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<<1st February, 2018 – Hong Kong>> A culinary gem hidden within the Sheung Wan district, Mrs. Pound is a playful speakeasy concealed behind the façade of Lee Sai Wah’s local locksmith shop. A reflection of its namesake, Mrs. Pound is a bold, fun and refreshing establishment that serves a myriad of culinary delights and delectable mixes. Having influencers constantly dropping by Mrs. Pound such as ‘Man Vs. Food’ Alan Richman, the Lonely Planet crew and much more, the team at Mrs. Pound have an exciting upcoming collaboration between Mrs. Pound and Hey Handsome which will mark the first ever pop-up of Hey Handsome from Manila, in Hong Kong lead by Chef Nicco Santos.
Hey Handsome x Mrs. Pound
On the evenings of 28 February and 1 March, stop by for the first ever local pop-up by Hey Handsome in collaboration with Mrs. Pound. For a taste of amazing dishes by Hey Handsome’s Executive Chef Nicco Santos, local foodies should take note immediately and mark their calendars. For two nights only, guests can feast on dishes like Eggplant with Chicharon and Salted Egg (HK$88), Lamb Rendang with Cucumber and Mantau (HK$158) and Lemongrass Blue Crab and Santol (HK$178) by Manila’s representing chef. On the menu are some of Mrs. Pound’s signature favourites such as the Steak Char Kway Teow, Baked Cauliflower with Whipped Feta, Cheeseburger Springrolls and Coffee Ribs.
From 6pm onwards on those two special evenings, the pop-up will only be available to walk-in guests. As one of the hottest new pop-ups around town, be sure to arrive early and stake your claim.
Getting To Know Chef Nico Santos & Hey Handsome
Inspired by ‘the power that food has to unite people from all different cultures, races and interests’, Chef Nicco Santos kick started his culinary career by being trained at the American Hospitality Academy. His iconic venture started off with, Shiok, and running it for three strong years, Chef Nicco decided to travel the world and explore new facets of himself. Chef Nicco created a new dining experience on returning from his journey in NYC that would aim to fit right into the neighborhoods he was so inspired by in Brooklyn. Thus, Your Local was born, a Pan Asian cuisine that has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler, an award-winning luxury and lifestyle magazine, as one of the top restaurants in the world.
It is the only restaurant in the country to receive this distinction. In his latest venture, Hey Handsome, Chef Nicco touts the importance of cooking to nourish people. With a strong respect for various cultures, Chef Nicco learned about the parts of each cuisine that could be modified and transformed to craft fishes that boast overlapping and eclectic flavors.
A restaurant that focuses on bold and fresh flavors, Hey Handsome invites guests to Mrs. Pound to enjoy incredible food in a space that exudes a lovely vibe. Known for its soft-spoken cool that doesn’t overshadow its moments of irreverence, Hey Handsome is a casual, relaxed establishment with no pretention.
Experience A Brand New Mrs. Pound
A former burlesque dancer by trade, Mrs. Pound was a charming, charismatic and exotic woman who caught the attention and adoration of those who were in her presence. From the arms of one man to another, Mrs. Pound found new possibilities of companionship and romance in Lee Sai Wah, her new beau. Through a torrid love affair in Paris, Mrs. Pound gained an affinity with locks, a symbol of her and Mr. Lee’s entwined fates and unbreakable bond.
Centered on the romantic yet eccentric love story of these two lovebirds, Mrs. Pound has revamped her storefront with the theme of locks. With a new a la carte menu that accompanies the storefront’s new appearance, guests can enjoy tantalizing dishes and share Mrs. Pound and Mr. Lee’s romantic sentiment with customized locks that express one’s own love.
Address – 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel Number – 3426 3949
Website – http://www.mrspound.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MrsPoundHK/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mrspoundhk/
About Mrs. Pound
Operating by Ming Fat House, Mrs. Pound is a speak- easy restaurant and bar tucked away in the hip Sheung Wan neighbourhood. Mrs. Pound prepares her playful take on Asian street food in a secret space adorned with memorabilia and tokens of her extravagant life.
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.