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New Arrivals: Taiwanese Whisky And Fine Japanese Sakes At Ho Lee Fook

April 21, 2015 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

image002Internationally recognised for its signature progressive cooking style, Ho Lee Fook launches an equally impressive list of Taiwanese whiskies and Japanese sakes, perfect for pairing with a fun and flavourful menu of Chinese dishes.

 Ho Lee Fook’s sake list has been carefully curated to represent a full range of styles. Refreshing selections like the Ozeki “Hana Awaka” Junmai Sparkling sake (HK$128/btl) can be consumed as an aperitif, whilst options such as the Bunraku “Houjun” Junmai(HK$528/btl) can be sipped throughout dinner. Sake has a naturally sweet profile, similar to a Riesling wine, making it an ideal accompaniment to Chinese food. Balancing out salt whilst cutting through spice, sake makes the most of Chef Jowett Yu’s complex flavour combinations. Two popular choices are the easy-to-drink Munemasa Shuzo Junmai Ginjo from the Saga Prefecture (HK$528/btl) and the premium Fukuju Junmai Ginjo (HK$628/btl) from the Hyogo Prefecture.unnamed (4)

Apéritifs or nightcaps at Ho Lee Fook

 Keep glasses charged or see the evening off with a neat nightcap with our bar’s selection of Kavalan whiskies, made by the first and only distillery in Chef Jowett Yu’s native Taiwan. The Kavalan label is relatively young with only 10 years of history, but has recently gained worldwide recognition for its fruity and smoky whiskies, creatively aged in a variety of wine and sherry oak casks. Diners can now enjoy the unique Solist Vinho Barrique Single Malt (HK$148), recently awarded “World’s Best Single Malt” in Whisky Magazine’s annual World Whiskies Awards after a satisfying meal. Cocktail lovers will enjoy this celebrated Taiwanese poured in the signature Sour cocktail (HK$138), a twist on the classic made with lemon honey and Sichuan peppercorn.

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Sake is the perfect accompaniment to Jowett’s complex flavor combinations

 Other unique cocktails include the Kumquat 2.0 (HK$108), a sweet martini made with vodka, St. Germaine liqueur and local kumquat fruit, and the Daiquiri (HK$118), playfully served as a container of classic bubble tea and made with infused plantation rum, coconut cream and ripe bananas. Another honourable mention is the Bloodsport (HK$108), a reinterpretation of the Bloody Mary named after the famous Jean-Claude Van Damme film set in the now-demolished Kowloon Walled City.


Tel: 2810 0860
Address: G/F & L/G, 1 Elgin Street, 1 Elgin Street, Soho.
Opening hours: Mon – Thur & Sun 6pm-11pm, Fri – Sat 6-12 pm.

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