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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Andrea Lo | March 7th, 2017
  • Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island, Lyndhurst Terrace
  • Address: 2/F,8 Lyndhurst Terrace,Central
  • Website: http://mytaitai.hk/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since: August 17th, 2016
  • Phone: 2896-6018
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Land of Smiles: Restaurants with a fictional story behind the concept are gaining traction in Hong Kong. The latest example? My Tai Tai, inspired by a posh Thai lady who loves fine food and great adventures. In reality, the Thai restaurant serves dishes from regions across the country, rather than focusing on a single type of Thai cuisine — all in a casual setting. It’s one of the four new ventures from ZS Hospitality Group, which also runs Ee Da Le upstairs.

Look & Feel: A sprawling, colorful space with the inevitable industrial-chic touches thrown in, My Tai Tai seems laidback and unpretentious.

Meet the Chef: Executive chef Amphon Phoomphookieo grew up in Isaan, the northeastern region of Thailand known for healthful foods that place an emphasis on fresh ingredients. After a few years in Bangkok, he moved to Hong Kong in the 90s and worked closely with Harlan Goldstein — who was previously involved with the four projects — and also headed the Thai cuisine department at Hotel Icon.

On the Menu: Start with small bites and salads to share, like crispy tiger prawn and vegetable spring rolls ($128), charcoal grill marinated pork neck ($98) and of course, green papaya salad ($108). Then move on to hearty seafood and meat dishes as well as curries — think slow-cooked and roasted marinated chicken, Isaan-style ($328); yellow egg lobster curry ($388) and wagyu beef brisket in panang curry ($168). Although food is on the expensive side, signature cocktails — which are mostly light, fruity affairs — are $118.

Great For: Group outings, dinner before heading out for a night on the tiles.

FYI: My Tai Tai is staffed by Thai natives who really know their stuff.

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