Restaurant Review : 22 Ships , Hong Kong
A Spanish ship landed on number 22 ship street in Wan Chai, a small tapas restaurant with chic interior design and an open kitchen right in the middle of all. Me and my friend had both heard good things about 22 ships and been trying to meet up here in more than one occasion, just a little reminder their lunch hour end at 2:30pm and 2pm for last order.
I arrived early so decided to order a drink while a wait, the drink menu provided a long list of sherry and wine, but the cocktail section was confusing so I ended up ordering a “Leonor” Palo Cortado sherry instead plus a portion of my favourite tapas, Roasted Pardon Peppers to go with it.
The sherry was very strange colour so I was expected a lovely vanilla and smoky wood smells from it and the taste was complex on the tongue but smoothly down the throat. The peppers was topped with a more than handful of fried garlic and sea salt, for my taste the garlic kind of ruined the delight and natural favour of the pardon peppers, still a little far off from the one I had in Barcelona, but the quality was good and still happy to finish it all on my own haha.
When my friend Christie arrived, we decided to order Prosecco , chill on a sunny afternoon, we then ordered a few more tapas included the
Iberico Pork and foie gras burger, Waygu beef with egg yolk & deep fried horseradish and Brittany oyster with ginger & lime relish
The oyster was really fresh but not much of a surprise and quite pricy.
The wagyu beef was quite oily but full of favour when it combine with the egg yolk puree, good to share but cannot imagine it finishing it on your own.
The Iberico pork and foie gras burger was fantastic, very juicy and balanced, the pork was soft and the foie gras favour bursted out the moment you bite into the burger, delicate evil treat that I’m sure a lot of people come back here for more ! and we also ordered an extra portion of pardon peppers too :)
Over all the service was spot on, the waiter came over to make sure I like the sherry, because I tend to make funny faces when I sip on strong favour drink, which he misread it as I don’t like it and he thought I misread the drink as a cocktail, very thoughtful. And the manager behind the bar was very friendly, which make your experience eating at the bar counter a lot comfortable compare to a lot of other pushy and stare at you all night without a word restaurant!