I have been a big fan of Ho Lee Fook for many years and always loved its short ribs. A couple of weeks ago, I bought the Anova Precision Cooker and knew that the recipe was available in one of the Monocle issue. I must say the result was pretty good. Okay, I must say that it’s not 100% similar but close enough (check the picture below). If you got the tools, try out the recipe and let me know.
For those not familiar with Ho Lee Fook which means “Good fortune for your mouth”, it is a Black Sheep restaurant that offers contemporary, funky yet unpretentious Chinese food where all plates are shared. Favorites include “Mom’s mostly cabbage, pork dumplings, great cantonese Char Siu and the signature short rib. I seriously encourage you to sample a number of their dish.
Check out the menu below:
The atmosphere and decor is great. Before getting down to the dining area, you need to pass by this open kitchen at the restaurant’s entrance where you can see the cooks in action. On the side, you have a wall of fortune golden cats waving us while we make our way down into the low lit dining room.
Be ready to wait for some time before getting a table. To jump the queue, book a table for 5 and more and dreams come true. In my opinion, it is a great place to have diner. Food is great even if some dishes miss the cut in my opinion like the shredded chicken salad, the desserts, and the make your own steamed rice (fun but not great taste). But clearly above most of Hong Kong’s restaurants.
Ho Lee Fook
G/F No. 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2810 0860 | Website: http://holeefookhk.tumblr.com/