I’ve hopped over to Honkers for a blissful few days of shopping, eating and a tiny bit of work. Probably in that order.
The pace here in Hong Kong is so wildly different from life in Singapore that I feel decidedly suaku (country tortoise) just trying to cross Queen’s Road Central at lunchtime.
Yesterday I was saved from crowd surfing with a timely rendezvous at Sevva, which if you’ve ever lived in or visited HK, you’ve probably already been to.
I have never managed to get a reservation (I like to think that’s solely because I never call them until the day itself – which is obviously too late) but yesterday two lovely people took me here for lunch…and it was a real treat.
A lift whisks you straight to the restaurant, some 60 or so floors above the beating heart of Central, where you can sit and watch the world go by with a very chilled glass of white wine in your hand .
The barrel vaulted ceiling was the picture of springtime yesterday, freshly decked with flowers in celebration of Chinese New Year:
Masses of beautiful objets (must be said in a thick French accent) are scattered about, including this display of giant glass bottles sparkling in the sunlight, as well as a silver and rather frightened looking suckling pig (being in Hong Kong, I’d say he has every reason to be afraid):
My favourite picture though was the very cool, framed pair of vintage leather gloves I spotted on the way to the loo:
If you do make it here, cake is one of their specialities and it’s absolutely worth the calories. We shared the lemon meringue pie heavily disguised as a towering slice of cake and I would be back in a flash to do it all over again.
Top shot of ‘green wall’ courtesy of DestinAsian