Hong Kong has always been one of my dream vacation destinations sometime within the near future. I really want to go mostly because of the food, but also because of the culture and the fashion. In a lot of ways, Hong Kong is really similar to Los Angeles, if you just take all the people in LA and make them Asian, you’ll essentially have Hong Kong. Or so I hear. I’ve also heard that the women they’re are beautiful. Maybe I’ll go find my wife there.
Yardbird by Lindsay Jang and Matt Abergel is definitely one of the places that I need to stop by when I finally head over to that part of the world. Its really amazing people so similar can travel to the other side of the world, almost spontaneously, and successfully build something like this almost out of nothing. In a place like Hong Kong, where the rent is high and land is scarce, restaurants don’t have long lifespans.
Yardbird is an establishment that is known as a place of great food, drink, and company, much like some of my favorite places over here in LA. The restaurant is themed around the concept of a contemporary Japanese yakitori joint, emphasizing on clean flavors with a high attention to detail. From things like corn tempura to KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower), which you can also secretly request with chicken substituted, to their famous chicken and egg rice, Yardbird has a very unique and appealing menu. The restaurant also has an extensive menu of sake and shochu, including some in-house creations. Created by a couple of creatives with a history in skateboarding, this really sounds like the perfect spot for me. Only if it wasn’t so far.
Also, one of my new favorite food blogs right now, That Food Cray, has a detailed review of Yardbird with tons of pictures of menu item descriptions (even prices in $USD), so you guys can go check that out HERE. Considering that we both have products derived from Ye and Jay‘s Watch the Throne, I think we should do some kind of collab piece if you guys are reading this (Nicole!). Hit me up you guys! :D