Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation in Hong Kong (now in Shanghai) is so passionate about what he does. Most will know chef Leung for his bold statements, but what speaks most loudly is his creative yet delicious food and his ability of reinvention.
Bo Innovation is very closely tied to the Chinese tradition. Although Alvin Leung enjoys using such “non-Chinese” products as fatty tuna or foie gras, each and every dish had an exciting Chinese touch that was both, intentional and inventive.
I thought the food was very tasty but didn’t differ too much from all those modern-molecular European restaurants. I’ve learned a lot about traditional Chinese ingredients yet the cooking methods and preparations used are very innovative. Definitely one of the best restaurants I’ve been to this year. Below are some of the pictures from the ‘Hong Kong Story’ 12-course menu.
J Residence, Shop 8, J Senses Entrance
Ship Street, 60 Johnston Rd, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2850 8371
Childs Play, a playful approach to classic Hong Kong dishes
Caviar, smoked quail, crispy taro
Molecular- xiao long bao
Chinese noodles wrapped in Iberian ham
foie gras “chu ye ching” miso, green apple, charred bamboo mantau
Tomato, ginger granite
Rose petals poured over with liquid nitrogen.
Black Cod, Iberia ham, shine mushroom, friend mandarin peel, yuzu
Brittany Blue Lobster, hawthorn berry, green peppercorn, freeze-dried pineapple
Mou Tai, calamansi, egg white
A3 Saga-Guy Beef. Black truffle, soy sauce, taro
Sucking Pig, roasted Sichuan pineapple, Sauternes wine
No shark fin, mango, coconut, grapefruit