POTATO HEAD HONG KONG
It all started with a beach club on Bali and now the Potato Head Family is expanding to the rest of Asia in a super fast pace. Potato Head Hong Kong is their latest opening and I love to show you around.
Designed by Sou Fujimoto
Potato Head Hong Kong is located in Sai Ying Pun, one of the oldest areas in Hong Kong and the place where the British military stayed when they first arrived. The Potato Head crew transformed an old building in a super slick design outpost with the help of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. My advice is to not go inside that quickly but first walk to the other side of the street to admire the beautiful facade.
Shop artisanal Indonesian products
The restaurant is divided in five different areas. When you enter the building you will be in the coffee shop where they serve take-away coffee. There’s an outlet of Canaan where they sell personally selected items all with an artisan Indonesian background. I love the rugs, the sunglasses and the organic beauty products.
Authentic cocktail menu
After that you’ll be entering their all-day dining space and bar where the main focus is on Indonesian food and fantastic cocktails. Tom Egerton worked at Eau de Vie in Sydney before coming to Sai Ying Pun. He created a cocktail menu with sustainability and conscious drinking in mind. Inspired by the Indonesian cultural principle of using all elements of an ingredient to maximize uses of a plant and minimize waste, the new menu features drinks that are created around authentic flavors and reused ingredients.
Wood panels from Sulawesi
Walking further to the right you will find their restaurant called Kaum. Kaum means clan in the Indonesian language and that’s why they invite people to share dishes like Babi Guling, Gado Gado and Belut Sambal Hijau. The interior is very special and traditional Indonesian, with a modern touch of course. Don’t forget to look at the wood panels – they come all the way from a village in Sulawesi.
Secret music room
Then there’s also a secret Music Room in the building. The place to go to in the evening or at night when a dj spins some records. And you can enjoy a delicious cocktail. No windows, completely sound-proof and a warm house-like interior.
Check out: www.ptthead.com
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