Farmacy-to-Table: Cyberport just got a lot more delicious with the addition of Interval, a brand new culinary collaboration between Twins Kitchen and Farmacy HK. Founded by twin brothers Joshua and Caleb Ng, Twins Kitchen owns and operates several food and beverage concepts in Hong Kong and abroad, including Common Grounds and CUT Sando Bar. The new Interval / Farmacy project features on on-site hydroponic farm as well as packed menu of drool-worthy pizzas, pastas, grilled meats and vegetables.
Look & Feel: Designed by LAAB Architects, Interval features minimalistic aesthetics awash in predominately white and neutral wood tones. A glass wall separates the dining room from the hydroponic farm, which is packed with rows of micro greens, edible flowers and vegetables for the kitchen. The front of the large dining space is dominated by a bar, which offers an extensive list of wines and coffees. A custom-built wood fire oven and an asador-style grill pump out freshly made pizzas, grilled meats and vegetables at the back.
On The Menu: An assortment of comfort food staples and lighter bites populate the menu. The Neapolitan wood fire oven bakes up mouth-watering sourdough pizzas with pillowy, flavorful crusts while the on-site farm supplies fresh greens for simple yet enticing salads, perfect to combat the summer heat. We are enamored with the Basque-style baked cheesecake, as its velvety, creamy texture is the best we’ve tasted in Hong Kong. An extensive list of coffees by Coffee Collective and a good range of wines are available, for whatever your sip preference is.
Jeng: We love the texture of the sourdough pizza crusts, and find the vegetarian pizza especially flavorful. The Basque-style cheesecake is also a must-have item.
Not So Jeng: Given the casual vibe of the eatery, we wish it was located more within walking distance, instead of in rather secluded Cyberport. However, this restaurant is a great new addition for all the office workers looking through the limited offerings in the area.
Meet the Chef: Chef Steve Chiu is the man behind the scene at Interval, with his focus on creating dishes to highlight the seasonality of ingredients. Chef Chiu comes from a prestigious background in Italian fine dining, having worked at Octavium and 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana.
Great For: A great spot for lunch, and the spacious seating arrangements and easy going menu make Interval a family-friendly dining option. It’s also a convenient place to grab a few sandwiches and snacks for a picnic out on the lawn at Cyberport.