To take my mind away from the SARS panic I went restaurant hunting in Sha Tin today. Wanted to eat something other than the Canto dimsums I eat almost every day for lunch.
Lo and behold ! I discovered Sha Tin's best-kept secret (at least it was a secret to me) , a lovely restaurant-cum-cafe in the Ikea store at Level 3 Grand Central Plaza, next to the Sha Tin KCR station. Featuring some great dishes, including some good Swedish food and coffee.
It was big, very Scandinavian looking ( IKEA furnishings and decor all around obviously), and had
$29 lunch specials like Mince Steak with Grain Wild Rice and Philadephia sauce and Seafood Crepe served with Gravad-lax-saland. Not to forget the Poached salmon with cream sauce.
Also $22 lunch specials like Pan-fried Pork chops and Chicken a la Lisbon.
Also lots of roasted potatoes, bacon, sausages, veggies, cream/cheese based sauces, 4 types of cheesecake (lemon, tiramisu, and two other types which I forget), good swedish coffee, tea, non-alcoholic drinks. Plus kid meals in colourful kid crockery and cutlery
Great value food, some unusual dishes, pleasant decor, nice view of the nearby hills ... all in all a good lunchtime experience.
By the way this restaurant is not to be confused with the tiny 'bistro' and swedish packaged food counter at the exit.
Shri I also met your Canadian friend John the architect there.