Anyway, it's a big deal when I am wowed. Lately, I've been very lucky - just in the past month, I've scored 3 wows - big personal record.
One of these was at Ronin. I've been here three times now, but only two for a proper meal. If you don't know that it's the new sister restaurant of Yardbird, you've probably been living under a rock, but it's okay, there's nothing wrong with rocks, especially with whisky.
|Saba, sea bream topped with grated karasumi|
If you're there to eat, there are 2 options - a la carte, or tasting menu. A la carte is split into snacks, smaller and bigger. Smaller and bigger denote not only size, but intensity of flavour.
|Coffee-infused shochu with brown sugar|
|Uni with seaweed and panko|
|Kagoshima beef, maitake, egg yolk|
There are no desserts per se, hence the coffee infused shochu (sometimes there's also chocolate), and if your dinner takes a while, you may be asked to finish off your meal while at the standing bar. There are two seatings, but at least you can book, which is already much easier, psychologically, than Yardbird (I love YB, but get too stressed out about waiting, and it's hard with groups or overseas visitors). That said, it's definitely not the same as Yardbird - this is definitely more refined and ambitious, menu-wise, but the service and style/vibe still has that winning Yardbird DNA that combines ease with professionalism, something that HK certainly needs more of.
8 On Wo Lane (off Gough Street and Kau U Fong, right near The Chairman)
Reserve up to 7 days in advance
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