|Choo-Chee Salmon Rom Kwan at Issaya Siamese Club, Hong Kong|
The full height windows, the juicy saturated jewel tones, the neat terrace, the references to the halcyon days - the place is beautiful. I don't usually like to use press pics, but since I don't have a better one of the interiors, here's a taster:
|Issaya Siamese Club, Hong Kong [source]|
|Making Kor Moo Yang (pork neck salad)|
|Nua Sun Seaklong|
There were some major blunders. The smoked salmon was an attempt at the low-temp technique but was ultimately raw in the middle, and the smoke was much too intense, creating an almost bitter edge. The video above shows how it was served, in a big poooooof. Theatre!
|Kor Moo Yang|
I guess the lesson I've learned here is that it's "genius" if it works on the actual, y'know, eating front, and "a gimmick" if it's just a show with no substance. (And a lesson for all of us: good restaurant food is bloody hard to make, and idiots like me are bloody hard to please.)
It's not cheap (mains are around HKD200-350) but it's not too pricey either. I hear the desserts are good (makes sense, they seem to like sugar, teehee), so I guess I'll be back one of these days for a nice cold drink on the terrace and some pudding, but the only true feasting I'll be doing here is through my eyes, on the décor.
Issaya Siamese Club
25/F, Soundview Plaza 2 - Midtown
1-29 Tang Lung Street
+852 2154 3048