Someone asking for well-priced set lunch on another thread got me thinking of ABC Kitchen.
A small newspaper article was stuck to my fridge for 2+ years as a reminder and only time I went the place was closed for public holiday. So dropped by on way home last night to check it out (bought t/a desserts). Went for lunch today and will go for dinner tonight. Guess I'm making up for lost time.
This place is nothing new but is so unexpected. Imagine sitting in a crusty, local "cooked food market" with plastic chairs et al and eating crispy sweetbreads, foie gras, sea urchin risotto while sipping white sangria made with cava? Wow!
I went to M on The Fringe in its day and loved the food. Can't believe I can now get it from the same chefs for a fraction of the price in Sheung Wan.
If you're after ambiance, forget it. If you're on a budget and want every cent you spend to be about the food, not the real estate, then this is your place.
Will follow up with more details of the dishes later but, for now, I've attached the regular menu (which is changing next week). They also have a chalk board with lunch specials (HK$38-58) with things like salmon benedict, linguine with chicken and mustard, etc. That’s right, ranging from US$5 to US$7.50. Regular (evening) menu more expensive but still great value, and many of those dishes available at lunchtime.
Service was friendly and really good (fluent English). Support these guys as they're going something cool.