Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Alibi

I'm one of those people who rarely venture to Mongkok and I haven't been to Langham Place hotel in ages (mostly because I inevitably get lost inside that mall while trying to look for the hotel.) However, when my friend proposed trying out Alibi, I figured ok, let's give it a shot.

Touted as a bar and lounge, Alibi's cuisine is best labelled as international even though for some reason I was under the impression that it was Spanish tapas. I think it was the small plates concept that threw me even though they did have large plates on offer too.

We started with the Gambas- sautéed prawns, aromatic salads, crispy salad. The prawns had a South East Asian spin to it. The flavor was quite spicy and reminiscent of tom yum. Not much umami in the head though.

Bruschetta, Lardo di Calonnata - honey, thyme, truffle. When we saw the Lardo, we couldn’t resist ordering this. The white truffle powder melts into the Lardo when it enters the mouth. Together with the sweetness of honey, it was a little taste of heaven in my mouth

Duo of ox tongue- capers, raisins, rocket leaves, pearl onion and broad beans. A nice mouthful but definitely prefer the thicker cut at the bottom.

Favorite dish of the night: Bone Marrow, Braised Wagyu - crostini, fig & whisky chutney. Delicious on top of the crostini with the chutney and the marrow mixed with the beef made the dish less creamy and fatty. An easier entry into marrow for those who haven’t tried it yet although I do prefer pure marrow in general.

We ended the meal with two desserts, the steamed chocolate pudding served in a dim sum basket and a pistachio milk bar which were both yummy although we did prefer the chocolate pudding more. It was similar to a molten chocolate cake but slightly lighter.

Dinner came to $730 for the two of us where we had the above dishes, dessert and two teas which we felt was reasonable given the quality of the food.

Alibi, 5/F Langham Place, Mongkok
Phone:(852) 3552 3028

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