With its ever-expanding culinary scene, Hong Kong is at no shortage of international cuisine to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a scrumptious vegetarian Indian meal or French fine dining indulgence, the city offers it all. One flavour which hasn’t yet been tapped into, however, is gourmet Burmese cuisine, a region known for its clean ingredients and cooking methods. Finally opening its doors in July, Club Rangoon is Hong Kong’s first gourmet Burmese restaurant. We stopped by the sophisticated hideout, nestled on Aberdeen Street in Soho, to try the delectable weekend brunch menu.
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Situated on Soho’s Aberdeen Street in Central, Club Rangoon takes the space which formerly housed Bindaas Bar & Kitchen. The space is slightly tucked away and features two entrances—one which leads straight to the bar and restaurant, the other with an outdoor drinking area on the steps. When you enter, it’s pretty obvious what the chosen colour scheme is—a grande, emerald green. There’s an immediate sense of royalty, and jade green is native to Northern Burma. The restaurant is furnished with plush booth sofas and stylish chairs in the main dining room. One of the most unique and memorable elements is the wall display. Photos of the Burmese-born restaurant owner, Nelson Htoo, and his childhood, with images of Burmese culture and tradition, are hung on the walls.