HK: How did your obsession with sushi start off?
Tracy Griffith, who has starred in various TV and film productions since her teenage years, was raised in a family of actors. But her passion for food and art propelled her to take a leap into other creative fields. These days, she’s also a specialist in abstract landscapes and is one of the world’s first certified female sushi chefs. Before her appearance at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, she tells Kylie Lee about the loves of her life.
Watch Out For…
The HK side—specifically, within a two-kilometer radius from Central—is positively drowning in restaurant-related activity this month.
Masu is the Privé group’s latest project, and is in fact situated on the ground floor of the same building as rival nightclub Play. The place is spacious, with a sushi bar on the side and proper dining tables and booths all around. Nothing about the décor particularly stands out, though, it’s as you would expect a Japanese restaurant to be, with the lights a bit on the dim side.
Like any Japanese restaurant, Masu serves sushi and sashimi, as well as cooked food such as robatayaki. Various types of sake and other alcoholic drinks are offered to go with the food, but Masu also has a selection of non-alcoholic drinks such as juices, tea, and soft drinks.
The art of sushi making is all about subtlety and precision—and we’re not just talking about the fish. From the ambience of the sushi bar to the very first cut offered by the chef behind the counter; from the garnishes that go with each intricate slice to the temperament of the chef, everything about the sushi experience is managed down to the tiniest detail.
Three local sushi chefs reveal the secrets to their craft.
There’s breakfast, there’s lunch, and then there’s brunch—the meal of choice for the city’s hungover late-risers, of which there are many. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to picking and choosing where to go and what to eat, so here are a few newer options that you might not have tried before.
Keep It Flowing
Need some bubbly to liven up the meal? Look no further.
Getting tired of your usual eggs Benny weekend pitstop? Andrea Lo checks out the new brunch promotions doing the rounds.