Comfort by Harlan Goldstein, Central
I can never keep up with all the new restaurants opening in Hong Kong. A friend suggested Comfort by Harlan Goldstein. I have been to a couple of Harlan’s restaurant – Striphouse (not a bad steak house but I do prefer Blue Butcher) and Gold (been so long since I have been here!) . Comfort replaces the space previously occupied by Striphouse which was a steak house.
As the name suggests, Comfort is more of a casual dining restaurant serving well, comfort food. The menu are ‘personal no-frills favourites from his experience around the world that he loves sharing with friends’. The a la carte menu sounded superb, however, we opt for the lunch menu which consists of the salad buffet, one main and daily desserts.
The salad buffet had lots of options and everything was fresh and delicious – the prosciutto I loved. Haven’t had good prosciuttos in a long time!
I couldn’t go past the Texas pulled pork sandwich – oh my! Tender and delicious pork on a soft bun… my only gripe would be the uncooked onions (not a huge fan of raw onions!) The potato salad was sinfully good!
My friend opt for the chicken cacciatore which came with a side of rice. I didn’t have any of this but she definitely enjoyed it and thought it was very flavoursome
For dessert, dacquoise – a French classic hazelnut pastry ‘I learn how to make 30 years ago’. Unfortunately I didn’t have any of this as it had nuts. V thought it was a perfect way to end the meal, not too heavy and not too sweet.
I have heard wonderful things about the finger licking chicken wings and melt in your mouth pork belly bao are great – will definitely go back to try those! Service was polite and friendly, and food came out relatively quickly! With the cold weather in Hong Kong, I really wouldn’t mind some pork belly bao right now!
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
Comfort by Harlan Goldstein
5/F Grand Progress Building
15-16 Lan Kwai Fong
Ph: +258 2521 8638