A great deal more understated on the décor front, though no less interesting food-wise, The Principal is a new and busy Hong Kong opening. A partnership between Chef Jonay Armas and longtime restaurateur collective The Press Room Group, The Principal is high-ceilinged but cozy, with starched white table linens and neutral woodwork accented with brick and copper. The food is, to some extent, comforting European fare, but with twists and curveballs from Armas’ native Canary Islands. Don’t miss the Spanish suckling pig, which comes with a pomegranate reduction and lemon puree to cut all that crispy skin and fat, the smoked eel with herring roe and the more traditional Kobe sirloin with foie gras. T+L TIP Explore the exhaustive wine list, which has some nice surprises, including labels from Japan, Slovenia and Israel.
9 Star St., Wan Chai,
Telephone: +852 2563 3444