Spanish Cuisine

Restaurant review: Chicha

Chicha only takes reservations by text messages. Photo: SCMP

The Latin fever in Hong Kong’s restaurant scene is showing no sign of abating. While tapas places are springing up like champiñóns, the trend has now spread to less familiar cuisines. Take Chicha for example.

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 9:28am

Restaurant review: 22 Ships

The bar facing the kitchen at 22 Ships.

Despite all that’s happening in Spain – a debt crisis and the looming threat of Catalonia’s secession – Spanish food is all the rage in Hong Kong.

5 Mar 2013 - 2:24pm 1 comment

Pampas Argentinian Steak House

36 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central Tel: 2868 4077 Open: 11.30am-2pm (last order), 6pm-11pm Cuisine: Argentinian

Price: about HK$375 for a three-course dinner without drinks or the service charge.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tomatoes a treat in soup or sauce

Tomatoes are rich in a number of nutrients including vitamins A and C, and lycopene.

Vitamins A and C are antioxidants which help fight against cancer cells forming. Vitamin A is also essential for vision and maintaining healthy mucous membranes and skin.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


9 Elgin Street, SoHo Tel: 2559 0218 Open: 5pm-2am Cuisine: Spanish

Price: about HK$240 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: fun and convivial. It's not the kind of place for a first date because the noise level is too high for an intimate conversation. It's better to come with a larger group so you can try more dishes.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

We are now entering the comfort zone

Weary of the high-traffic dining districts of Central and SoHo, chef Memetti Memo Avdi and his food and beverage industry friends, Dorian Bacic and Carlos Arturo Seco Ferrero, wanted to open a restaurant in a mellower area where they could do it their way, without the pressure.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Plaza Mayor - Wining and Dining Workshop

9 Moon Street, Wan Chai Tel: 2866 6644 Open: noon-midnight (Saturday and Sunday from 11am) Cuisine: Spanish

Price: about HK$250 without drinks. There's no service charge.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Moro: The Cookbook

Moro: The Cookbook By Sam and Sam Clark

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Valencian tradition a healthy alternative to fried rice

Hongkongers love their fried rice, but the dish is loaded with oil and low on vegetables and nutrients. Paella, a Spanish favourite, is perhaps a healthier option.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Peace Square

Peace Square G/F, 146 Tung Lo Wan Road Tin Hau Hong Kong Tel 2508 6369

Grub: Western, including pizza, pasta and risotto, burgers and a wide range of snacks.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Paco Roncero

How long have you worked with Ferran Adria? 'I first met him in 1998, when I went to El Bulli as a customer. Since then, I've been working with Ferran on various projects and sometimes worked at El Bulli as a guest chef. Ferran has also served as a culinary consultant at my research laboratory, El Taller de La Terraza del Casino, where I create molecular dishes.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

From Canaletto to J.M.W. Turner and Claude Monet, artists have captured the seafaring lifestyle and skyline of Venice for centuries. Those who have visited know that little of the skyline has changed in the city of islands, numbering more than 100, which are linked by more than 400 bridges and canals.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bargains galore in buyers' market

Depending on location, investors can pick up a Spanish bargain from as little as Euro200,000 (HK$2.15 million).

A country home in Granada, priced at Euro185,000, is finished to a high standard.

It has three double-bedrooms, three bathrooms, a double-aspect lounge with log burning stove, an office area and newly fitted kitchen.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Michelin-star chef serious about his Spanish tapas, but can't get enough of dim sum

For Spanish Michelin-star chef Alejandro Sanchez, tapas in Spain is like dim sum in Hong Kong.

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Willy Trullas Moreno

How did your adventure in China begin? 'I was working as the executive chef of Greater China for Spanish wine company Torres in 2007, doing wine dinners in cities like Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Shanghai, where I met a Japanese restaurateur. In early 2008, we opened El Willy [a Spanish restaurant in Shanghai].

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am