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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Andrea Lo | September 24th, 2015
  • Restaurant
  • HK Island, Sheung Wan
  • Address: ,3 Upper Station Street,Sheung Wan
  • Website: http://www.craftycow.hk/
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, Lunch, Dinner; Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Phone: 2915-8988
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Asian, Fusion
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Craft Beer and Beef: Promoting “third culture dining,” Crafty Cow presents a modern take on fusion cuisine. The concept pays homage to the the flavors experienced by the owners in their childhood years.

Crafty Cow - Oxtail Linguine
Dig into Crafty Cow’s Oxtail Linguine

Look & Feel: Decked out in wood, CC has that industrial chic feel that’s all the rage—although the relaxed atmosphere and relatively bright lighting means it doesn’t feel pretentious.

Service: The PoHo joint is staffed by a team of young, dedicated waiters and service is as good as you’d expect.

On the Menu: CC specializes in craft brews and steak, although there’s a variety of dishes that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere—think Asian favorites with western-inspired touches and vice versa. Try the duck and foie gras gyoza ($88): every crispy bite of the pan-fried pieces are stuffed with duck confit and foie gras. The ox tongue and kimchi ($128) had an interesting flavor profile with spicy Korean cabbage contrasting the grilled meat.

Jeng: The numbing bone marrow ($98) brings together innovative flavor sensations. Sichuan pepper-infused butter went surprisingly well with the soft, buttery texture of the bone marrow. Snatch it up before it goes—it’s not a huge portion.

Not so Jeng: Duck “poutine” ($98) seemed to try to do too many things at once—plus the cheese didn’t seem to melt properly and the fries were a tad dry.

Great For: Go with a group so you can share all the dishes.

This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.