HK$500 per person
It is with good
reason that Bombay Dreams is considered among the city’s best for
15-16 School Street, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong TEL: +852 2362 2812
On a corner in the quiet grid of
Tai Hang stands Elementary, a minimalist, contemporary restaurant that offers up a carefully thought out selection of dishes designed for sharing. Categorised under light, medium and heavy, highlights include the hamachi ceviche (light) which sees an almost buttery cured fish complemented by the umami of sea asparagus and the kick of green chilli dressing – each element in ideal measure; the rarely seen duck heart kebabs (medium) served with a parsley vinaigrette that helps to enliven the meat; and the sticky lamb ribs (heavy), served pink with a rich sauce and a refreshing slaw. The chilli crab pasta (medium) is a popular choice, rich in seafood flavour with lemon zest crumbs adding texture. A succinct wine list sees most of its bottles also available by the glass and all very reasonably priced.
Turn to dessert and the standout is the ice cream sandwich with a selection of homemade ice creams available as filling, ranging from creamy vanilla to a salt-sweet salted egg yolk that’s big and bold. Service is warm and friendly and adds to an experience that is casual and relaxed and fresh.
Elementary’s interiors feature pops of colour