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Wasabisabi

Posted in Asian, Causeway Bay, English menu, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island on April 13, 2008 by kevlars

We had high hopes for this place. Mainly because I liked the sound of the name. Wasabisabi! We’re going to Wasabisabi! Yabadabee!

You get the drift.

Anyway.

First impressions were excellent. Dramatic lighting, lit walkway, lamps taller than MichaelJordans laid end to end. But then they handed us the menus, and they were these flimsy cardboard things, completely at odds with the prince’s ransom they were asking for a couple slices o’ fish. Which arrived, again beautifully presented, but didn’t taste anywhere near as spectacular as the price warranted.

Oh yes, the chawanmushi, which we ordered to fill up, was decidedly below par.

Wasabisabi is currently having an Australian wagyu beef promotion. The shabu-shabu set for HK$258 gets 1 mushroom, ’bout 12 strands of vermicelli, a plate of vegetables, and 7 slices of beef.

I don’t think I’m coming back. I had a much better time at Doraya, recommended by Charmaine over at http://tastytreats.wordpress.com/.

By the way, if the management of Wasabisabi ever reads this, please explain to your waiters that when people ask for recommendations, this isn’t a cue to point out the most expensive items on every page.

Wasabisabi
http://www.aqua.com.hk
Grades: ambience: A1, food: B3, prices: C6, service: C6
13th floor, Times Square
T: +852 2506 0009

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El Cid Spanish Restaurant

Posted in Causeway Bay, English menu, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Spanish on February 20, 2008 by kevlars

Never eat here.

Everything we had was a poor imitation of someone’s idea of something Spanish.

El Cid Spanish Restaurant
Our grades: food: F9

Shop C, G/F, Florida Mansion
9-11 Cleveland Street
Causeway Bay

Mr. Kim – Contemporary Korean

Posted in Causeway Bay, English menu, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Korean with tags , , , on January 8, 2008 by kevlars

Mr. Kim’s is tucked away on the 3rd floor of Kyoto Plaza. It’s a gem for two big reasons (i) most of Hong Kong doesn’t seem to know about it, so you can almost always get a seat, even a booth next to a giant window so you can lay down your shopping spoils and watch the madness of the Causeway Bay streets below as you stuff your face full of kimchi; (ii) aforesaid kimchi is excellent. Not just pickled cabbage! We had tiny anchovies… and other unidentifiable stuff. Ok, so maybe not everything on the menu made our tastebuds sing, but we were pretty happy.

Wide selection, English menu, and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Call ahead for reservations if it’s Friday/Saturday night.

Mr. Kim – Contemporary Korean
Our grade: A2

3/F Kyoto Plaza, 491-499 Lockhart Road
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
+852 2833 0113

http://www.mrkim.com.hk