2020 is off to a banging start in Hong Kong with the special collaboration meal between Agustin Balbi of HAKU and renowned German chef Christian Bau of 3* Victor's Fine Dining by Christian Bau! Victor’s Fine Dining has maintained 3 Michelin Stars since 2005 and serves modern European cuisine with Japanese influences which complements Haku's Japanese ingredients-centric philosophy. I had never been to Chef Bau's restaurant in Germany so what a treat to be able to try his creations in Hong Kong alongside Chef Agustin’s dishes as well!

The collaboration meal started with a beautifully plated (and equally exquisite in taste) Hamachi Loin & Seared Belly with sea herbs, Iodine aromas, caviar and sea urchin ice cream by Christian Bau.

Followed by Carabineros Red Prawn with a deliciously bitter nanohana (rapeseed), myoga and menegi by Agustin Balbi.

The Maguro with quail egg yolk, sesame and black truffle by Christian Bau - the tuna tartare was topped with freshly scrambled eggs which was aromatic and enticing to the senses.


Mushrooms with sweet potato somen noodles and gingko nuts by Agustin Balbi.


My favorite dish was the Wagyu with a deconstructed ratatouille and black garlic by Christian Bau - a brilliant dish all around and very well-balanced in flavor.

Rounding out the savory portion of the meal was the hearty and spicy Rice in Arroz Cardozo style with chorizo and abalone by Agustin Balbi which everyone couldn't help by get second helpings of! This has been a crowd favorite since its introduction and I'm always glad to see it on the menu.

Finally we had two beautiful desserts to conclude the meal:

Japanese Snowball with red shio, sake and yuzu by Christian Bau.

Ichigo with Japanese Amazon strawberry, Malaga wild strawberry and sake ice cream by Agustin Balbi.

*By Invitation

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