Loaf On

Address: 49 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2792 9966

- Budget

4.5

This place was a star when Michelin was just making tyres.

Much hoo-ha ensued when Loaf On (meaning "Six Fortune") was graced with a Michelin Star in 2010. It's fair to say that some of the clientele would have trouble finding France on the map, let alone tell you about its international culinary awards system. But they know good food when they see (and taste) it. And that's what matters.

Food and drink
4.3
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
4.4
90%

Food and drink

It serves solid Cantonese cuisine here. Sai Kung, a fishing port, is also known for its seafood. The key is that the ingredients are ultra fresh, and cooked minutes before it's put on a plate in front of you.

Ambience

There's a bunch of images of that rotund Gallic mannequin out front, but otherwise Loaf On has changed very little in recent years. Like many workaday Chinese restaurants, the emphasis is on taste buds rather than décor. The last time I was here the very scruffy looking wizened bloke at the next table pulled out a fat wad of 1,000 dollar notes to settle his bill.

Service

Just don't expect anyone to say anything like: "Good evening, sir/madam. My name is Maurice and I will be your server tonight."

Location

It's found in the back streets of Sai Kung. It's less scruffy now than it was in previous years, believe me.

Price advice

It's HK$100 a head - assuming you're not pushing the boat out. Talk about a bargain.

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • People watching
  • History

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