This restaurant boasts more than 3,000 sq ft of space and interiors designed to pay homage to Hong Kong dai pai dongs of the 70s and 80s. Food wise, claypot dishes are the biggest draw here. The signature retro series include salted fish and minced meat, abalone and chicken, as well as egg and beef claypot rice. It’s like a bite from the past. If you’re feeling adventurous, don’t miss out on Buddies’ creative fusion flavours like matcha, sakura shrimp and eel rice ($78) and Hainan chicken claypot rice ($78).
As the weather gets a little chilly, Hongkongers love to combat the cold weather by indulging in seasonal treats like hotpot, a steaming cup of hot chocolate and of course, claypot rice. Those in the know flock to areas like Temple Street, Sai Wan, Shau Kei Wan, and Kowloon City, in a sort of winter migration, to acquire the most authentic and best claypot rice dishes. Naturally, we’re doing likewise to discover which is number one.
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