And so, my blog sputters into life once more, with the whoosh of the sugar rush that comes from rounding up my five favourite desserts in Hong Kong from 2019.
Whilst it’s been a tough year for Hong Kong – for reasons that I’m sure you’re all aware of and that people far more articulate and knowledgeable than me can explain – that has meant that the joy I’ve found in these brief moments of bliss has been worth savouring all the more.
Lemon posset, Cornerstone
People should be writing love songs about the lemon posset at Cornerstone – and let’s face it, desserts have definitely brought me much more joy over the years than the majority of my relationships!
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Arcane /ɑːˈkeɪn/ adjective
Understood by few; mysterious or secret
Despite the dictionary definition, I promise that you won’t need a degree from Hogwarts to understand the food at Shane Osborn’s new restaurant, Arcane. It’s simple – it’s stunning.
Having fallen head over taste buds in love with Osborn’s cooking, I was absolutely gutted to hear that he had left St Betty, the restaurant that brought him to Hong Kong following his award-winning stint at London’s Pied a Terre. But that sadness quickly turned into elation when I discovered that Osbourn was in fact opening his own restaurant in Central.
Located on the third floor of a brand new building on On Lan Street, the interior of Arcane is pretty unassuming – the décor is nothing exciting (although there is a lovely terrace garden where Shane grows fruit, veggies and herbs for the kitchen) – but frankly, you don’t need design tricks and kicks when your food is this good.
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