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Hong Kong restaurant NUR excels with enhanced display of full fresh flavours on vegetarian menu in innovative fashion

Winnie Chung

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 June, 2016, 11:10pm
UPDATED : Monday, 20 June, 2016, 11:10pm

NUR
3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.
2871 9993

 

FARE Nourishing gastronomy.

AMBIENCE NUR's interiors remind us a little of home, with its warm lights and casually arranged seating. Tables aren't packed in tidy rows, close to each other, offering diners a reasonable measure of privacy, despite the open setting. For those who might prefer alfresco, there are also seats outside in the restaurant's herb and vegetable garden.

COST HK$1,188 for a nine-course vegetarian meal.

WHO TO BRING The ambience and the setting lends itself best to romantic dinners with a special one or a small-family dinner.

TURN-ONS There was hardly anything to fault with the excellent dinner. NUR is known for fresh, organic ingredients and, with the vegetarian menu, these full fresh flavours were just so much more enhanced. Each dish was beautifully presented and our meal was one of the most innovative vegetarian menus we had tasted. The juicy cherry tomato served with pickled and dehydrated watermelon, and the watermelon radish served in a taco shell were great starts, but the pièce de resistance was really the Hen of the Woods, the hen being maitake mushroom from Japan; the meaty texture of the mushroom was amazing on the palate.

The mango dessert served with black rice koji and dehydrated mango was an absolute delight. What we appreciated most about the meal was that fruit was dehydrated, leaving the fruit flavour, but without the sugary sweetness.

TURN-OFFS It would have been nice to have been provided with a wine list to choose from - even though we ordered by the glass - especially after the shiraz we chose initially wasn't available.

DRINKS Bio dynamic and natural wines feature on the wine list.