There’s no doubt that Thai cuisine is a huge favourite with Hong Kong foodies – and now there’s a new hotspot in Central where they can indulge their taste for everything aromatic with a spicy edge.
Mak Mak specialises in the flavours of central Thailand. Executive Chef Mumu offers up classic dishes, including tom yum goong and pad thai, as well as a selection of appetizers including hor muk salmon – a spicy steamed salmon soufflé in banana leaves, served with coconut dressing – and goong tod bai caploo – a red-curried king prawn and pepper leaf tempura dish, with tamarind dipping sauce.
Vegetarians are not forgotten – the menu has an extensive list of non-meat-based dishes. Among the highlights are yum som o, a spicy pomelo salad that incorporates roasted coconut, ground peanuts, and a sweet and sour sauce with lime and palm sugar; and tom ka, a vegetable soup served in young coconut with galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf.
The new restaurant, which opened in December, comes from the brains behind Chachawan and Duddell’s. The interior is a replica of a Thai shophouse, with two different spaces representing the storefront and the home, and takes its inspiration from the look and mood of 1960s’ Bangkok.
Address: Shop 217A, 2/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Telephone: 2983 1003
Opening hours: 12:00noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm daily