Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Syut 談風：vs：再說 January 2016 Menu
A wonderful little place hidden in Ngau Tau Kok's industrial area. It's within 10 minutes walk from my office and we've been to this place so many times, it's not even funny. Whenever we have visitors from our other offices, we bring them here. Birthdays or special occasions, this place would always be one of the choices. Other than my colleagues and I, this place is mostly full of young, good looking and super chic people. Opppps. Sorry, colleagues.
We love the decor of the place, the open kitchen, and some of the chefs have long hair, man bun, and/or facial hair. I am very very partial to those things. Ahem.
OK, moving on to the food... they change the menu every month. It is best to visit this place at the beginning of the month, as at the end of the month they are often out of some ingredients from their monthly menu.
We've tried these from their January specials.
One of us is vegetarian, and we're happy that they always have at least one vegetarian option. This is the rocket pesto pasta. It comes with 64 degree egg (my colleague doesn't eat egg, so we requested without), shimeji mushrooms, and roasted onion. The flavors are a tad too subtle for my colleague, but after a dash of Tabasco and a few sprinkles of grated Parmesan, it's all good.
One of us picked the stout pasta from the January specials - it comes with pumpkin sauce, roast onion, and check out that strings of cheese...
We also tried the chicken - with lemongrass coconut cream, lime gel and black garlic puree. The lime gel is the highlight that brightens up the dish, and of course... them crispy paper-thin fried chicken skin!
DAT PLATE! Syut plates things so beautifully, it's crazy! This is the sauteed squid - with sea urchin white wine sauce, ink gnocchi and daikon slices. Very delicate flavors (a tad too delicate) with interesting combination of different textures. It looked and sounded much better than it tastes, unfortunately.
My favorite from this month's menu, the mackerel - with black olive polenta cake, chorizo, basil oil, green olive and dried tomatoes. Bold and bright flavors. The polenta cakes are crispy outside and piping hot inside, the chorizo slices are so crispy, the fish perfectly cooked, and the tomatoes brought everything together. Absolutely delicious and so beautiful to look at. I licked my plate clean.
The pine tree ice cream dessert is so good! Served with homemade dried fruits toast and peanut butter jelly. Those green strands are all edible. Very refreshing!
The chocolate financiers with bergamot sorbet, chocolate jelly, chocolate "chips" and popping candy. That's no financier, it's more like a (very good) molten chocolate cake, with more chocolate served in different textures and balanced out with very tangy bergamot sorbet. We really really likey!
Price: about HKD150 per person.
Lunch sets include bread, coffee or tea, or 50% special drinks (their mixed berries soda or mint ginger soda are very nice).
Shop No.B, 10/F, Gee Luen Factory Building
316-318 Kwun Tong Road, Ngau Tau Kok.
Ngau Tau Kok MTR Exit B6
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2415 4999
For their updated menu, check Syut's Facebook Page.