Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar

It’s the last day of Restaurant Week and there are so many to choose from, so on their website I was searching for a place to try in Causeway Bay and came across Supergiant. Tucked away on the third floor of Mira Moon Hotel in Causeway Bay is a Spanish fusion restaurant.  The decor follows the same as the hotel, which is based on the Mid Autumn Moon, hence the name Mira Moon. The interiors are modern with dark walls and pops of red from pieces of Chinese style furniture and sculptures. They offered a great deal on their dinner set menu with 4 appetisers followed by 2 starters, a main and a dessert, plus a glass of white or red wine for an additional $42 only! I love the variety which allowed us to try out their most popular dishes from their regular al-la-carte menu, which normally would cost around double the price!

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At the entrance of the restaurant I saw another great deal for their happy hour that runs from 5 pm to 9pm half price drinks, normally their drinks are very reasonably priced already so with this HH price makes it a steal! I decided to try one of their cocktails since it is called a cocktail bar afterall, and decided on a vodka based fruity green apple with osmanthus cocktail. It came served in a very pretty Chinese tea cup.

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The bread with tomato was very fresh, and seasoned just right. The flesh of the peppers were very tender and worked well with the tuna stuffing with some fine pieces of celery to give it some bite. Part 2 of our appetisers arrived, the cod croquettas were nicely crisp on the outside, not oily at all and had a smooth potato filling with visible pieces of cod inside, next to that was really tasty crispy rice base topped with mildly spicy pulled chicken. This combination of appetisers worked really well – a great start to the meal.

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The entrees were also hot dishes and showed the fusion element of the restaurant with the onsen egg served on top of a potato foam (the foam was so fine it was almost silky), Serrano ham cured for 30 days and a sprinkle of truffle zest on top. This dish was deliciously rich. The quiche was well made, a very thin pastry case, with a slight sweetness to it although I would have liked some more pieces of chorizo inside the egg filling.

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I was looking forward to the mains the most as suckling pig is always a dish difficult to perfect and Supergiant did not disappoint. The skin was golden and crispy and the meat was flavoursome and tender. The slate the pork was served on was decorated with apple puree, roasted baby potatoes and courgette ribbons.

The second choice of mains was a rich squid ink fideau a nice variation away from the usual expectation of paella. It was cooked with pieces of squid and pork to give flavour, topped off with king prawns, clams and rings of squid.

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The portion sizes were just right, so coming onto the dessert course we still had room in our stomachs. But before that, we fancied trying another cocktail since the first was so good. We went with another tea inspired drink, this time Jasmine tea and quite rightly named Jasmine Marteani.

I’m always think fusion works best in desserts and this was no exception, the tofu ice cream had a strong soya bean flavour and sprinkled with the brown sugar you find in tofu fa 豆腐花 (a traditional Hong Kong dessert) made it seem like the real thing! Apart from this ice cream version was sandwiched between 2 delicate pieces of black sesame cookies. The second choice of dessert was frozen strawberries filled with mascarpone and topped off with grated pistachio nuts, a nice light refreshing end to a lovely meal.

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Verdict: Great selection of dishes during Restaurant Week, almost like a tasting menu. Would love to come back to try more from their al-la-carte menu. Both cocktails ordered were tea inspired and made for an interesting drink. Would be great to come during HH to take advantage of their buy one get one free offer.

Vinyee

 3/F, Mira Moon Hotel,, 388 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Tel: 2643 8875
(MTR Causeway Bay closest exit C)

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