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JOWETT YU

Born in Tai­wan, raised in Canada and trained in Syd­ney (Mr Wong, Ms G’s), Jowett Yu moved to Hong Kong in

2014. His Soho restau­rant Ho Lee Fook (“good for­tune for your mouth”) is one of the city’s most pop­u­lar mod­ern Chi­nese restau­rants. Here are his sug­ges­tions for solo din­ing in his adopted city. Yum cha at Sun Hing “If you’re alone and jet-lagged, there’s a dim sum joint called Sun Hing in Kennedy Town that opens every day at 3am and closes in the evenings. This place is buzzy, af­ford­able and has zero ser­vice – mean­ing you help your­self with tea and bas­kets of dim sum.” 8 Smithfield Rd, Kennedy Town, West­ern Dis­trict Noo­dles at On Lee Noo­dle “This place in Shau Kei Wan makes a great fish ball and brisket noo­dle soup, but be pre­pared for a long queue.” 22 Shau Kei Wan Main St E, Shau Kei Wan Soup at Shui Kee “Shui Kee, a dai pai dong in Cen­tral, serves the best ‘mis­cel­la­neous of­fal noo­dle soup’ in the city. All the seat­ing is out­doors in a tight al­ley­way, with a mostly lo­cal clien­tele.” 2 Gut­zlaff St, Cen­tral Bar din­ing at Belon “Din­ing solo at the bar in Belon is one of the restau­rant in­dus­try’s best-kept se­crets. It’s not un­com­mon to find chefs from around the world din­ing late at the bar. The vibe is cool-Parisian but the food is re­fined, and a com­pre­hen­sive nat­u­ral wine list makes this place great for solo din­ing.” 41 El­gin St, Cen­tral Kushikatsu at Hid­den “This is a small place with bar seat­ing that opens only at night, hid­den in an of­fice build­ing in Cause­way Bay. They serve Osaka-style kushikatsu – mis­cel­la­neous items deep-fried on a stick – with an ex­ten­sive shochu menu.” Room D, 3/F, Pros­per­ous Com­mer­cial Build­ing, 54 Jar­dine’s Bazaar, Cause­way Bay

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