The First Taste Festival in Hong Kong!

The First Taste Festival in Hong Kong!

We were wowed by Asia's first version of the world's greatest restaurant festival 

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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, BiboChino, Duddell’s and Tosca, who served up an array of signature and iconic dishes prepared by the greatest chefs.


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong

Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong

Taste of Hong Kong


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.


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Apple Cider, Craft Beer

Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Aberdeen Street Social Raspberry & MascarponeWhipped mascarpone

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.


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Amber Hokkaido aka Sea Urchin in a Lobster Jell-O

Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Amber Hokkaido aka Sea Urchin in a Lobster Jell-O

Amber
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.


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Amber Dulcey Chocolate Sphere Coated in Manjari 64% Chocolate

Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Amber Dulcey Chocolate Sphere Coated in Manjari 64% Chocolate

Amber
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.


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Cafe Gray Deluxe Marsala Glazed Veal Cheek

Cafe Gray Deluxe
Marsala glazed veal cheek
Saffron risotto, parmesan, sage, Parma ham


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Duddell’s Pan Fried M9 Wagyu Beef with Wasabi Soy Sauce

Duddell’s
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.


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Duck & Waffle Crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, mustard maple syrup

Duck & Waffle
Crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, mustard maple syrup


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, The Ocean House Smoked Red Snapper

Tosca
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.


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Tin Lung Heen Barbecued Iberian Pork with Honey

Tin Lung Heen
Barbecued Iberian pork with honey


Taste Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Stella Artois Belgium Beer

Stella Artois
Belgian beer


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