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My first thought upon entering the restaurant: "Wow, I love the decor!" The ceiling-to-floor, full wide windows and the minimalistic furniture really enticed me to want to explore further. The dark grey and brown colors of the furniture and floor further accentuate the color and variety of its food, and the beautiful Hong Kong skyline that its huge windows open our eyes to. The whole decor gives the restaurant a sophisticated, but rustic feel at the same time. It's simply spectacular!
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For lunch, we had a choice of a main course + appetizer buffet spread. Appetizers were colorfully laid out on a five meter long buffet table. There were a 'do it yourself' salad bar, bread with pesto sauce, assorted cheese and yummy ham platter, and a free flow of fresh shrimps, snails, and salmon. The seafood was replaced speedily in generous amounts when depleted. We did, however, munch on frozen ice bits while sampling the shrimps. My favorite appetizer was the Thai fusion salad, mixing fresh vegetables and onion with sweet sour and spicy sauce. It's an explosion on the taste buds and I went back again and again for more. By the time, I was done sampling the appetizers, I was 90% full.
For the main course, I ordered Iberian Pork Paella. Though I could barely stomach more food, I really liked my paella dish. It was beautifully presented. The pork was so tender and succulent. The feeling is that of pork "melting in your mouth". The sauce complemented the sweetness of the pork perfectly. I loved the crispy sweet red pepper in the paella as well.
Guess what, the meal was not done yet. A variety of desert awaited us on the buffet table. There were creamy mango puddings, milk puddings, tarts, liquid-nitrogen made vanilla ice cream. It was super cool to watch them make it.
It was not a cheap meal. Adult set cost around $300-400 and children $200-300.
I loved the setting and atmosphere of the Penthouse. The spectacular views are hard to beat. Food was very delicious. I would have preferred it if we had the option to choose buffet spread only, or main course only. Combining the appetizer buffet with main course was taxing on the stomach and deprived me from really tasting and enjoying the food.
The Penthouse: 2970 0828
30/F, Soundview Plaza 2 Midtown,
1-29 Tang Lung Street,
A global citizen reporting from Hong Kong.