Tate Dining Room & Bar
In a city where local delicacies include chicken feet and preserved ‘thousand year’ egg, it’s no surprise that Hong Kong citizens are fearless eaters. If you’re in search of a different kind of adventurous cuisine, however, consider the molecular, whimsical dishes of head chef Vicky Lau at Soho hotspot Tate Dining Room & Bar.
With only a 6-course and 9-course set menu on offer, Tate specialises in what they call ‘Edible Stories’, centering the meal around a theme and turning out course after course that are equal parts playful and flavourful.
For the upcoming winter season, the 6-course Sensualist Menu features such dishes as the starter ‘sweet corn and crab’ with bell pepper panna cotta, a brothy ‘sakura ebi spaghetti’ with shiso foam, and ‘iberico pork pluma’ with pan fried foie gras and fresh fig.
The more decadent 9-course Gastronomy Menu offers earthy, autumnal flavours with a stunning ‘uni sabayon’ and caviar to whet the appetite, followed by highlights including ‘forest essence’ of Hokkaido scallop and Portobello mushroom, ‘hamgostine acini pepe’ (a quirky play on langoustines with iberico ham broth), and a melting beef tenderloin. And for dessert? Don’t miss Tate’s signature ‘zen garden’, a matcha green tea mousse with sesame panna cotta and peanut sand. Great Tate!