Hong Kong’s FINDS restaurant serves scintillating salmon
One of the restaurant’s signature dishes offers two to three bites each of six executions of salmon - cold-smoked, seared, mousse, pickled, gravad lax and smoked roe
The interior is light and airy; the swirling ceiling feature and minimalist furniture, all in light woods and pale greens, make for a soothing environment. We advise against sitting by the window, as the sun’s glare is strong during lunch hours (noon to 2.30pm).
COST HK$178 for two courses; HK$238 for three.
WHO TO BRING It’s a pleasant place to bring friends and family for a light but filling meal. Service is efficient so it’s ideal for business lunches. The menu changes slightly twice a month.
TURN-ONS The salmon in six ways is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, and with good reason. The dish offers two to three bites each of six executions of salmon - cold-smoked, seared, mousse, pickled, gravad lax and smoked roe.
The mousse was seasoned beautifully; we enjoyed the seared variety with its spiced crust, paired beautifully with a slice of radish and creamy avocado purée, which offers a thoughtful contrast of smooth and crunchy textures, and spicy and bland flavours.
The service also deserves a special mention. Our servers were friendly, attentive and helpful, without being obtrusive.
TURN-OFFS We were disappointed with the garlic prawn hash. The presentation was haphazard and the prawns seemed overcooked, resulting in a rubbery texture. The cherry tomatoes were puzzling - ranging in temperature from lukewarm to cold, and all but one were peeled.
The desserts were delicious but lacked creativity. The fresh fruits and berries with whipped cream were exactly that, while the seasonal cheese “selection” featured only one type of cheese.
DRINKS It’s HK$50 extra for a glass of wine with the set lunch, and diners can choose between two house reds and two house whites. The restaurant will accommodate diners if they prefer other options.