Friday, April 16, 2010

Hong Kong: G Cuisine

I love that Hong Kong has pretty liberal regulations on building usage. Some restaurants most likely wouldn't exist if it weren't for those converted industrial spaces providing cheaper rent where restaurateur can setup shop. For the westerners, it might be a bit of a shock to enter an old industrial building and take a huge merchandise elevator to get there, but I don't mind if it's going to result in cheaper food and a new experience.

G. Cuisine is right next to G. Gallery, from the same owner. G. Cuisine is Thai fusion while G. Gallery is Italian fusion. We had a good time at G. Cuisine. However, service needs to work out some kinks (reservation was a bit confusing as they had trouble understanding me, and the staff, overall, should get some basic training on proper way to service customers at what can be a higher-end experience). Nothing that can't easily be fixed though.

Homemade fish cakes with Thai herbs & Pomelo salad. Fish cakes were nice. I also liked the pomelo salad. I usually don't like sweet salads but this was fresh and not overpowering, and naturally sweet.

Tom Yum soup with mixed seafood

Braised New-Zealand Lamb Shank with Tamarind Curry. It was good but one of the two pieces of lamb was a bit drier than the other one. Not quite sure about the cold potato either; being cold doesn't bring out any more flavor. Just not sure what is the point.

Crispy Barramundi Fillet with garlic lime spicy sauce. Nicely filleted (no bones. I hate fighting with food). Cooked adequately (not overcooked), and the sauce was zesty and finely complemented the fish.

Mango Sticky Rice. I liked it; Mangos were nice and fresh and the sticky rice was not too sweet but gave the ensemble some nice consistency.

$576. 00 for 4 course set menu, two glasses of wine, and service.

G.Cuisine. Unit 402-404, Elite Industrial Building Centre, 883 Cheung Sha Wan, Lai Chi Kok.
Phone: 3583 0701

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