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New cosy French eatery Jean May opens its doors in Wan Chai

Thoughtful French cuisine from Pierre Koffman-trained chef, available for takeout


Cosy neighbourhood kitchen Jean May has just announced its grand opening on August 18. This 32-seater eatery nestled behind the flower stalls of Wan Chai's Gresson Street is helmed by Tiff Lo, a Hongkonger who has spent much of her life in the UK, and during the time perfecting her skills in the kitchen, has trained under Michelin star chefs Pierre Koffman, Michel Roux Jr, Phil Howard, and Eric Chavot.

Dishes from Jean May's takeaway menu

The restaurant – which is named as an ode to chef Tiff's grandmother – offers a selection of homely dishes with a French sensibility, including oyster and pickled cucumber ($64), steak tartare ($162), duck breast in a spiced honey glaze with carrots ($312). Right now, from 12 to 5pm Wednesdays through Sundays, Jean May is offering a takeout menu, with scrumptious dishes like a light summer salad with walnuts and parmesan, to a hearty steak baguette, or confit chicken and leek terrine. The restaurant also offers a roster of brewed coffees, if you're looking for something to accompany the food. To place an order, email: or call 3590 6033.

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