New and Noted: Sky Boss, Aneurin Chong House, Silver Room
Showing ’em Who’s Boss
Michelin favorite The Boss has just one-upped itself. The Sky Boss (Shop B2, 101/F, International Commerce Centre1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 3955-1755) is on the 101st floor of the ICC, with commanding views of Victoria Harbour and commanding prices for its fancy Cantonese dishes and dim sum. There’s a whole page on the menu titled “Michelin Chef’s Recommendations”—a sure sign of confidence. The restaurant appears to be endorsed by our very own Henry Tang, wine aficionado and former Chief Secretary and CE candidate, who was present at the grand opening ceremony.
Going for Silver
For whatever reason, Japanese and Italian cuisines always find a way to intermingle, and Silver Room (G/F, 16 Tsing Fung St., Tin Hau, 3995-8988) in Tin Hau is the latest to hop on the wagon, aiming to blend the best of both worlds. At SR, the dishes are Italian—think pastas, carpaccio, freshly baked breads—but there’s a Japanese touch to the ingredients. For instance, you’ll see uni-topped spaghetti and grilled Japanese octopus paired with aioli on the menu.
Coffee, Tea or Both?
Have trouble choosing between tea and coffee? You don’t have to at Aneurin Chong House (Room 602, Luk Yu Building, 24-26 Stanley St., Central, 2618-6568), a newly-opened retail shop above Luk Yu Tea House that stocks both beans and leaves in equal abundance. Tea cakes from Yunnan, matcha from Kyoto, coffee beans from Southeast Asia, specialty blends and whatever else strikes owner Aneurin Chong’s fancy make it to the shelves. The shop hosts weekly free tastings for you to sample the goods before you commit.
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