|Oyster - NUR Feast menu, June 2014|
This is going to be another one of those posts with photos collated from several meals at NUR, which I currently have a restaurant crush on.
NUR is completely different to anything that's available in HK. It's not solely "organic" for the sake of it, and although often touted as "new Nordic", it's not a wholesale import, or carbon copy (thank goodness) of nouveau Scandinavian/Noma-esque cuisine.
Indeed, in many ways it follows the "new Nordic" principles - as much local sourcing as possible, sustainable sources, the inclusion of foraged or forgotten plants, a light, subtle touch when it comes cooking, but because of this, it is quite thoroughly Hong Kongese too, but in a completely different way - no kitschy "Asian touches", just local ingredients reimagined.
|Salmon - Feast menu, Nov 2014|
|Tomato - Feast menu, Nov 2014|
|30+ ingredient salad - Light menu, Apr 2014|
|Maitake - Feast menu, Nov 2014|
|Squid - Feast menu, Nov 2014|
|Pigeon - Feast menu, Nov 2014|
|Blossom (not dessert, this was the pre/cleanser), Feast menu, Nov 2014|
Don't get me wrong though, I'm definitely going back to NUR. This was just the first couple of nights of the new menu. The constant tweaking and hyper-seasonal changes are really exciting - something that the restaurant fully embraces through its open-to-public "development kitchen" dinners held every so often. NUR is to me, by far, one of the most interesting openings of the year in Hong Kong. We need more young minds doing things a little left field in this industry, or heck, in this city, full stop.
*With even the most mediocre, uninspired degustations in Hong Kong running upwards of $1000, actually more like $1500, I'd give my money to NUR any day.
3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace
+852 2871 9993