Hong Kong’s Under-the-Radar Gourmet Paradise

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Hong Kong : Hong Kong’s Under-the-Radar Gourmet Paradise
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Hong Kong : Hong Kong’s Under-the-Radar Gourmet Paradise

Hip hotspot Kennedy Town is close to my hotel and has streets of cool cafes and restaurants waiting to be explored. The neighbourhood is bustling and friendly and a real insight into how the locals live day-to-day. Undisturbed sea views are an added plus.

Central may get all the press, but K-town is where the cool cats roam. Here are four places you’ll want to try in Kennedy Town.

Butcher and Baker Cafe
With an open bakery and butcher’s counter this large space means Hong Kong crowds are soon forgotten. Décor is charming and rustic, and the menu includes adult and kid pleasers. Opt for the must-order sausage sampler followed by a slice of fresh-baked pie.

Sunday’s Grocery
Grab your food to go at Sunday’s Grocery, a kitsch little spot where sandwiches are the special and appear wrapped in paper piping hot from the kitchen hatch. The Tonkatsu sandwich gets rave reviews as does a side of fried chicken. Nab a bench in front of the water for a relaxing lunch and fine views.

Catch
With its clean tile and white tables, indie restaurant Catch has a relaxed and breezy atmosphere and serves seriously good seafood-centric dishes. Chilled shrimp tastes like it was caught minutes ago, mussels come in a broth that begs to be dipped and the batter on the fish and chips is light and crispy. What more could you ask for?

Missy Ho’s
A secret entrance and quirky eclectic interiors – think Asian vintage and Parisian can-can – set the stage for funky fusion food done well. Certainly a unique find. Expect to find modern Sushi mingling with Seafood Carpaccio and Fish Tacos on the menu.

K-Town can get crowded after dark – ask my team to make your dinner reservations and keep ahead of the pack.