Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Pica Pica for the Pica Pica x ICHU four-hands dinner. I’ve been to ICHU (a Peruvian restaurant) a few times and love the flavours and vibe, but it was my first time visiting Pica Pica (a Spanish tapas bar). This street-facing Sheung Wan hotspot opened to great reviews last year (see Foodie’s review), and I could quickly see why it was so popular.
Pica Pica is a great space. It’s open and has a cool, industrial feel that’s ideal for grabbing drinks and tapas with colleagues after work or enjoying a long, leisurely meal with loved ones. The price point is also reasonable considering the quality of the food.
Hong Kong is no stranger to four-hands dinners, but this was the first one I’ve seen where items could be ordered à la carte. Sometimes four-hands menus are priced quite highly, so this was an awesome way to try some interesting, experimental dishes without making too big of a dent in the wallet.
Here are some of the dishes we tried:
Tapas by Chef Edgar Sanuy of Pica Pica
Chiparon ($145): Ibérico pork morcilla (blood sausage), baby squid, ink sauce
Costilla ($180): slow-cooked Spanish Black Angus beef rib, romesco, pickled onion
Callos ($85): traditional Spanish pork tripe stew with chorizo
Bikini ($80): goat cheese and truffle pâté bikini sandwich
Tapas by Chef Sang Jeong of ICHU
Ceviche ($180): yellowtail, yuzu, cancha (Peruvian toasted corn)
Quinoa ($75): three types of quinoa, Brussels sprouts, goat cheese, avocado
Pan chapla ($175): Peruvian pitta bread, soft-shell crab, aji amarillo (yellow chilli pepper)
Pulpo ($150): octopus, leek purée, leek powder, crispy leek
This meal was only on for two nights last month, but they might be hosting another one in the future (let them know if you want to see it happen again – I definitely want another round of the costilla and pulpo dishes). In the meantime, check out what both restaurants are offering on their own. I’d recommend one over the other depending on your mood: Pica Pica for chill outings and ICHU for more trendy, elegant vibes. Either way, you’re guaranteed a good time.
Pica Pica: 317–321 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, 2811 9880, book online
ICHU: 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2477 7717, book online
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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