Retro Hong Kong-themed neighbourhood cocktail bar
Cocktails with a Cantonese twist
Thirsty by now? Try one of many cocktails at Tai Lung Fung, east-meets-west cocktail bar paying tribute to Hong Kong in the sixties. The menu may look like an old newspaper but displays an interesting choice of contemporary cocktails and crudités that attract a hip crowd. The name, lit up in bold pink neon letters, is a tribute to the renowned Cantonese opera group, but also is a reference to all things showy and flamboyant.
This place will catapult you back to Hong Kong in the sixties. The bar is lit up by iconic plastic light fixtures dangle while old movie posters, old photos and stamps and yellowed newspaper clippings decorate the deliberately worn walls.
Try the lovely light Lemongrass-tini or surprisingly spicy Thai Express for HK$75 (happy hour HK$55).
What’s in a name?
Tai Lung Fung 大龍鳳 is the name of a famous Canto opera group in 1960s. The group was incredibly popular and the name is immediately associated with their stellar on-stage performance. Years later Hong Kong people still use the term Tai Lung Fung when referring to a ‘pretender’.