Lifestyle / New Eats: Nostalgic flavours from Margo’s chef Mario, Penicillin’s seasonal bar snacks and more

by Lorria Sahmet

Soak up the sunshine at these venues — no al fresco spots on this list, sorry! — but you can always head out after.

Sunshine weather is back and with that some good news to kick off this short, four-day week: Next Monday is another long weekend. Eight per table dining returns on Thursday, so do beaches and mask-free outdoor exercises. And bars — nightlife in general — will resume on 19 May, keep doors open all the way till 2am. So there’s a lot to look forward to and lots of planning to be done.

Between planning your great return back into social life, here are some things happening around the restaurant scene for your next meal out this week. Just in time for this Thursday eve’s new eats!


May Chow of Little Bao presents The Baodown

Another new eats’ collaborative chef series to note: May Chow of Little Bao introduces The Baodown, a one-day only, no-reservations event that’s designed to showcase comfort foods in a delicious new light.

Launching on 8 May with the first instalment set to feature Censu’s Shun Sato, the exclusive menu showcases chef Shun’s modernised twist on nostalgic izakaya plates with chicken pomelo salad, a starter that touches on various Asian flavours including Japanese mizuna to Vietnamese Nuoc Cham sauce; Toothpick Beef, a dukkah-seasoned Australian ribeye; Maze Soba with shiitake minced pork and creamy egg yolk tossed in roasted sesame sauce; and the Censu Bao, a renewed edition of Little Bao’s fluffy classic with crispy pork katsu, peppery kimchi shirodashi mayo and crunchy cold slaw.

Little Bao SoHo, 1-3 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6794 8414

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