Tai Kwun’s Aaharn set for mid-October opening


Award-winning chef David Thompson will be helming the new restaurant

The latest restaurant to arrive at Central’s Tai Kwun heritage redevelopment is Aaharn. Slated for an October 18 opening, the venue will see award-winning chef David Thompson explore the best of Thai cuisine.

Aaharn, meaning ‘food’ in Thai, presents “a refined contemporary exploration of the best cuisine,” according to the venue, showcasing Thai seasonal ingredients sourced locally in Hong Kong. There will be both a la carte and tasting menus available.

Thompson is one of the world’s leading authorities on Thai food and was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016, as well as a Global Gastronomy Award from White Guide. He admits to drawing inspiration from Thai funeral books and rarely cooked ancient ceremonial recipes that are published as a memorial to the deceased.

The restaurant will be located on the top floor of the historic Armoury Building overlooking Tai Kwun’s open-air parade ground. Bookings are being taken now, aaharn.hk.



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