NileGuide Expert Says:
Signature dishes are Pomegranate Shaped Chicken, Boiled Chinese cabbage with Soup, Drunken Chicken with Preserved Plum and Steamed Eggplant with black bean sauce.
59 Caine Road, Basement, Midlevels, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
NileGuide Expert tip:
Look for Fat Angelos on the side of Caine Road, Bistro Bamboo is literally tucked under the escalator right opposite.
Located in a secluded spot under the Mid levels escalator, if you are trying to find it better locate the Fat Angelos opposite before finding Bistro Bamboo. This is the hidden gem and off the beaten path gem Chinese restaurant in Soho as well as in Hong Kong. With a strangely nostalgic vibe, the dimly lit East meets West interiors are immediately impressive for their lack of pretension and sheet coziness. Once you walk in, its like retro 1930s Shanghai.
But its the food that matters, and the appetizers kick off superbly, with both the marinated chilled chicken and shredded duck breast standing out with their spicy freshness. the Hangzhou steamed fish, marinated in thick vinegar sauce, is an uncommon delicacy that can be tough to prepare, but it's done just right here at Bistro Bamboo. And the jasmine tea is so delicately fragrant that it complements the dishes so well. If there aren't enough reasons to return, the deep fried milky balls are a sweet end to a near perfect chinese meal.