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Restaurant review: Wired Cafe, TST and Causeway Bay - world cuisine

 

Hip decor and a relaxing vibe make Wired Cafe's world food with Japanese touches ideal for a casual meal with friends.

We liked the avocado and fresh tuna rice bowl (HK$93). It's like a deconstructed California roll (only substituting tuna for the crab stick), enhanced by an onsen egg adding creaminess to the rice. It comes with plenty of greens, as does the restaurant's signature dish of king taco rice (HK$93). Topped with chilli meat sauce and using quality rice, the Okinawan speciality, which takes inspiration from Mexico, is my guest's favourite. We did try one of their three pasta dishes, but the Neapolitan version with sausage (HK$85) was nothing memorable.

The Dutch-oven pancake topped with mushroom and tomato (HK$80) was too sweet. But the prosciutto with cheese pancake (HK$80) didn't have that problem due to the saltiness of the ham. It was well-cooked, with crisp edges contrasting with the fluffy centre, although we couldn't detect much cheese.

Hot snacks, such as the sweet and sour fried potatoes (HK$50), are good for nibbling. There are also interesting mocktails and beverages, such as Indian-inspired lime and kiwi lassi (HK$58), citrus yuzu sparkle (HK$58) and Chocolocos (cold chocolate with marshmallows and chocolate chips, HK$58).

 

Wired Cafe, Basement, Mira Mall, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2369 6679. Open: 11am-11pm. Shop 1403-04, 14/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay. Tel: 2331 8315. Open: 11am-midnight

 

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