Chao 2 by Chaophraya

Hong Kong Tatler - - Features -

Grow­ing up in Kowloon Tong, Rina Hi­ranand has seen Kowloon City de­velop al­most be­yond recog­ni­tion, with some of Hong Kong’s old­est Chiu Chow res­tau­rants now sit­ting along­side hip new eater­ies. “I love eat­ing in Kowloon City be­cause it has some of the best food in Hong Kong but, un­like other ar­eas, it still re­tains a neigh­bour­hood vibe,” says Rina, who still lives in the area. Chao 2 by Chaophraya, a mod­ern Thai restau­rant, is one of her favourites. “The restau­rant is on the site of the fam­ily’s old Thai su­per­mar­ket on Nam Kok Road. Chao 2 pays homage to the past while cre­at­ing a fan­tas­tic new ex­pe­ri­ence. The restau­rant is both mod­ern but very lo­cal, and has a unique sense of place.” Rina’s usual or­der con­sists of soft-shell crab and pump­kin curry, bar­be­cued chicken with sticky rice, and mush­room laab.

Rina Hi­ranand

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