Sai Ying Pun spanish joint La Paloma (1/F, Soho 189, 189 Queen’s Rd. West, 2291-6161) gets a revamped menu this season. Dig into the Tapeo Variado ($368) tapas platter with six different bites to share, including the Bacon con Queso— bacon-topped air baguettes that explode with cheese. From the resto’s asador oven, we loved the lubina a la espalda roasted whole sea bass ($245), which was brimming with flavor from the garlic, chili and paprika sauce. The rabo de toro braised ox-tail ($220) with confit shallots and potatoes was also ridiculously tender and succulent. The arroz negro squid ink and prawn paella ($348) was beautifully buttery and al dente—there’s no better way to round off the mains at La Paloma than with this spectacle of a dish.
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