Uptop, Peerie Tea, Porterhouse by Laris
Top Up at Uptop
Uptop (19/F, Popway Hotel, 117 Chatham Rd. South, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2117-3526) is the flagship restaurant at newly opened Popway Hotel, and boasts some alum from PolyU—the uni known best for its hospitality management program—at the helm. Dig into fancy dishes with fancy names like Summer Paradise (Sichuan pepper and pineapple dessert) and Spring Field (quinoa salad) at this sky-high venue that comes with a private rooftop terrace. And of course, don’t forget to try the signature Uptop Chicken: a chicken roulade dish paired with quirky ingredients like red dates, chestnuts and endive.
Peerie Tea (www.peerietea.com) wants to make sure you’re ingesting all-natural, no-harm brews that have been harvested from small local estates in countries like Taiwan and China. Choose from a selection of green, oolong, white, fruit and other varieties from their colorful website, and get them delivered straight to your home.
The David Laris Show
California Tower has a new inhabitant: Porterhouse by Laris (7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar St., Central, 2522-6366), a collab between the ubiquitous David Laris and Eclipse group. Laris is a well-reputed chef-slash-restaurant consultant from Australia who worked with glitzy establishments in London and Shanghai before setting his eye on Hong Kong. He was behind Dining Concepts group project The Bellbrook Bistro Oz by Laris (now closed). As its name implies, Porterhouse is all about the steaks—prized USDA Prime cuts from the grill or oven, paired with decadent sides. There’s also an impressive selection of seafood, from raw oysters to king crab to lobster, which you can order as starters or sidekicks to your steak.
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