Best new restaurants and bars to try in Hong Kong
Sichuan Lab turns up the heat on our dining scene with a culinary approach that puts emphasis on a full spectrum of flavours, from hot and spicy to sweet and sour. Positioning itself as an establishment that transcends generations, the restaurant offers a mix of time-honoured classics – such as poached mandarin fish in chilli broth and mapo beancurd – and newfangled creations in the vein of its 52-degree slow-cooked duck breast and green peppercorn with vanilla ice cream. There’s also Sichuan hotpot and even seasonal omakase. If you’re worried you can’t stand the heat, the restaurant also offers a wide selection of sakes, cocktails, wines and even coffee to wash down the food.
Located at the revamped Ovolo Central hotel, Veda is a vegetarian restaurant curated by chef and salad advocate Hetty McKinnon of Brooklyn’s Arthur Street Kitchen fame. Proving that plant-based eating is anything but boring, the Veda team plates up vibrant, flavour-led creations such as Nepalese ricotta and spinach momos with smoked chilli and tomato pickle, and soba noodle salad with ginger and shallot dressing. Open from breakfast through to dinnertime, Veda also offers an artisanal list of coffees, wines and cocktails to go with its green menu.