Mango Tree launches new Thai inspired dining in Hong Kong
Mango Tree Worldwide, in partnership with local restaurant operator 1957 & Co. (hospitality) Ltd., has launched its first, much-anticipated Mango Tree Café in Hong Kong inside Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing, one of the largest malls in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island.
The smart Thai-styled café was designed by award-winning Hong Kong architect and interior designer, Steve Leung, who also designed all the existing Mango Tree outlets in Hong Kong and China. The Cityplaza outlet is on the third floor of the mall and offers a minimalist contemporary feel with Thai elements infused through a generous use of natural materials such as wood and bamboo, plus hand-painted walls featuring rainforest scenes. The 3,500 sq ft semi-open dining space offers seating for up to 140 diners with a welcoming ambiance and a warm, friendly service culture.
The enticing menu at Mango Tree Café fuses traditional Thai elements with modern cooking techniques.
“Following the success of our other Hong Kong restaurants, we are very excited to launch this dynamic new café concept in a new part of Hong Kong for Mango Tree,” said Trevor MacKenzie, Managing Director, Coca and Mango Tree Group Worldwide. “Taikoo Shing is a vibrant neighborhood with a strong mix of commercial and residential venues. Mango Tree Café will cater mainly to office and business clientele during the week, but we’re also aiming for a strong local following at weekends, attracting a new generation of diners and their families.”
Catering to the eclectic range of tastes and expectations in its vibrant city location, the menu at Mango Tree Café Cityplaza has been carefully researched and crafted to offer a wide choice of dishes. The restaurant’s Thai Executive Chef, Anunte Sae-ung has more than 30 years of experience, including positions at the Shanghai-La Hotel in Bangkok and renowned restaurant Apichat Lad Phrao, located inside a converted airplane. Beyond Thai borders he has also introduced his inspired Thai cuisine to the kitchens of several 5-star hotels and upscale restaurants, including The Furama Hotel and Macau Jockey Club.
At Mango Tree Café in Taikoo Shing, Chef Anunte’s enticing options include everything from classic Thai favourites like Spicy Green Papaya Salad to a signature Yellow Curry with Crab and River Prawn, as well as more creative indulgences such as Deep-Fried Tom Yum Chicken Wings, Baked Pork Chop Rice in Thai-style, and even a Pad Thai Pizza. The dessert selection is equally broad-reaching and includes Coco Jello, Choco Rocky Road, Mango Sticky Rice and Pandan Crème Brulée.
“For Mango Tree Café we have created a product to match the varied tastes of customers who dine at shopping mall locations, particularly in Hong Kong and China. This approach fits well with our strategy to tier the Mango Tree brand and reach a much wider audience for our unique style of food,” added Mr. MacKenzie.
In keeping with this inclusive philosophy, the dishes at Mango Tree Café Hong Kong are affordably priced, with lunch ranging from HK$80 – HK$120 per person and dinner from HK$150 – HK$200 per person. Extending the urban appeal even further, diners at the new outlet are automatically entitled to 3 hours free parking at Cityplaza Car Park, or 5 hours free parking at Sing Fai Terrace Car Park with electronic spending over HK$350.
Mango Tree Café Hong Kong is open from 11:30am – 11pm daily.
For reservations, call (852) 2577 0699
About Mango Tree Group
The Mango Tree group is a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing company that has a vision to bring authentic Thai cuisine with a creative twist to the world, and to plant a Mango Tree in every major world city. At the vanguard of the global Thai food explosion, the Mango Tree group comprises the Mango Tree, Mango Tree Bistro and Mango Tree Café brands, as well as Coca, the contemporary steamboat suki concept. The group’s heritage dates back to 1957, when Khun Srichai Phanphensophon opened the first Coca restaurant in Surawong, launching the suki trend in Thailand. The pioneering spirit continued when the group’s CEO and celebrity chef Pitaya Phanphensophon, Srichai’s son, opened the first Mango Tree restaurant in the heart of Silom in 1994. Today, the group operates more than 70 restaurants and cafes in 15 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the USA. Part cultural ambassador and part culinary innovator, Mango Tree has charted a course to become the premier global Thai cuisine brand, delivering quality Thai cuisine, stylish design, and intuitive service that always exceeds diners’ expectations.