If you’re a bread lover like us, Sour Dough is heaven. Opened earlier this year by top Swiss pastry chef Gérard Dubois, the bakery-deli serves an extensive selection of baked goods, ranging from cakes and croissants to all manner of sourdough loaves. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more filling lunch, they also have sandwiches, salads and soups on offer.

The sandwiches are bomb. The Nordic smoked salmon sandwich (HK$67) on sourdough (of course) is packed with a generous amount of smoked salmon, rocket and cream cheese. It’s hard to go wrong with this combo of ingredients, and this sarnie is deliciously satisfying. As for the Italian Club (HK$58), it’s filled with speck, salami, mortadella and cheese. The ciabatta is really hydrated and soft, making it perfect for this sandwich in particular.

Sour Dough’s vegan and vegetarian soup offerings keep up with the healthy eating trend in Hong Kong. The chunky tomato soup (HK$38) is rich and filling – the best type of comfort food in this chilly weather.

And we definitely could not miss out on trying some of Sour Dough’s signature pastries! We went for the classic choices of sourdough pain au chocolat (HK$25) and kouign amann (HK$31). The croissant was baked to perfection – crispy and flaky on the outside yet buttery and flavourful on the inside. Both pastries are incredibly light and, more importantly, not overly sweet, making them simply irresistible.

Verdict

Sour Dough is a hit with both lovers of bread and carbs and those looking for healthier dining options in the form of fresh, tasty salads and sandwiches.

Where: 80 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai

To contact: phone 2571 8873

This write-up is based on an anonymous, independent visit. The meal was paid for by the author and no monetary compensation was provided in exchange.

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