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If we were to describe Sweetheart Garden Restaurant in just a few words, it’d be ‘boujee on a budget’. Back in the 70s when western cuisine was still perceived as a luxury, Sweetheart Garden Restaurant was the go-to steakhouse due to their affordable prices. The steaks are served on hot grilled skillets accompanied by your choice of sauce, and perhaps the most ‘enjoyable’ experience of all, is the heavenly smell and sizzling sound when your sauce hits the pan – but not before frantically holding up a napkin to your face to avoid getting splattered.
The whole experience was eye-opening and memorable, especially for middle to working-class families and young couples. Though western cuisine has become more common and affordable nowadays, Sweetheart Garden played a crucial part in shaping Hong Kong’s dining culture. If you haven't tried a sizzling hot steak from Sweetheart Garden, go to any one of their 11 branches across the city to tick this experience off your bucket list!