The G.O.D. of All Things
Hong kong’s celebrated king of knick-knacks, homewares, furniture and fashion, Douglas Young, can now also claim the title of restaurateur. The founder of the G.O.D. lifestyle label will open his eatery at PMQ at the end of the month, serving diners scrumptious Cantonese comfort food inspired by his mother’s home cooking from the ’70s. The Sheung Wan cafe will cook up fresh, healthy Asian fare that uses herbs and vegetables grown in its own kitchen garden. “I’ve always believed that with fresh ingredients, you don’t need to over-embellish with the cooking,” says Young. The cafe is inspired by “simple honest places that happen to be cool and not all hyped up,” such as the River Cafe in London and The Never Ending Summer in Bangkok. The name is yet to be revealed. Young did, however, devise the risqué name of Elgin Street dumpling house Ho Lee Fook, so we suspect it will be something suitably catchy.