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Fuel Espresso – Hong Kong

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Fuel Espresso

(852)  2.295.3815
IFC Mall, Shop 3023
Central, Hong Kong

www.fuelespresso.com

Open Hours:
07:30 – 19:00    Monday – Friday
10:30 – 19:00    Saturday – Sunday

Being good US coffee snobs, we searched high and low for a good espresso based coffee in Hong Kong.  By far the best coffee we found was at the Wellington based Fuel Espresso.

It was the only cafe with a solid americano (what they call the Wellington Americano).  For some reason most of the coffee shops in HK  pour their Americanos weak – more of the unclean water then the mouthwatering variety!  Fuel also poured a quite tasty cappuccinos piccolos and espressos.

Fuel has two locations in HK (and a new spot in Shanghai).  We frequented the one on the third floor of the IFC mall.  It was a cozy spot in a crowded environment; featuring a pleasant staff and excellent Jazz music in the background.

 Fuel HK 001 Wellington Americano

Aqua Luna Chinese Junk – Hong Kong

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Aqua Luna Chinese Junk

(852)  2.116 8821

www.aqualuna.com.hk

Ammo – Hong Kong

Ammo_02above photo © Ammo

Ammo Restaurant

(852)  2.537.9888
Asia Society HK Center
9 Justice Drive
Admiralty, HK

www.ammo.com.hk

Open Hours:
12:00 – 23:00    Sunday – Thursday
12:00 – 24:00    Friday – Saturday

Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s  Alphaville film,  Architect Joyce Wang  designed Ammo, a most beautiful restaurant enclosed in a six meter high glass box, tucked away on the lower level of the Asia Society.

On one side, the tall windows face a lush jungle garden at the base of a hill; peering up at the walking bridges above in the gardens.

As you enter yo are  impressed by the hanging, deconstructed spiral staircase light fixture and the back drop of copper piping; an embossed pattern covering the wall behind the bar.  The elements combine well and create a refined atmosphere with a bit of a steam-punk edge.   Once you sit and start to take in the different elements every detail starts gaining importance, from the green velvet banquettes by the window. to the wood choices.  Ammo is  very well put together.

The menu is designed by chef Roland Schuller is a gentle  mix of east and west.  A menu that allows you to sample local flavors without pushing you out of a comfort zone.  Highly recommended are the Sous Vide Cocktails; quite an interesting take on some classics.

Ammo 006Spiced Old Fashioned Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Orange, Cherry,    Anise, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves and Syrup
Ammo_01above photo © Ammo (Angel Hair with sea urchin, cherry tomatoes and garlic chips)
Ammo_04above photo © Ammo (Japanese Scallop Carpaccio with green apple, chili caviar and sesame soy dressing)
Ammo 007Sous Vide Mojito Pampero Anejo rum with Mints,  Freshly Squeezed Australian Lime Juice, Syrup
Ammo 008Scampi Cappuccino  with brandy and scampi foam
Ammo 010Slow Cook ed  Egg with asparagus, caviar and potato fondue
Ammo_07above photo © Joice Wang
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Ammo_08above photo © Joice Wang
Ammo_06above photo © Ammo
Ammo_09above photo © Joice Wang
Ammo_10above photo © Joice Wang
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