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Restaurant review: Matt Abergel's Sunday's Grocery - exotic sandwiches

Kennedy Town venture of Canadian pair Abergel and Lindsay Jang, who opened Yardbird and Ronin, shows his flair for Japanese cuisine on a cosmopolitan menu with something for everyone

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2015, 10:22pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 August, 2015, 11:00am

With a globetrotting menu that includes Korean fried chicken, katsu sando, falafel and Vietnamese banh mi, Sunday's Grocery's sandwiches offer something for everyone.

The small establishment on Catchick Street in Kennedy Town is a concept store that also sells liquor and other products. It is the third catering venture by the Canadian pair of Matt Abergel and Lindsay Jang, who opened Yardbird and Ronin.

Abergel learned Japanese cooking in Vancouver and worked in Masa, the renowned New York sushi restaurant, before he and Jang moved to Hong Kong in 2009. His flair for Japanese cuisine is on display at Sunday's Grocery.

The pork cutlet sandwich, or katsu sando, with milk bread, chicken katsu meatball, cabbage and tonkatsu sauce, is delicious. We also like the roast pork sandwich with avocado, mint, pickled red onion and red cabbage. All six sandwiches cost HK$80.

Besides sandwiches, there are five sets of regular or Korean fried chicken to choose from. The biggest set — the family meal — costs HK$420. We went for the tender version (HK$75, enough for two people) with chicken breast.

The side dishes are served in small portions. We tried the vege sticks with hummus (HK$38) with daikon, carrot and cucumber. We also tried the chicken soup (HK$48) with Welsh onion, carrot and daikon. The soup doesn't have much chicken flavour.

There are two salads on offer — chickpea salad (HK$48) and coleslaw (HK$48). We liked the crunchy, refreshing chickpea salad with sesame seeds, lemon, olive oil and falafel crumble.

Sunday's Grocery also sells cold-pressed juices (HK$55).

Sunday's Grocery, 66-68 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, tel: 2628 6001. Open: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm