Beer and Fusion Food: Second Draft is brought to you by the folks behind TAP — The Ale Project in collaboration with chef May Chow of Little Bao. Naturally, beer is the name of the game, with craft brews like homegrown Young Master Ales on offer, but this isn’t your run-of-the-mill gastropub — there’s also a regional Chinese cuisine-inspired menu.
Look & Feel: The gastropub takes up a space at newly opened Little Tai Hang, a complex that promises to become an F&B and lifestyle hotspot in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.
Meet the Chef: May Chow has seen huge success since the opening of Little Bao in 2013 — she went on to establish a second branch of the restaurant in Bangkok. Known for a unique, east-meets-west take in her dishes, Chow’s creations are always full of surprises.
On the Menu: Expect to sample an extensive selection of beers on tap (natch). Hong Kong-produced brews include the 1842 Island Imperial IPA by Young Master Ales and Icy Lotus White IPA by Lion Rock; there are also imported varieties, like the Stonecutter Scotch Ale by Renaissance from New Zealand. On the food menu, you’ll find dishes that combine Asian flavors and western ingredients — think mapo burrata, octopus and pork belly, and cold beef tripe.
Great For: Casual drinks and nibbles.
FYI: Beers come in three sizes: 220ml, 330ml, or 450ml.
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.