Hong Kong’s top restaurants reviewed: Amber – modern French turns out to be nine courses of Japanese delights
This is how SCMP.coms food editor enticed me to Amber after I admitted to caring little for traditional French cuisine. Its not duck confit and cassoulet, she said briskly. Its very modern and can be appreciated purely as delicious food. She was right. But all she really needed to have said was that the two-Michelin-star restaurant (and number 24 on the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants list) borrows a little from Japan (negi, dashi and sansho pepper jumped out from the menus when I looked them up online). And that they offer a vegetarian la carte menu. Hong Kong’s top restaurants: Bo Innovation, Wan Chai old-school modern Not that we wanted to go without meat or fish, but just knowing culinary director Richard Ekkebus does more than simply tolerate vegetarians gave us a warm, fuzzy feeling.
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