Matt Abergel

What’s a Jewish Canadian guy doing cooking Japanese food in Hong Kong? As it turns out: taking the city’s dining scene by storm. As founder of yakitori hotspot, Yardbird Hong Kong, Matt Abergel proves that casual and modern - and hip-hop and plenty of sake and whisky - could fly in Hong Kong and that the volume of the stereo was as crucial as the quality of the cooking. Here’s where Abergel - when he’s in Hong Kong - likes to continue the party outside of office hours.”
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333 Saigon beer can chicken, Le Garcon Saigon. Photography: Le Garcon Saigon

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Steamed flower crab with aged Shaoxing wine, fragrant chicken oil and flat rice noodles, The Chairman. Photography: The Chairman

After-Service Drinks

Racks City is the Yardbird team’s go-to dive bar. Good music and drinks in a fun, unpretentious atmosphere. For great cocktails and service in a quiet, old-school setting, I go to Mandarin Grill + Bar.

Selected Works: Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori – Yardbird, Hong Kong (2018)

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