Duck down a narrow alley off the Lan Kwai Fong thoroughfare, head up a flight of stairs lit in glaring florescent white, and knock upon an unmarked door: this unpromising entryway opens into one of Hong Hong’s most elegant private kitchens. Headed up by founder and Head Chef Paul Hui, Fa Zu Jie has garnered a cult following for its expert marriage of premium Shanghainese ingredients with European techniques. Expect dishes like drunken abalone on a pasta-like swirl of udon, succulent Iberico pork atop Shanghai vegetable rice and osmanthus-infused meringue.
Fa Zu Jie
1st Floor, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong