Chôm Chôm, Hong Kong

I was looking forward to visiting Chôm Chôm for a long time before we arrived in Hong Kong and it didn’t disappoint.

My girlfriend JT is Vietnamese and she’s from Cabramatta so there’s two things she definitely knows, good Viet food and where to score good smack.

Being Vietnamese she is super critical when we go to Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney so I deferred my judgement to her on Chôm Chôm and she was digging it. For the record I liked it too but I’m white so what would I know?

She was less enthused about the North Vietnamese flag they were rocking on the front page of their menu. Inferred support for a brutal dictatorship aside, the food was excellent.

far east smash
Sugar-cane infused vodka, lemon, mint

I’m not going to bother writing too much about the dishes as they were all excellent and more to the point it was last year and I really don’t remember the specifics… whatevs.

Prawn Crackers with Spicy Nuoc Cham Dip
Prawn Crackers with Spicy Nuoc Cham Dip

The rice paper rolls were fresh and light and exactly what rice paper rolls should be.

Tofu Rice Paper Roll
Seasonal Vegetables, Tofu, Nori Seaweed, Vermicelli, Shiso

Wok fried vegetables

Wok-Fried Vegetables
Shiitake Mushroom, Garlic Chive, Water Chestnut, XO, Garlic

The corn was dope!

Sriracha Grilled Corn
Sesame, Spring Onion, Sriracha Herb Butter
Shrimp & Roast Pork Rice Paper Roll
Shrimp, Roast Pork, Vermicelli, Vegetables, Herbs
Pesto Salad
Tofu, Vermicelli, Vegetables, Herbs, Nuoc Cham Sauce

The fruit platter was the perfect way to end the meal but the green chilli salt was HOT!

Seasonal Tropical Fruit Platter
Seasonal Tropical Fruit, Sweet & Savory Chili Dipping Salt

Chôm Chôm
58 Peel St
Central, Hong Kong

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