Lady M, Kettle Black, Mekiki No Ginji
My Fair Lady
NYC’s cake expert Lady M (Shop OT 215K, Level 2, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui) has landed in Harbour City, offering delicate and creative gateaux and pastries in a posh white shop space on the second floor of Ocean Terminal. Lady M’s claim to fame is the “mille crepe”: a “cake” made from more than 20 thin crepe sheets stacked on top of each other and filled with a light and airy pastry cream. Besides the original caramel-glazed version, you can also get the mille crepe in different flavors, such as green tea and lemon.
Kettle Black (G/F, 198 Wellington St., Central, 3628-2238) literally serves black food: things dipped in squid ink, drenched in charcoal powder, or topped with black truffle shavings. It might be a cheesy attempt to catch your attention, but the chef behind this Wellington Street establishment, Jovi Lee, has previously worked for Joel Robuchon—so that’s the caliber of cooking you should be expecting. Enjoy the dishes in a classy black (and white) setting, obviously.
King of the Grill
Japanese chain Mekiki no Ginji (whose Hong Kong establishments are managed by JC group) expands its empire with Royal Grill Ginji (Shop 367, 3/F, Moko, 193 Prince Edward Rd. West, Mong Kok, 2392-0028). RGG will be an izakaya that specializes in teppanyaki offerings—think wagyu, kurobuta, tons of seafood—including okonomiyaki finished on a teppan grill. Loyal patrons can still take comfort in regular Mekiki no Ginji dishes at RGG, but the menu will consist mainly of new, exclusive specialties.
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