Seoul’s Favorite: The two-Michelin-starred Mosu is breaking into Hong Kong’s restaurant scene with Seoul’s favorite menus. Reinventing Korean cuisine through the imaginative use of seasonal ingredients, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2022 is ready to surprise its fans here in Hong Kong with more creative dishes that pay tribute to the Cantonese culture, which makes it easily the most anticipated opening in 2022.
Look & Feel: Occupying M+ Museum’s level 3 is Mosu Hong Kong. Diners get to enjoy the best creative fine dining experience from Seoul overlooking Victoria Harbour and the impressive cityscape of Hong Kong Island. The minimalist interior employs a subdued palette that complements the chef’s creative dishes with a contemporary flair.
On The Menu: The restaurant’s socials offer a sneak peek into the preparation of its Hong Kong menu. Expect Mosu Seoul’s signatures — abalone taco, sesame tofu, acorn noodles, to name a few.
What is to better represent the finest Korean food other than first-rate Korean beef? You guessed it. Presenting its guest the highest grade of 1++ Hanwoo, the house optimizes the rich flavor of Hanwoo with a touch of Gochujang (Korean red chilli paste) and Shaoxing wine, comprising the best of both worlds into its main dish served with naengi (shepherd’s purse) and deodeok (Codonopsis lanceolata) on the side.
The team’s effort in blending the two cultures together can also be reflected in its dessert ranges. Try aerated Chinese Almond soup with salted cream, Chinese almond and Korean perilla oil to experience with your tastebuds the marriage of the traditional Cantonese sweet soup and the nutty oil that is never absent in Korean cooking. If you love the magic between Korean and Chinese flavors, you cannot miss the Lemon Peel Rice Cake with makgeolli rice wine and Taro Tart that reminds local diners of the sugar-coated taro, a traditional dessert originated from Chiuchow.
Great For: Date night, special occasions
FYI: Stay close to Mosu Hong Kong’s socials for its official opening!
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.