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HO LEE FOOK 口利福, Hong Kong: Good Fortune For Your Mouth

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

Location: 1 Elgin St, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone Number: +852 2810 0860
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 6:00pm to 12:00mn
Official Website: holeefookhk.tumblr.com
Facebook: Ho Lee Fook
Twitter: @holeefookhk
Instagram: holeefookhk

HO LEE FOOK 口利福, SoHo Central, Hong Kong Menu

Ho Lee Fook menu

HO LEE FOOK 口利福, SoHo Central, Hong Kong

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

If there is one word I’d like to call Chef Jowett Yu, it’s genius. It’s just motherfucking genius. There won’t be enough reasons to convince you to eat at Ho Lee Fook 口利福. You won’t be able to say “Holy Fuck!” until you’ve eaten Chef Jowett Yu’s creations. You have to try it for yourself.

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

Reservations at this trendy restaurant are a must or you’ll end up very much like our group, who waited for two and a half hours just to eat at Ho Lee Fook. That’s how packed the place is and you won’t really get to be seated if you don’t keep on bugging them if your table is already ready.

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

The name of the restaurant “Ho Lee Fook” is a play to the words “Holy Fuck” but roughly translated, the experience is going to give you good fortune by the bite.

Mom’s Mostly Cabbage, A Little Bit of Pork Dumplings – HKD 98

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

The cabbage pork dumplings were good, and serves as a good starter. Each bite is succulent and juicy.

Kimchi Fried Rice – HKD 118

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

Eat your pork dumplings with the Cabbage Dumplings. It tends to be spicy but a tolerable levels.

Kurobuta Char Siu – HKD 168

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

While not the best Char Siu in Hong Kong, Ho Lee Fook’s Kurobuta Char Siu is sweet and juicy in every bite.

Roasted Wagyu Shortribs – HKD 458

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

When in Ho Lee Fook, you must order the Roasted Wagyu Shortribs. One order of the shortribs is good for groups of three or four. Jalapenos puree, green shallot kimchi and soy glaze drizzles on top of the crusty wagyu shortribs. It tastes phenomenal. You. Have. To. Order. This.

I love the jalapeno puree. I just love cleaning the plate with a strip of shortribs and savoring the sweet, tangy soy glaze and the redness of the meat. Utter perfection.

There was a table beside us who got two orders of the Roasted Wagyu Shortribs. That’s how good it is.

Breakfast 2.0 – HKD 78

Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong

With Breakfast 2.0, you’re ending your dinner with a salty, grainy, cornflakes like dessert that’s topped with honeyjoy, dried longan and cocoa coffee crumbs. Not your ordinary dessert, but it’s a well deserved night cap with the Breakfast 2.0.

One can get away with just the Roasted Wagyu Shortribs and nothing more. After you’ve tried the Roasted Wagyu Shortribs, I guarantee you’ll be screaming Holy Fuck afterwards.

It could very well be one of the best things I ate in Hong Kong.

Ho Lee Fook Rating:

Taste and Originality: (4.5 / 5)
Customer Experience: (3.0 / 5)
Value for Money: (3.5 / 5)
Brick and Mortar: (3.5 / 5)
Average: (3.6 / 5)