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港鐵香港站 C 出口, 步行約8分鐘 繼續閱讀
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29868289
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今日營業
11:00 - 21:00
星期一至四
11:00 - 21:00
星期五至六
11:00 - 22:00
星期日
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
公眾假期前夕
11:00 - 22:00
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I  love going to theme restaurants and animal related cafes. Especially cat ones. It's probably due to the fact I don't own a pet and  the place I live don't allow one. So, I spend my days mindlessly playing with other animals. But in Hong Kong there are so many cat cafes. There are a few dog ones and one rabbit cafe.  I heard there was a hedgehog one. Yet to find that one. But they are all cuddly and cute. Fuzzy and adorable. But what about those that love reptiles? Those creepy crawly things that make some squirm? Perhaps it's the closet goth in me, but I do find those fascinating. Snakes? Beautiful.That is when I found that Hong Kong has a reptile cafe! You must be as shocked as I am. But it exists. In the middle of Central. Right across from Tai Kwun Cultural Arts Center! Yes, in the prime drinking area of Hong Kong exists a reptile cafe. And you don't even have to go up some building to find it. It's ground level.I found it one day while walking to Tai Kwun. Photos, it said, was for diners only. Informing boyfriend about this curious place, we decided to pay it a visit one evening  for dinner. We wanted photos!The restaurant exterior is decorated with various African animals and a few reptiles.They even have a cute sign outside to beware of live animals.The entire design of this place is so well thought out. Even the door entrance had their cafe logo which is quite cute looking.The interior has tables on the sides. Glass cases that held the reptiles were in the middle and certain corners.  The cases were spacious and not cramped. Each held one or two reptiles so they have more than enough space. Each glass cage has a small sign explaining what the reptile is called, where it is from and what it eats. A truly educational experience!Dotted on the walls are beautiful photography of various animals. Some photographed by the owner, Goatee Toni Kingston, the staff informed me. There are also items collected by the owner from his travels. The owner, Goatee Toni Kingston,  is a wildlife conservationist and presenter and owns Jurassic Garage.  A company that offers educational wildlife experiences for children, providing animals for filming and even professional snake removal.  They have been here since 2004! So, this is his cafe to exhibit his collection in a more accessible environment. After this experience, I've started to follow his social media footprint. He seems like a fascinating person!However, there is a souvenir section where you can take pens, books and these awesome little guys!Whenever I go to a cat cafe, I wonder if they are abused in anyway. If there is any sign of mistreatment. But from what I can tell, this place doesn't and it even has an explanation that this doesn't stress out the reptiles in any way. It seems the owner truly loves them all. I also found that the reptiles live in a private farmland in the New Territories so they will rotate the reptiles every so often for viewing! So, you get a new experience every time!Photos are welcome as long as you do not use flash and don't tap the glass to grab their attention. Just let them be and with patience, you'll get some fantastic photos.  I'll show you the few of the favorites I took.This iguana does what iguanas love to do best. Ignore you and sleep on.This guy was my favorite!  It looked like a snake at first but it is actually a legless lizard! Sheltopusik from Russia. Also commonly known as a glass lizard for when it loses it's tail, it can break into pieces leading to a myth it shatters like glass. FASCINATIING! It breathed so strangely through this long slit that stretched along the length of the body.And these guys! Giant Forest Scorpions from Malaysia.  These guys were found on the way to the washroom. A dark glass cage, there is a UV flashlight next to it. Turn it on and WOW! They glow in the dark! HOW AWESOME!Reptiles  aside, this place does server food. Menu is in English and Chinese. As we were here for dinner, they had dinner sets. Sets include a drink, starter, main and daily dessert. Although this is not a vegan/vegetarian restaurant, they do strive to source all food with little impact on the environment. They even said the takeaway items were biodegradable. That's a lot of effort put in.They also have a la carte for those don't want  a set.They also have a kids menu as well.The daily special is written on a blackboard in the back.Boyfriend was a bit late arriving, so I ordered a latte ($42) while I waited.  The latte had beautiful latte art. The coffee smelled fantastic. A good balance of milk to espresso. Temperature was right. I was surprised. I was expecting a seriously good cup of coffee here. And here I was. A good cup of coffee! There was even a lovely buttery shortbread cookie to nibble on.Once boyfriend arrived, we ordered. We decided on a la carte and the Hungry Snake Dinner Set ($368) as we've learned from past experiences in theme restaurants (and places in Central), portions are often quite small. Boy did we underestimate this place.Yin Yang Fries ($58). They were called Yin Yang because they used sweet potato and potato for the fries. And these were really good. Crispy and perfectly seasoned. Not one was limp and soggy. These came with a chipotle ketchup and tartar sauce type mayo. Super good! Portion was generous as well.Daily Cream Soup ($48). The daily soup was cream of corn. When it arrived I was a bit skeptical. Why was it so pale in color? But taking one spoonful, I was hit with the most intense corn flavor. It wasn't thick as usual cream soups are but it didn't need to be. It was rich tasting without the feeling of being too heavy. Portion was good and we could easily split this into two satisfying portions bowls of soup to share between us.Crispy Berebere Spice Chicken ($188). They had a few African type dishes so we decided to give it a try. Boyfriend have had Ethiopian food back home in Seattle and the only thing I've had that was African was Peri Peri chicken and that was at Nandos which is  a chain restaurant. So, we tried something we never heard of.  This was really spicy! The heat just stayed with you but it was oddly only on the tongue and no where else. The chicken was tender though some parts were dry. But the spice mixture was fragrant though wow ... spicy.  It was laid on top of soft lentils and mashed potatoes. A truly filling plate of food.The dinner set included a drink, starter, main and dessert for $368. There are good variety of choices to chose from.Homemade Lemonade. This was really good though it had a hint of mint making the lemons a lot more fresh tasting. I also suspect they used something more than lemons. Perhaps calamansi? I'm unsure? It had a slight smokey taste that felt familiar but I couldn't quite place it.Andaman Crab Casserole. This was a dip that came with a lot of toasted baguette slices and the starter from the set for one. And when I say a lot, I mean it was enough to eat all the dip! How many times have I gone to a place where they provide you dip but only give you what? 3 slices of something? And then you have either dip wasted or you finish the rest with a spoon? Finally a place that gives you not only enough stuff to dip in but the dip  The dip was amazing. Chunks of crab combined with stretchy cheese. This was for one person!Outback Wagyu Beef Cheeks Stew Pot. This is the main chosen.  It came with what I thought was a small scoop of mashed potato but was I wrong! There was a lot of mashed potato in that bowl! It was crammed in.The beef cheeks were soft and tender. Literally melted in my mouth. The carrots soaked in all the rich beefy sauce. And upon digging about, there were onions cooked so long it was sweet beyond comprehension. Portion here was more than generous.Daily Dessert. The set included a dessert and this is the raspberry panna cotta. It was delicious. The raspberry puree on top was tart and balanced the richness of the panna cotta below. It was creamy and rich.This is one of the most interesting restaurant in all of Hong Kong. The reptiles were fascinating. It was also educational as I did go home and look up what they were. Learning things I didn't know. The design of the restaurant was well thought out and detailed right down to even the door knobs in the washroom. It wasn't just slapped together like so many places in Hong Kong. And the food? How many times have I been to a theme or cat cafe where the food is not that good. Everything seems to be thrown into the restaurant decor or animals but  the food is just plain sad. And I expected that when we ordered food. I honestly felt it would be some sad slapped together sausages and toast and watery drinks. But wow .... the food was excellent. Portion sizes were generous. Not huge but not stingy. It's really all I ask when I go out for food. Just please give me an honest meal with (and I hate using this word) heart. I eat out a lot (as you can tell) and I have rarely come across a restaurant that honestly cared about what they served. This restaurant that not only cared about the animals but also the food provided to diners. I left feeling the owner wasn't here just to rip you off with some concept. And for that? This is one of my favorite restaurants this year so far. And  I will be back. 繼續閱讀
等級2 2019-03-13
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一入到去就除左件外套,因為真係有d熱,初頭真係好唔慣,不過之後就習慣左啦,之後係度諗咁既溫度可能係因為d動物既關係,坐低左望下d玻璃窗,見到有蛇果d😂 幾有趣。去到仲未過happy hour,所以叫左杯House white,Chardonnay都幾好飲,夠甜同凍,朋友就叫左House red,個人就覺得House white好d,所以想飲下野,可以8點前入席,如果係open rice有訂位,仲有折,都幾抵食之後就叫左圖片既野食,燒雞係up to standard,燉果個牛肉都ok,仲叫左幾樣送酒小食 繼續閱讀
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等級4 2019-03-13
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發現中環有一個小森林,充滿野外氣氛,好特別。 未踏入門口已經見到玻璃櫃入面有龜同蜥蝪,有冇FEEL先?入到去亦會見到兩個玻璃櫃,小朋友更覺興奮。除左有昆蟲陪你食飯,套餐都改名為:青蛙晚餐同白蛇晚餐,配合主題!咁有趣,兩個套餐都要試吓啦~香港仔避風塘炸雞唔似食開嘅避風塘口味,不過好好食,雞肉入面係軟滑多汁,正架!焗蟹肉配麵包片呢個超好食,份量多到似係一道主食,而唔係前菜咁簡單。 好多蟹肉,勁滋味。蜂蜜芥末法國春雞及澳洲大蝦大蝦一啲都唔大,係細蝦。 好在夠彈牙,同埋好細心咁預先拆左殼,食得方便。 法國春雞就原隻,好大件,做得都夠滑夠入味,唔錯。埃塞俄比亞免治和牛鍋配16穀飯店員溫馨提示話會辣,所以叫左少辣。 估唔到少辣都幾辣,朋友鍾意食辣就啱晒。 中間有球炸物,原來係炸雞蛋,夠特別。最後甜品係士多啤梨意式奶凍。餐飲可以揀所有無酒精飲品,咖啡有拉花。Arnold Palmer 原來係檸檬汁溝冰紅茶,第一次叫,又學到新野!舖頭細細間,但以昆蟲做主題,加啲非洲菜式,配搭新穎有創意,加上食物好大份,係一次好好嘅體驗。 繼續閱讀
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某天朋友經過中環荷里活道  Animojo,看到這間非一般的餐廳,於是立即呼號召幾位姊妹星期五來吃晚飯。下著毛毛雨的晚上, 更添幾分冷, 但踏入了餐廳的一刻頓時變得溫暖起來。面積比想像中細,幸好已BOOK 好位,所以亦無須等候,但客人也挺多的。餐廳內的角落放了一些爬蟲類動物的擺設品和掛畫等同時亦有出售。而最吸精的當然是餐廳中央放著兩個透明箱子,箱內有條綠色大蜥蜴和幾條色彩斑爛的蛇,客人可一邊進餐一邊近距離觀看牠們, 相當有趣。  拍過照片後, 大家就返回坐位揀食物。是日晚餐有兩款, 分別是 和 兩款, 我們選了 $378 晚餐。 晚餐有四個COURSE , 分別有頭盤、主菜、甜品和一杯無酒精飲品。另外我們裹點了三個 a la carte 是日餐湯 - 忌廉栗米湯 $48 東非柏柏爾香料燒雞$188土以其鷹嘴豆泥配蔬菜82 先上枱是 開始, 份量真心多, 每人試小小,足夠和朋友分享。湯配甜粟米,又香濃又滑, 栗米亦有咬口, 最特別是加入了爆谷令口感更加豐富。以不同的蔬菜併在碟上,令感觀更上一層樓,色彩繽紛更能挑起客人食慾。 以蔬菜條蘸鷹嘴豆泥來吃, 雖不是我慣常的吃法, 但鷹嘴豆泥細滑而微酸的味道和原始蔬菜配搭得挺好的。 朋友想吃一點辣,特別點了 滿足這位辣妹。  是最後一道菜上枱,好明顯燒雞燒得火侯好足, 呈現金黃色雞皮, 微微焦香,  至於雞肉仍然嫩滑, 辣度點到即止。如果嫌唔夠辣就一定要試下墊著的綠色豆子, 口感好稔不黏口,香辣惹味,吃時拌上入口即溶的薯蓉,  非當爽皮。 至於 份量也不容小覷, 我們三個人也是免強地可以吃罷。 頭盤    印象中的 即是蟹肉醬, 但完全是兩碼子的事。   以略稀的白汁混合了蟹肉、芹菜粒、洋蔥粒等, 打破了單一食材的單調, 味道豐富亦不失鮮味,但多士太硬,吃不下,我們最後將焗蟹肉直接吃更美味。      店員通合剛剛晚餐中的其中一道主菜 售清,所以更換了正打算放在下一期MENU 中的主菜   牛肉燉到軟嫩,入口鬆化,而且有紅蘿蔔的甜香和蕃茄的微酸,但味道比想似中柔和,不管是送飯或薯蓉都很好吃 。 吃到這裡我留意到大廚喜歡將汁煮得較稀, 就連甜品 panna cotta 亦然,沒有對與錯, 只有喜歡與否。 panna cotta 質感似乳酪,加了微酸的紅莓醬,好味好多。 最後以一杯咖啡芳香柔和;奶泡豐富細密的 Latte 完結, 無論視覺和味覺也上了一課。   繼續閱讀
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