Chef Andrea Spagoni's favourite dining spots in Hong Kong

Chef Andrea Spagoni's favourite dining spots in Hong Kong

Because F&B insiders know best

Text: Rachel Ng

Beefbar Hong Kong's executive chef Andrea Spagoni shares his dining picks for every occasion

These days, I'm busy with working with the Ash & Elm team in Singapore, as we plan for the two collaborative dinner events on 1 and 2 June for the Guest Chef Series of Fine Dining Lovers by Asia's 50 Best. 

A cha chan teng or local restaurant I would queue for is Yuet Wah Wui Seafood Restaurant.  

I'm a regular at nowhere really. I like to experience different things.

When I need to eat clean I do my own veggies at home. 

My guilty pleasure... you don't want to know that.

Beefbar, hong kong, beef tartare bistro style

A restaurant that's great for big groups is Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton — great food and location that everybody enjoys. 

Tosca Ritz Carlton

My go-to supper spot is Man Jiang Hong Candy, a walk away from my place. It is great for afterwork suppers with the team. 

For special occasions I like to go to Kaiseki Den by Saotome. It is intimate and well-executed.

My all-time favourite restaurant is any place I could enjoy great company. 

For weekend brunch with friends I have no preferences. Just a laid-back atmosphere with an open door area. 

I grew up eating pasta and gelato. 

My favourite bar would be On Dining Kitchen & Lounge. It's easy to get to after work for a drink. 

For coffee it has to be Caffè San Carlo in one of the main squares of Turin, Italy. It's historical and has beautiful settings. 

The most underrated restaurant in Hong Kong is hard to tell. There are a lot of professionals and good concepts around but Hong Kong is a very competitive place. 

The hottest new place in Hong Kong at the moment is Frantzén's Kitchen

Frantzens Kitchen

The food scene in Hong Kong is in constant evolution.

The country that has the best food scene is Japan. I always find Japan enjoyable. 

Catch Chef Andrea Spagoni at Ash & Elm's two-night showcase with Ash & Elm's executive sous chef Philippe Duc and award-winning pastry chef Ben Goh on 1 and 2 June 2018 at InterContinental Singapore. Click here for reservations