Bao Bei Late Night Revelry

[29/02/16] 

Hong Kong’s nocturnal offerings are region-leading – we’re sure you’ll agree there’s never a shortage of new restaurants, clubs or watering holes – but one thing we’ve never really grasped as a city intent on heading out after dark, is the supper club.

Supper clubs had their origins 1930s Beverly Hills and by definition were places that combined dining with a spot of entertainment (at least more than just eavesdropping on the next table). By execution this translated as simplistic menus, kitchens that stayed open blissfully late, and a vibe somewhere between a bistro and a boudoir. In short a spot you could enjoy from happy hour through to…supper.

Finally, Hong Kong has a contemporary take on supper club gold with the opening of Bao Bei below Wyndham Street. With a menu laced with iconic Hong Kong favourites given a nudge towards modern times, a resident army of DJs and a chef that’s happy to stick around as late as you are, Bao Bei is a spot you can embrace whatever time it is. With a theme of ‘Made in Hong Kong’, Bao Bei’s innovative, crowd-pleasing menu, served in cozy subterranean-esque interiors, includes the likes of mapo tofu fries and Wagyu beef ‘baogers’ so good they should be mainlined, and desserts like banana Nutella crepes that harp to a happy childhood. All this goodness is complimented by an inspired cocktail menu that binds western and Asian influences. Signatures include the heady Typhoon No. 10, with Tanqueray No. 10 gin, osmanthus honey, orange juice, egg white, and lemon juice; and the Childhood Memory, a blend of Vita-Soy Malt, white rum and Baileys, served in the original bottle and an essential on impromptu date nights. These thoroughly adult concoctions go perfectly with Bao Bei’s brilliant board game offering – think drinking games in proper packaging – which includes a few classic games of chance.

Fortunately you’ll have time to win your ‘money’ back.


 

Bao Bei
Shop 1, B1/F,
Carfield Commercial Building,
77 Wyndham St,
Central
www.baobeihk.com


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