Deli & Wine
Address: G/F, Restaurant Block, HK Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
Deli & Wine is the ideal place to visit if you’re ever in TST and have no idea what to eat. With its wide range of both Western and Asian dishes at affordable prices, there seems to be something for everyone. Indeed, on the busy Saturday afternoon that I went, the place was packed with people of all ages enjoying a meal in the restaurant’s homely surroundings. As part of the MAX Concepts chain of restaurants in Hong Kong (which includes Simplylife), Deli & Wine certainly had that laid-back, western style atmosphere to it, minus the horrendous queues and rushed service. The ambience of the restaurant was relaxing, with wooden furniture, white walls, and was decorated with numerous potted plants, giving an outdoorsy, natural feel to the place.
We chose seats close to the windows to allow natural light to stream in. The ordering method in this restaurant is simple- you choose your food, pay at the counter, and the food is brought to you by a server.
I ordered the linguine with fresh prawns in tomato cream sauce which was a deliciously hearty dish. I was happy to see that they didn’t skimp on the ingredients and provided me with six prawns, which tasted quite fresh and sweet, and had a springy texture. The tomato cream sauce was not overly decadent and matched well with the linguine, which was not overly hard or soft- kind of al dente but a bit on the softer scale. Topped with diced chives and sliced peppers, this was a filling yet simple dish.
Next up was the Chicken curry, which consisted of a delicate tasting curry with chunks of tender chicken breasts, potatoes and pineapples. The sauce was not too rich nor spicy- perfect for people who can’t really handle spicy food (such as myself) but I feel that if you like really hot foods this wouldn’t be something you would order.
For dessert, we discovered that Deli & Wine has its very own froyo (frozen yogurt) bar, with very reasonable prices as well (HK$28 for a regular sized froyo with three toppings). We promptly ordered one and choose three fruits as our toppings (mango, strawberries and blueberries). The chocolate sauce was complimentary which I thought was a very thoughtful touch as most froyo stores around Hong Kong charge extra for the sauce:)
The froyo itself was quite tart and had a nice smooth consistency. It fared well with the fruits and was a nice end to the meal. I also really liked the cups they were served in with the cute, handwritten-looking fonts.