Hong Kong is classified by the International Gourmet sector as a gourmet’s paradise for its delicious dishes, but also for the excellent ingredients of Hong Kong food, from the best and most varied products from around the world.
Get to know the ingredients of Hong Kong food
On the one hand, direct planes arrive from Hong Kong every day from the Tokyo market, allowing us to enjoy the freshest Japanese fish or seafood, such as the best tunafishes and sea urchins.
In the case of meat, the “prime” cuts of the US and Argentine steaks arrive in Hong Kong for lovers of “Steak”.
On the other hand, the best vegetables in mainland China come by train, as well as we receive the best fruits from Southwest Asia.
We can also find in the market the best Iberian hams and pork that arrived directly from Spain, in addition to olive oils, fresh artisan pasta, snacks, etc. All the products you can think of are in this metropolitan city.
Also thanks to its excellent location, we have many local fish or seafood, ensuring that diversity is never lacking on the tables of Hong Kong families.
All these elements are fundamental in Hong Kong cuisine, positioning it as one of the best world kitchens due to the combination of the best raw materials and techniques. Not forgetting that thanks to it, Hong Kong residents are number 1 in the life expectancy ranking.
The best ingredients in The One Restaurant
Based on the principles of a Hong Kong restaurant, although The One restaurant is not in Hong Kong, we strive for the best raw materials. This is greatly helped by the advantages that Spain has at the reference country level in an endless range of food products.
Spanish cuisine is very famous for its raw materials, so now, in an exhibition based on geography, we will try to explain how we select national raw materials.
Galician seafood, due to the cold water of the Atlantic and the Cantabrian Sea, has a sweet but natural flavor. A clear example of their quality are mussels, which are the efficient sea filters. If the water is not clean, it affects not only the taste, but also our health. For this reason, our molluscs are always Galician.
In Spain there are other attractive coastal areas, such as the Andalusian coast, where we find its impressive squid. The flavor of its squid, shrimp, and prawns stays on the palate and in memory.
With these premium quality ingredients, instead of preparing marinades with Asian techniques, we always try to cook them with light techniques, without masking the originality of their flavors.
In the Mediterranean Sea area, we find the best Valencian oysters: the Sun Oysters have French characteristics, but they are more exceptional due to the sun they receive. Denia’s red prawns, Valencian oranges, are treasures of this sea of ancient civilization. With these materials we make more sophisticated dishes with more layers of flavors.
Among the ingredients of Hong Kong cuisine there is no shortage of high-quality meats, such as the best Galician sirloins.
Everyone knows that Galician or Cantabrian meat is one of the best in Spain, because the right time and the environment provide unmatched conditions for better growth. They are meats with a mild flavor, so we always make them with sauces that are more concentrated, but less strong, so that meat continues to be the protagonist.
Instead, we make a Basque tradition steak with a strong bone flavor and an addictive taste of red meat with our special technique, in which we introduce original themes in the custom of tasting meat for the Spanish.
In another post we will talk about more Spanish and international raw materials that we use at The One. Thanks to them we get dishes that combine different cultures, making us a different and unique restaurant in the world.