I know a place: Singer Adrienne Lau likes her food hot and spicy

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 October, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 October, 2013, 11:56am

Adrienne Lau is a singer, musician and now managing director of nightspot Show Club


I grew up in Los Angeles, California, but I'm very Asian in my tastes. I don't eat salads - I prefer warm food. Every day, I have to eat something Asian. I like super spicy hotpot and spicy cuisines, like Sichuan. San Xi Lou (7/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels, tel: 2838 8811) is one place I enjoy a lot. I especially like the shui zhu yu, a Sichuan boiled fish dish with chillies and peppercorns.

I eat a lot of Japanese, too, but I admit sometimes I drink more than I eat. Sushi Kuu (1/F Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2971 0180) is a regular hangout. I am good friends with chef Satoru [Mukogawa]. A place I go for yakitori is Three Monkeys (151-155 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, tel: 3151 7771).

But being from LA, I also love Mexican food. Brickhouse (20A D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, tel: 2810 0560) is good, and so is Socialito (The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, tel: 3167 7380). They do good tacos.

However, one of my favourite places back home in California is not Mexican. The Bazaar in the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills (465 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, +310 246 5555) is great because the food by chef José Andrés is very interesting. He does Spanish fusion dishes that are very cool.

I am busy working on the club I opened recently, so I am always in Central and find myself eating a lot of ramen as it's quick and fast. Nagahama No 1 Ramen (14 Kau U Fong, Central, tel: 2323 6115) is really good. At least I don't have to wait in line for an hour. I can't be bothered waiting no matter how good a place is supposed to be.

By the way, I am doing a lot of Asian fusion food at Show Club (29 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2656 9338), because, as I said, I like Asian foods. I am still developing the rest of the menu, but I want easy to make dishes like those you would find in an Asian food truck. We'll have, for example, yakitori and maybe spicy tuna nachos.