Slowly, but surely there is a creep of Korean restaurants proliferating across Central in Hong Kong. These hearty, healthy places are home to some of Asian cuisine’s biggest flavours and there’s much to encourage the intrepid diner in. If you’re new to Korean food, or if you are newly converted, there can be no better place to recommend than Gage Street’s Sanche. This local wonder is making a name for itself for its smaller bowls of Korean tapas – perfect for sampling a little of everything!
Sanche’s name derives from the Korean method of growing vegetables naturally on the mountain
side. The team’s core concept -healthy but delicious- relies heavily on the freshness of the
ingredients in their dishes, and as such the team sources all their supplies locally. Everything that is,
except their jang sauce which comes direct from Korean to Gage Street in Central Hong Kong from their
carefully sourced artisan producer in the country.
Quite different from traditional Korean restaurants, Sanche is proving itself to be distinct with its reluctance to indulge too much in the open-grill that is a staple at many Korean restaurants, even in upmarket Central. Instead this chic eatery offers many small plates of light Korean food, and honours its vision as a refined and modern Korean restaurant. There are many tried and tested favourites on the menu here (hello mungbean kimchi pancakes, we’ve missed you) but also plates like bossam which is a tender slice of pork belly served with spiced cabbage. This really is a step in the right direction for Korean food in Hong Kong, and diners at this Gage Street eatery should be pleased with themselves for getting in on the action ahead of the curve. Sanche is open Monday-Saturday from 11am until midnight.
We were disappointed by the heavy, greasy food and average service.