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By The Loop HK Staff | October 12th, 2020
  • Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: ,1-7 Ship Street,Wanchai
  • Website: https://www.bibiandbaba.hk
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch & Dinner
  • Capacity: 30
  • Open Since: October 6th, 2020
  • Phone: 2555-0628
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Nonya, Southeast Asian
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Coming in Hot: JIA Group is at it again with another fiery restaurant opening in collaboration with an international name. A partnership with “PasirPanjangBoy,” a famous private kitchen duo from Singapore, Bibi & Baba is a celebration of delicious – yet little known – Nonya cuisine.

Look & Feel: It’s still in its soft-opening phase, so design details for Bibi & Baba are rather thin on the ground. But, it’s probably fair to expect the same elegant savoir-faire JIA Group brings to all its restaurant designs coupled with a bit of the chutzpah PasirPanjangBoy is known for.

On the Menu: Truly authentic Nonya cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else. Think signatures like an ever-so-slightly sweet Nonya Laksa ($102) and rich, spicy Penang Prawn Noodles ($102), alongside perennially popular Nonya classics like Nasi Lemak, Kueh Pie Tee, Assam Fish, and more. You’ll even find lesser-known dishes from a traditional Nonya kitchen, such as Ngor Hiang (five-spice meat rolls, $78); Bakwan Kepiting (flavorful soup made with shrimp shells and pork bones, $128); and Babi Ponteh (a stew of pork belly, potatoes, mushroom, bean paste, and black soy sauce, $138).

Meet the Chef: “PasirPanjangBoy” are a culinary duo from Singapore famed for their delicious private kitchen cuisine. The team is made up of two chefs – Tinoq and Dylan – who created their in-demand private kitchen as a side hustle; the also have day jobs as popular makeup artists.

Great For: Fun, casual meals with plenty of flavor and heat.

FYI: Nonya cuisine – also known as Peranakan cuisine – was created in the 15th century in a melding of Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The cuisine combines plenty of spices and herbs with Chinese ingredients in bright, colorful, flavorful dishes.

Check out Hong Kong’s newest restaurants and bars here.

This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.