CONDÉ NASTTHE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD 2021 HOT LIST
After launching Little Bao in Hong Kong in 2013, chef and LGBTQ-rights activist May Wong scooped up award after award. Now she has created a similarly cool Cantonese outpost in the heart of Central that pays homage to Hong Kong's unique identity. The decor-part Wong Kar Wai film, part cyberpunk video game-features tong lau (tenement) tiles, vinyl booths, and candy-colored neon lights. And then there's the menu, which takes the humble egg waffle, found on almost every street corner in town, and turns it into a near-transcendent experience. Favorites like the seared skirt steak, served with fat tubes of silky rice noodles plumped with strips of Australian wagyu and hits of seaweed butter, pull in the crowds, as do excellent cocktails like the five-spice gin and tonic, served in a goblet and decorated with a pink paper flamingo.
- Lee Cobaj