In the ultra-glamorous cultural-retail emporium of K11 MUSEA, it’s a double delight to discover that this muse by the sea is also a beacon of gastronomy. But where to begin? Here are five locations to consider when seeking some delicious cuisine to round out your day.
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This sophisticated, all-day dining concept is strategically located in the grand atrium of K11 MUSEA and features a high-tea service, a full bar experience, and a bespoke retail area where guests can purchase premium teas. And then there’s the food. From Lobster Bisque and vegetarian Farm & Blossom (Hong Kong agricultural greens, cherry tomato, green plum dressing), to Homemade Truffle Ravioli (wild mushroom, pumpkin, tomato broth, and flora twist), Miso Cod (ratatouille, capsicum, pesto, green tea tulle), and 54c US Wagyu Beef (with Hong Kong agricultural vine tomatoes, broccolini, and sweet potato fries), there’s something to please every palate. Kids will devour the Spaghetti Bolognaise, Crab Fettuccine, and Prawn Burgers. And then dessert—Caramelized Banana Mille Feuille with chocolate ice-cream and golden crumble, anyone?
A Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant specialising in Kyoto cuisine, Tominokoji Yamagishi is based on the spirit of hospitality that accompanies tea-ceremony meals. With just 15 seats, any experience at this exclusive establishment is intimate and personal, and always one to remember. Founded in 2015, and recipient of its Michelin star just two years later, the restaurant offers omakase dishes that allow you to savour the changing seasons using all five senses, while the chef personally makes all the selections.
If it’s iconic Asian noodles you’re craving, head to the totally yumacious YumMee, which strives to deliver the familiar delicacies of cities in the region with three essential elements: authenticity, quality, and deliciousness. Among the comfort-food offerings that travellers have come to know and love are Lobster Seafood Prawn Noodles from Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok’s Boat Noodles, Kowloon Satay Beef Noodles, Singapore Seafood Laksa, and King Crab Soy Sauce Ramen from Kyoto. A veritable greatest hits of the noodle kingdom!
From bento boxes for lunch, Washoku Kaiseki and Sushi, to Teppanyaki and Tempura à La Carte or Kamameshi (Rice in Kettle), Japanese restaurant Ginza, a dining institution with nearly 40 years of history, prides itself on making the highest standard cuisine accessible to all customers. Ginza first opened in 1981 in the New World Centre (which previously occupied the site of K11 MUSEA). The restaurant sources the finest ingredients directly from Japan and shuffles its way through specialties of the season. And for a nostalgic coup de grâce, try the Ginza Tea Set: Japanese Sherbet, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Cake and Homemade Dessert, as well as a work of art that you and your dining companions will want to Instagram five-times over before eating.
Hong Kong’s venerable, 78-year-old Yung Kee roasted goose restaurant has taken a first foray into contemporary dining with its chic, next-gen Cantonese bistro concept at K11 MUSEA, while still appealing to the sepia-tinged memories of its regular clientele. Old classics, such as Dim Sum special Yung’s Bistro Hand Roll Cigar (Crispy Roll Stuffed with Shredded Goose and Pickled Cabbage) and Yung Kee’s Signature Roasted Goose, offer old-school sincerity to garnish post-modern delight, as you admire the setting of this muse by the sea.