Neighborhood – Precise taste & portion

。Neighborhood – 恰到好處的味道和份量。
走過繁華的街道,轉入小巷,到了百子里公園,來到了巷尾的這家餐廳Neighborhood。簡約的門面,有一個親切的名字。這夜即興的來晚飯,沒有訂座,侍者很快安排我們到吧檯坐下,還細心的解說餐牌。

Walked passed the busy Hollywood Road and turned to a small alley to Pak Tsz Lane Park. All in a sudden, it turned into a different world. We went to Neighborhood, which has a simple outlook, modern and chic, with this friendly name. We planned to have a quiet dinner this night and didn’t make reservation beforehand. The server led us to the seat at the bar and explained the menu to us.

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先來一碗蘑菇湯,香氣撲鼻。一朵小龍蒿花落在蘑菇片上,細膩的賣相反映出廚師的用心。

A bowl of mushroom veloute to get us prepared for the remaining carbs. It smelled so good when the server brought it to the table. Using tarragon blossoms to decorate the soup was such a nice touch.

Mushroom Veloute
Mushroom Veloute

風乾火腿配馬鈴薯麵疙瘩,那美麗的賣相,讓我不禁想到廚師可能是位藝術家。麵疙瘩軟稔,醬汁清淡,讓火腿發揮其鹹香。一濃一淡,配搭得宜。

Potato gnocchi/ Iberico ham. The presetation was so delicate, which somehow made me think whether the chef is also an artist. The gnocchi was so soft with just perfect seasoned sauce reflecting the nice smell and intensity of the ham. A perfect match.

Potato Gnocchi/Iberico Ham
Potato Gnocchi/Iberico Ham

牛骨髓意大利飯,粒粒骨髓混在飯內,甚有咬口,而且淋上了肉汁,濃淡適中。如飯粒再硬身一點會更好。

Bone marrow/kale risotto. The bone marrow was mixed into the risotto which gave you a slightly chewy texture. Part of the bone marrow also melted into the risotto. Would be great if the risotto was cooked a bit harder.

Bone Marrow/Kale Risotto
Bone Marrow/Kale Risotto

白汁燉牛頭肉,當侍者介紹時,還是忍不住想像菜會是怎麼樣的,上菜時看似普通,食下去卻有意外驚喜。肉煮得非常軟稔,會在口內慢慢化開。配菜也煮得恰到好處,醬汁剛好到位。

tête de veau blanquette. I was quite curious when the server explained the cooking method and the ingredient of this dish. I couldn’t imagine how it looked at first.  The taste was surprisingly good with the tender beef and soft vegetables. The beef even melted in my mouth. A nice one that I would recommend.

tête de veau blanquette
tête de veau blanquette

甜品選了朱古力蛋糕,簡單的賣相像個調色板,切下去的那個厚度已感覺到朱古力的濃。食下去真的非常濃郁,滿口都是黑朱古力的香味。

Chocolate palette looked simple but the taste was so rich and intense. Made with dark chocolate, the thickness of the cake, when you cut it, let you understand how rich it was.

Chocolate Palette
Chocolate Palette

結賬時,店家還送上小甜品,是用蔗糖做的小蛋糕 (canelé) ,內裡非常鬆軟,忍不住想多食一口。 侍者還說多吃一個無妨,他們是準備給客人用餐後食的,確實十分貼心。

Canelés were served while we settled the bill. The canelé , with a soft custard texture, was made with sucrose. The server was so kind to invite us for another piece of canele when we left. She must have understood that I liked it a lot. 🙂

canelé
canelé

餐點平均價錢都在$180以內,大小如tapas相約,價錢合理,而且服務真的很貼心。大家不妨一試。

Each dish is in a small size similar to tapas. Average price of each dish is below HK$180 which is very reasonable Service was so great. Worth a try.

 

Neighborhood
Address: Basement, 61-63 Hollywood Road, Central
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays 18.00-22.30

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