Janiqueel finds an eatery and a home away from home in Wan Chai
A great restaurant is one that just makes you feel like you’re not sure whether you went out or you came home and it confuses you. If it can do both of those things at the same time, you’re hooked.Danny Meyer
As a frequent traveler, I sometimes (well… oftentimes) find myself hungry in a far-off city wishing I knew where to have an enjoyable nosh. I long to find a cozy retreat favored by locals who have had the time to explore a bit and find the place that earns their return visits. A place long on good, affordable food on an eclectic menu and short on pretension and high prices. Going to Hong Kong? Got the place for you – THREE BLIND MICE.
Located in Wan Chai in the heart of it all, where a visitor will no doubt find her- or himself at some time, THREE BLIND MICE is tucked away on a quiet stretch of Ship Street seemingly far from the madding crowd. Not a bustling, noisy, crowded restaurant, this is the very definition of ‘bistro’. Add ‘Laid Back’ to that description and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect from the 3BM.
To the menu:
Arriving promptly at noon, I started with an order of calamari rings done the way I like – a lightly crispy exterior with the interior squid firm, but not rubbery. Looking delectable, the mains included some hearty choices including Duck Leg and Waffle, Black Pepper Tofu, Overnight BBQ ribs, and a Ribeye Steak. “Eclectic” for sure! For me? I had another sip of my crisp Pinot Grigio and decided ‘hearty’ was for later. I glomed on to the reasonably priced (HKD118 – SGD 21) set lunch and, remembering that this was a working HOLIDAY, ordered another Pinot Grigio. I was not disappointed with either decision. My dinner:
- STARTER – Scotch Egg;
- MAIN – Beef Wellington;
I strode out of the THREE BLIND MICE feeling
replete and ready for the Hong Kong hustle and, of course, its bustle.
Gotta go back!
Three Blind Mice is located at 35 Ship St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Research and writing help from JKJ.