ONE THIRTY ONE
I have heard so many nice things about One Thirty One located in Hong Kong’s New Territories and immediately knew that I had to try it out. Finally last weekend, the occasion presented itself.
What can I say? Really, it was a well-deserved rest from Hong Kong noise and crowed space. It felt so good to eat stunning food outside in the garden facing the sea. I just completely forgot where I was living for a great lunch in a very nice place. In addition, the food was excellent.
Quickly after sitting down for lunch, we were served a nice little amuse bouche served in a tiny ice cream cone. A great way to start an open our stomachs for the food to come.
For starter, we were all given a cured and smoked salmon with white asparagus, fennel and a little Parmesan tuile. Cured salmon is one of my favorite things to eat, I will post later my take on cured salmon. I felt the salmon was more smoked than cured but nevertheless it was tasty.
Our second starter took the form of a soup, which is something I would typically never order. The broth was nice and filled with little goodies like prawns, scallop and zucchini.
Finally, our main arrived and loved it. Cooking pork is not easy and they did a great job as it was moist and a bit caramelized. The pork was coming with a little gravy, peas, and sunchoke. Great dish and probably my favorite of the day.
According to my friends, the desserts were to die for and they were right. It was a simple blueberry gelato with some delicious almond biscuits. Great job here and wish I could eat more.
Thinking that our lunch was over, I went for a stroll to the nearby farm until I realize that some petit fours were coming together with the coffee. The kitchen brought us their tweak on a lemon tart. In short, it was a lemon tart ice-cream covered by an Italian meringue. Interesting but I still prefer my classics.
Overall a good lunch in a great and relaxing surroundings. A must try.
One Thirty One
31 Tseng Tau Village, Shap Sze Heung, New Territories
Tel:+852 2791-2684 | Website: http://www.one-thirtyone.com/