Lazy Hog (CLOSED)
Time Out says
The hip new Lazy Hog makes its debut on Bridges Street, a charming enclave that lies between Sheung Wan, Mid-Levels and Soho. With a name that conjures a lazy animal, cooling down in mud, munching away at the feeding trough, the chefs say that it’s exactly what they want their customers to do. Well – maybe not the mud and trough part – but definitely resting their heels and eating. Serving American fare-inspired small plates, the passion project by previous chefs of Catalunya definitely wants to join the ranks of its famous neighbours in the area – like Yardbird and Little Bao – and serve tapas-style dishes to peckish diners who want quality food.
The simple menu offers items such as pig’s ear nachos (pictured above, $165) – thin slices of fried compressed pig’s ears served with pickled cherries and fennel – which are surprisingly moreish. We like the hog nuggets ($180 for three), an 18-hour slow-cooked pulled pork fried nugget served with beetroot ketchup, which has a saucy texture that cuts through the greasy shell with its natural acids. We also love the chicken lollipops ($168 for three), half-boned wings covered in a cornflake crumbed crust that adds interest to its texture with a mealy bite.
Slow-cooked pulled pork nuggets
We definitely fell for the innovative bites at Lazy Hog, but our only comment is that, for the price point, the portions are a little on the lean side. Standing out with its trendy vibe on one of the the coolest food streets in town, we have no doubt about Lazy Hog’s impending success and we’re sure there’ll be little piggies lining up for them soon. Lisa Cam
Verdict: Funky addition to Bridges Street
Lazy Hog 29 Bridges St, Central, 2858 1321. Dinner for two: $1,000.