We arrived in Sai Kung on a Sunday afternoon, gathered at Honeymoon dessert, where Mandy instructed us to meet. Her helper then came to fetch us for a 5 minute walk up to her house, a contemporary village house with a terrace and ace views right over Sai Kung town and out to the sea. Once inside, we were greeted by her adorable puppy Rekha and we tottered through Mandy's kitchen (it smelled amazing - in fact, the whole house did) into the dining room. Unfortunately it was drizzly the day we went, so we couldn't sit on the terrace outside... tough luck. (The dining area does open out onto the terrace though and eventually towards the end of lunch we did spill out there :P)
Before I go on further I should mention that there was a tray of sauces that we were encouraged to put on any dish we liked. I particularly like the texture and fresh flavours of mango chutney, although the tamarind went well with a lot of things too, and the ginger & orange had that slightly addictive quality of Thai sweet chilli sauce.
|Roast leg of lamb|
|Rum rum chicken|
|Chocolate biscuit base in the lime cheesecake|
Mandy hopes to be able to do lunch and dinner closer to town - hope that happens soon. Hong Kong needs something refreshingly different like this.
Special thanks to @3starbackpacker and @saveurs for organising, and @saveurs for the wine.
Mandy's Private Kitchen
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