Inside a luxury residential complex, Spices is a staunch favorite among well-heeled locals in search of relaxed dining. The menu has favorites from throughout Asia, and service is friendly and professional. The prawn-and-green-mango salad and the deep-fried prawn cakes are excellent. Other choices include curries, satays, and stir-fried noodles, but everything here is a good. The indoor dining room, with high ceilings and wooden tables and floors, can get noisy. If the weather permits, reserve a table in the colonial courtyard for the full tropical experience.
Jan 10, 2009
Lunch at Spices at Repulse Bay was an accident; we were supposed to go to The Verandah, but it was closed. A sign invited us to join them at Spices instead. Downstairs from The Verandah, we enjoyed the alfresco setting (warm day, South China Sea glittering over my husband's shoulder). The food was wonderful -- and the concept is really special. It features a small selection of dishes from India, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and
Singapore -- culinary representatives from countries and peoples that Hong Kong traded with in the good ol' days. Great concept, well-executed.