One of the highlights during my trip to Hong Kong last year was my meal at Yardbird, an uber-hip yakitori bar with a Manhattan-chic vibe.
Judging from the crowd, Yardbird is already one of the hottest restaurants in Hong Kong. It has that winning formula that is hard to beat: a sexy and young crowd, a great drink list – consisting of sake, shochu and wine – and very tasty grilled skewers. Its yakitori menu (HK$38 per stick) offers nose-to-tail eating of a chicken; you can find anything from thigh meat to gizzard, heart, and tail. They are well-executed and straightforward and very delicious. But what you must not miss is the signature KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower), it is kick-ass awesome and very addictive. I would fly to Hong Kong just to eat it.
Yardbird is definitely the place to go for a drink and some light bites when you are in Hong Kong. I am thrilled to see them ranking #46 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2013. Congratulations to the team!
33-35 Bridges Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2547 9273
Mon to Sat: 6pm – 12 Midnight
This post is slightly late. I had wanted to share this in January, but I was so caught up with work and travelling last month that I did not have the chance to sit down and review my year of eating.
I had many exceptional meals last year, which makes it difficult to pick my ten favourite dining experiences. As I reflected back on the places that I have eaten at over the last 12 months, the meals that left an impression and came to mind were because of the company. The best meals are often not the ones at expensive and fanciful restaurants, but the ones that you share with good friends.
Here are the ten best meals that I had in 2012.
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards was held in Singapore tonight, with Narisawa from Tokyo securing top spot in the list. I am delighted to see that there are ten representatives from Singapore: Andre (5), Iggy’s (9), Waku Ghin (11), Les Amis (14), Jaan (22), L’atelier Joel Robuchon (24), Shinji (32), Osteria Mozza (35), Gunther’s (43), Imperial Treasure (49). Award winners also announced include pastry chef Janice Wong of 2am: Dessert Bar for Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, and Jaan for ‘One To Watch’. Congrats Singapore!
Continue after the jump for the full listing.