Southeast Asia on a plate
The Big Bay Cafe at Hong Kong’s Kerry Hotel is bringing diners southeast Asia on a plate.
Chef Matthew Woolford has brought together a smorgasbord of dishes from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia for a special Southeast Asian promotion.
Dishes are prepared at live cooking stations using fresh ingredients sourced from all over the region. Think refreshing Thai beef, papaya and glass noodle salads, bahn mi, BBQ char siu pork and Vietnamese grilled prawns.
Woolford has also attempted to capture the tastes of a southeast Asian night market with charcoal-grilled, roasted and rotisserie dishes prepared in front of guests. Tuck into Balinese roasted suckling pig, Malaysian coconut-roasted spring chicken, as well as wok- and pan-fried foods including Singapore-style chilli crab and crispy fried red snapper.
A ‘Steam Pavillion’ will be serving up Singaporean lobster laksa, Thai-steamed fish and steamed scallops with glass noodles. And in a nod to Vietnam, there’s also a pho station.
Finish off with mangoes, mangosteens, lychees, jack fruit and rambutan, as well as a selection of pancakes, ice creams and cakes.
The Southeast Asian promotion is available for dinner only until September 30. Prices start at $648 per adult and $324 per child (five to 11 years). Big Bay Cafe, Level 3, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon. shangri-la.com