The festival chose our motherland of Hong Kong as its first Asia market and featured a list of the city’s top restaurants, as well as wine tasting and cooking workshops. The line up of leading restaurants included Aberdeen Street Social, Amber, Bibo, Chino, Duddell’s and Tosca, who served up an array of signature and iconic dishes prepared by the greatest chefs.
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We arrived on the third day for a very cold night time session. We had our crown cards ready and lined up for a few must-have dishes.
Aberdeen Street Social
Raspberry & mascarpone whipped mascarpone, barley pudding & granola
First was a sea urchin dish prepared by a chef on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2016 list, from Amber, made with lobster jello and caviar. It was extremely rich, creamy and heavenly.
Hokkaido aka sea urchin in a lobster jell-o, cauliflower, caviar and crispy seaweed waffle
The signature chocolate sphere dessert was impressively made with thick semi-sweet chocolate, crunchy salted caramel macadamia nuts and a truly delightful cocoa sorbet.
Dulcey chocolate sphere coated in Manjari 64% chocolate with salted, caramelised macadamia nuts & cocoa sorbet
The marsala glazed veal cheek from Cafe Grey Deluxe and pan-fried Wagyu beef were equally flavourful, amazingly juicy, tender and succulent. I particularly loved the wasabi soy sauce that offers a real spicy kick.
Cafe Gray Deluxe
Marsala glazed veal cheek
Saffron risotto, parmesan, sage, Parma ham
Pan-fried M9 Wagyu beef with wasabi soy sauce
Duck & Waffle participated with their eponymous signature dish featuring Belgian waffle topped with confit duck leg, an eye-catching duck egg sunny side up and mustard infused maple syrup. We really liked this one.
Duck & Waffle
Crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, mustard maple syrup
Beef tenderloin carpaccio
Pesto, tomato jam, ricotta & puffed saffron risotto
Finally, barbecue Iberico pork from Tin Lung Heen was the perfect dish to round up our Hong Kong Taste Festival.
Tin Lung Heen
Barbecued Iberian pork with honey
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