These Filipino Pop-Up Eateries Will Be in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is famous for its world-class cuisine, but this food mecca is starting to recognize our very own local restaurants as worthy additions to the HK foodie scene. Read on to find out which of our homegrown eateries got the seal of approval.


Hey Handsome x Mrs. Pound

 Describing itself as a “neighbourhood restaurant speakeasy”, Mrs. Pound makes Asian food casual and fun.


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Mrs. Pound even serves halo halo!



It’s no wonder they teamed up with Hey Handsome whose chef, Nicco Santos, has a similar approach to food with his bold, eclectic twists on Asian comfort favorites.


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Both establishments seemed to have wanted to create a relaxed, casual dining experience. Somewhere people could get nourished and unwind.

Chef Nicco is serving up new plates along with old favorites. You’ll be able to feast on dishes such as his Eggplant with Chicharon and Salted Egg, Lamb Rendang with Cucumber and Mantau, and Lemongrass Blue Crab and Santol.


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Visit the Hey Handsome pop up from February 28 to March 1 at Mrs. Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong



Gallery Vask x HAKU

HAKU bases its cooking philosophy on the traditional and the modern. An ancient Japanese culinary practice called kappo, informs their cooking. Kappo embraces the five primary cooking techniques of grilling, steaming, frying, simmering, and raw preparations, yet here it is infused with a modern sensibility. HAKKU is one of the giants of modern Japanese dining.


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Beef tartare with caviar

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Hailing from Spain, Chele Gonzales heads Gallery Vask, which led to it being awarded #35 on Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants in 2017. Chef Chele endeavors to use Philippine produce with novel techniques whilst still keeping food to their local flavors and heritage. This has led to dishes such as…


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Both establishments have forward-thinking, technological, and agricultural approaches to food, so expect to experience new flavors and a new dining experience during the collaboration.


Make a booking for this event, as it is reservations only. Gallery Vask’s pop up will take place from February 23-24 at HAKU, Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui