Meaning “Third Wife” in Cantonese, this joint has been bringing us a slice of Hong Kong cool for the past half a year. Each of its three floors has a different Chinoiserie-inspired concept, starting with the tapas bar on the ground floor (think a luxe version of a Wong Kar-wai set, wall of fake roasted ducks included); a plush dining hall on the second; and a rooftop bar where one can enjoy one of the best views of the city skyline, while infectious ’80s Cantopop tunes play.
On its menu: A fine selection of classic Chinese dishes like crispy roast pork and salmon skin with salted egg yolk served tapas-style. Head down at dinnertime for a more comprehensive menu that offers a mix of traditional (black chicken soup) and newfangled (soft shell crab steeped in chilli and garlic and cooked “bei fung tong” style) dishes.
Finish off with a round of drinks that bear kitschy names like Golden Dragon – a refreshing cocktail of gin, soda, syrup and lemon foam – and The Mysterious Yum Seng Shot – we don’t have details on what goes into it, but hey, that’s all part of the fun here. 25 Boon Tat Street, opens daily for dinner, 5pm-1am, Mon-Sat (closed on Sun and P.H.)
Styling Imran Jalal Photography Elvina Farkas/Anue Management Art Direction Leyna Poh Photography Assistant Mich Tan & Lucas Milone Hair Peter Lee/Hairloom Makeup Melissa Yeo, using Nars Model Olesya R/Ave
An adapted version first appeared in Female’s December issue, out on newsstands now.