Newly opened in LKF Tower, Central, Fang Fang delights with its tasty modern Asian cuisine, Insta-worthy cocktails and live jazz music
New restaurants and bars seem to pop up here in Hong Kong faster than we have time to try them. Recently, we’ve seen Employees Only open in LKF, McSorley’s Ale House re-open in SoHo and fine dining french restaurant Le Pan spring up in Kowloon Bay. Still in soft-opening phase, Fang Fang in LKF Tower, Central has leaped onto the scene in a relatively low-key manner, however, we think that when news gets out about the delicious modern Asian cuisine, Insta-worthy cocktails and live jazz music that the restaurant serves up, bookings will be a necessity.
Fang Fang in soft-opening phase in LKF Tower, Central
One of the newest restaurant openings in Hong Kong, Fang Fang is named after the mysterious Chinese opera singer with a sultry voice, and the interiors of the restaurant reflect this seductive style. Helmed by Executive Chef Kent Lee Chin Heng, the 130-seat venue includes a bar, main dining room and two private rooms.
Guests are greeted at the reception area opposite the lifts before being whisked into the bar area that features a dragon in lights and is surrounded by patterning reminiscent of goldfish scales. Here, visitors can indulge in a cocktail from the menu that is split into the five elements: water, wood, earth, fire and metal.
I tried the Grounded Yellow Dragon that included dark rum, ginger, chinese almond, lemon, licorice and peaty whisky. Served in a ceramic vessel that was handmade by the staff, the drink was absolutely delicious, with a citrusy kick followed by some heat from the ginger.
All of the cocktails at Fang Fang are presented beautifully, with Omikuji Girl and Trai Dat being served in a ceramic girl and panda vessel respectively – #getyourcamerasout.
Modern Asian cuisine at Fang Fang tastes so good!
The food at Fang Fang is best enjoyed when shared, with the bonus being that you get to try more dishes!
We started the night with Crispy Kale and Prawn Toast, both of which were excellent. The large bowl of Crispy Kale was so moorish, that we ate it like popcorn, while the Prawn Toast was juicy and full of prawn.
My stand out dish of the night was the Forest Honey Grilled Chilean Seabass that had a sweet finish and crispy skin that melted in your mouth. Another favourite was the Fang Fang Style Paneer that is beautifully soft and is accompanied by a mixture of vegetables and cashews – delicious.
The carnivores at the table unanimously decided that the Jasmine Tea Smoked Ribs were a winner, along with the Fang Fang Roasted Duck, which comes out whole for you to view before being sliced and rolled up into pancakes.
Why should I visit Fang Fang?
I will definitely hit up Fang Fang again for the tasty cocktails, and it’s rumoured that they will be having regular live jazz music nights to help you wash them down with. The food is tasty and varied enough to suit all palates, and I liked the modern design with elements of Asia subtly used throughout.
Fang Fang, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2983 9083, 中環蘭桂坊雲咸街33號LKF Tower 8樓