The Potato Head bar and restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, a newly-opened offshoot of the famous Bali brand, has rapidly become one of my favourite places in the city. With great Indonesian food, good coffee, friendly service, funky design – and now great music – it really has it all. The complex has just opened its retro-tastic “Music Room” which hosts world music and disco evenings, among them a monthly Ethiopian jazz night hosted by local pop-up kitchen “Eat Ethio”. This weekend’s event was, unexpectedly, absolutely packed out with Hong Kong hipsters. Ethiopian music in an Indonesian bar in Hong Kong – I love it.
Meanwhile the Potato head brand continues to expand. They are apparently eyeing properties next year in Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles and the Bali “mothership” is hosting none other than the Queen herself this October 8th!