A group of passionate foodies and bloggers had a wonderful evening last month at Kushiyaki Beco with the great team behind the Hong Kong’s hottest new food social app, iPick.
Tencent, the company behind the well-known QQ instant Messenger and the leading social app WeChat has recently launched their first food-centric mobile app, iPick. As the name implies, the app helps users to pick and search for the restaurants they want. Essentially, it’s a search engine for users to look for information and reviews of restaurants simply by entering location, cuisine, landmark, etc. It allows users to discover the best local places, serving as your personal food guide. The most interesting feature of the app is their connection with different social platforms. You can easily plan meet-ups with your friends and invite them via iPick through WeChat.
After sampling the app, we found iPick very user-friendly. We especially love its clean and simple interface and their up-to-date features, for example they are now highlighting “Xmassy” and “Hot Pot”, which are perfect for the season!
Apart from sampling the new app and chatting with the brilliant team behind it, we also had a delicious dinner prepared by Kushiyaki Beco, a secret Izakaya tucked away in one of the stairways off Hollywood road.
We enjoyed their special tasting menu a lot, which included 15 dishes in total, plenty of goodness lining up for the night!
We tasted our way from salad and appetisers such as avocado and greenhouse tomato salad with black truffle sauce, salted squid with cheese and cracker, then to no end of Kushiyaki like short rib, chicken leg, ox tongue, bacon and rice cake, rolling in bigger dishes like the scrumptious grilled thread fin and ended with a delightful dessert, either Kochi rice ice-cream or Kochi Yuzu sherbet. Since it was a really long menu, we couldn’t help but to cut down a few dishes at last to avoid bursting at the seams.
The grilled Japanese tuna jaw with sea salt was not so photogenic but it was definitely the highlight of the night. We loved the tantalising meat under the thin crispy layer of golden skin, which was full of body, succulent and absolutely delicious!
The food, meeting the team behind iPick and Kushiyaki Beco, exploring and testing the new handy food app were all perfect for the evening. We can’t wait to spread the words and eat our way in Hong Kong with iPick!
…work hard, eat harder!
Kushiyaki Beco, 2 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan, 2581 1282