FRANTZEN’S KITCHEN

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HK$850 per per­son

11 Up­per Sta­tion Street, She­ung Wan, Hong Kong

TEL: +852 2559 8508

www.frantzen­skitchen.com On the sur­face, Frantzen’s Kitchen looks like an­other She­ung Wan hip­ster joint— prime cor­ner lo­ca­tion in a ren­o­vated tong lau, chic Scan­di­na­vian in­te­ri­ors, close-packed ta­bles, counter seats and a bearded chef. As the off­shoot of Stock­holm’s ac­claimed Frantzen, how­ever, it is the lead­ing pro­po­nent of

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Kong. Head chef Jim Lof­dahl has brought a few sig­na­ture dishes from Swe­den, but much on of­fer is his own cre­ation. Din­ers are en­cour­aged to or­der a cou­ple of bite-size snacks each, then share dishes from the starter, main and dessert sec­tion. Ex­pect to find un­usual in­gre­di­ents such as crispy white moss and roe deer meat in the su­perb, one-bite Swedish sushi, liquorice root in the com­fort­ing onion veloute, and birch tree oil in a dessert of thyme ice cream. And what’s not to love in a snack of French Toast that com­bines aged cheese, truf­fle and balsamic vine­gar with bread? Staff are happy to rec­om­mend items, though por­tions are small and it’s easy for two to cover most of the menu. The wine list skews French from bou­tique mak­ers, and also fea­tures a se­lec­tion of Swedish beer and spir­its. Prices can add up, but this is no or­di­nary neigh­bour­hood eatery.

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