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<<23rd January, 2018 – Hong Kong>> Named after the charismatic burlesque dancer, Mrs. Pound is a mysterious culinary gem nestled in the heart of Sheung Wan. Hidden behind a local locksmith façade, the restaurant is revealed with the tap of a secret lock– one of the many playful speakeasy concepts in Hong Kong by Ming Fat House. Now, the restaurant has unveiled a brand new menu inspired by the eccentric love story of Mrs. Pound.
The Story of Mrs. Pound
Mrs. Pound has a lustrous career as a burlesque dancer, with a charismatic charm and exotic features that brought fame and admiration from anyone who saw her. She travelled the world on the arms of different suitors and experienced flavours from across the globe, but at the height of her popularity, mysteriously disappeared from the public eye. She had run away with Mr. Ming, a conservative, reserved, and wealthy gentleman from Hong Kong, but Mrs. Pound isn’t the type to settle down — especially
when Mr. Ming had a wandering eye. She decided “sometimes a man’s purpose in a woman’s life is to help her become a better woman…for another man.”
With a recent trip to Paris, she discovered a newfound love led by her new beau, Lee Sai Wah, who helped her in a moment of despair. The details of this torrid love affair, only Mr. Lee and Mrs. Pound know. Mr. Lee took Mrs. Pound to the bridge of love where he gave her a lock with their initials entwined and threw the key away to symbolise their unbreakable bond.
New Menu Launch
Following on this passionate story of love, Mrs. Pound unveils a brand new look to her storefront and a refreshed a la carte menu with modern Asian fare that encapsulates the bold, the bizarre and the romantic. Serving up an eclectic offerings of classic Asian dishes with contemporary twists, Mrs. Pound’s uniquely delicious cuisine is a reflection of her undying love for Mr. Lee. Now, guests at Mrs. Pound can also request for locks upon which they can express their love with written notes. Lovers can place their lock on the mesh outside for that same, unbreakable bond.
Long renowned for straying from convention, Mrs. Pound adds to its culinary treasure trove of hits such as Avocado Fries (HK$98) with honey, sesame, panko crust, sriracha kewpie-mayo, chili, and corn tortilla. Now, guests can dive into new Small Plates such as Cheeseburger Spring Rolls (HK$78), a cheeky western interpretation of the tasty Chinese delicacy. The rolls are packed with minced lamb & beef, sharp cheddar and mozzarella, and served with spicy ketchup. The Rendang Poutine (HK$148) married southeast Asian elements with the popular Canadian cheesy fries, featuring beef rendang, French fries, mozzarella and spring onion. Steamed Grouper & Egg White (HK$109) is a lovely taste of home with Hong Kong-inspired ingredients of grouper fish, egg white, saison, coriander, cod roe, shallots and lemon leaf. Experience a modern taste of Thailand with the Thom Kha Gai Chicken Meatball (HK$148), with quail egg stuffed chicken meatball, Thai aromatics and coconut soup.
For bigger sharing plates, guests will be delighted with new additions such as Charred Cauliflower with Whipped Feta (HK$138) with organic cauliflower, spice blend, garlic and whipped feta; and the Sambal Black Pepper Beef (HK$268) with 250g USDA ribeye, sambal, sautéed peppers, black pepper sauce, and green mango salad. Butter Poached Prawn & Cheese Rice(HK$225) is a truly indulgent treat of sustainably sourced tiger prawn, pecorino, rice, corn, and prawn broth.
For your sweet tooth, Mrs. Pound has added exciting new desserts such as the colourful Filipino-inspired Halo Halo (HK$80) laden with red coconut jelly, red palm fruit, green palm fruit, coconut fruit, ube, evaporated milk, ube ice cream, coconut ice cream and blueberry.
Address – 6 Pound Ln, Sheung Wan
Tel Number – 3426 3949
Website – http://www.mrspound.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MrsPoundHK/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mrspoundhk/
About Ming Fat House
Ming Fat House (MFH) was established in 2014. Our co-founders are Jonathan Bui, Shakib Pasha, and Eric Lam. MFH brings unique F&B concepts to Hong Kong with playful speakeasy’s and quirky restaurants such as Mrs. Pound, Foxglove and Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour