The last time I was in Hong Kong, I was already obsessed with 22 Ships. I fell in love with some of the restaurant’s dishes that I sometimes still dream of the dishes (chorizo and eggs – I’m looking at you).
When I knew I was going to be in Hong Kong again, I knew I had to pay a visit to Aberdeen Street Social. The restaurant is located in PMQ in SoHo in Central and is one of the collaborations between Michelin star chef Jason Atherton and Yenn Wong (founder of the JIA Group). With two levels, the restaurant serves British bar bites and cocktails downstairs and more contemporary fine dining dishes upstairs. We sampled some dishes from the menu and here’s what we had!
We start with the raw Hokkaido scallops with dash jelly, apple, shies, avocado and wasabi puree. This dish was superb. Sweet notes, tangy notes, creamy notes – it is all you need on a hot day in Hong Kong really. After the chorizo eggs at 22 Ships, we had to try the smoked 63 degrees egg with truffle mash and crispy chicken skin from this menu. And let me tell you – it did not disappoint. If I had to choose between the two egg dishes, I’d still go for the 22 Ships variant – but this one holds its own for sure. The tortellini with celery root and black truffle was probably the first pasta dish we’ve ever tried in Hong Kong. It was a beautiful savory dish that was gone in no time. Then there was the wagyu beef tartare with egg yolk puree, beer pickled onions and radish. This was super creamy!
For dessert, we decided to go with the Eton mess with raspberries and blueberries. I love me a good Eton mess and this was beautifully light, sweet and tangy!
Find Aberdeen Street Social at PMQ, ground floor (by the entrance) in Central Hong Kong.