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Spanish Sister

February 20, 2014

Ham & Sherry

It’s simply a stated fact of HK life that you can expect to queue up for over an hour to be seated at the extremely popular, strictly-no-reservations restaurant 22 Ships in Wan Chai. So consistently rammed this little taperia has proved, that prolific chef Jason Atherton and restaurateur Yenn Wong have unbolted the doors to their latest venture Ham & Sherry just down the street, for an almost-certainly equally-packed alternative. The intimate second HK offering from Atherton, H&S is a vision of Catalan white and blue tiling, with dark leather high stools encircling the bar, above which a glass encasement is home to hanging hocks of ham.

This time focused on, well, ham and sherry, the tavern stocks over 50 types of sherries including its very own label of Palo Cortado (produced by renowned Spanish bodega González Byass), and rare bottles from the fabled former elBulli, which serve as sweet accompaniments to its variations of the cured Spanish ham, from the 48-month Iberico to the Iberico de Bellota  from acorn-fed pigs. Its offering also stretches to small plates like paella arancini topped with chorizo and red pepper puree, sobrasada and quail egg on toast, and beetroot salad with raspberries, red onions and dots of goat’s cheese. You go, sister!

1-7 Ship St / Wan Chai / +852 2555 0628 /
lunch and dinner Mon-Sat /