.
This lovely private kitchen seats 42 diners indoors, and more on its spacious terrace. Lebanese-born owner and head chef Maria Bizri serves hearty Mediterranean cuisine, fused with the scents and spices of Asia, that instantly makes you smile. A meal will begin with a pomegranate cocktail, naturally, and you’ll also find these lovely, refreshing seeds scattered throughout your meal.
Pomegranate Kitchen, 4B, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2580 0663, www.pomegranate.com.hk