Review: Pica Pica

We tried Pica Pica, a Spanish tapas restaurant in Sheung Wan, and here's what we thought.

10 Jul 2019 — By Catherine Stewart / Restaurants / Reviews / Taste
pica pica interior

Opened earlier this year on Des Voeux Road Sheung Wan, Pica Pica is a lively, contemporary Spanish tapas bar headed by Chef Edgar Sanuy. We review Pica Pica’s modern tapas menu, featuring dishes inspired by Chef Sanuy’s culinary experiences throughout Europe and Asia. The menu focuses on bringing out the best in the fresh ingredients and experimenting with traditional Spanish cooking techniques.

The vibe at Pica Pica is energetic but relaxed, and the décor is modern take on a traditional Spanish tapas bar. We love the open kitchen with kitchen-side seating. There’s also a spacious bar area, great for after-work drinks, including the delicious, authentic house-made Sangria.

The Food

tapas at Pica Pica

red prawn hotdog and wagyu steak tartar on charred bone marrow

All the small plates here are made for sharing, and we started with a tasty heirloom cherry tomato salad, avocado, tuna belly confit in olive oil. Next up was the red prawn hot dog, josper grilled prawn head, one of Pica Pica’s signature dishes. Chef Sanuy explained that we could squeeze the spicy sauce out of the prawn’s head onto the hotdog – a fun presentation and well flavoured dish. We also tried the wagyu steak tartar on charred bone marrow, which had an interesting contrast of tastes and textures between the soft and mellow wagyu and the rich and crunchy charred bone marrow. We enjoyed this dish despite being newcomers to eating bone marrow. Meanwhile the Spanish lazy omelette with morcilla and chorizo, features classic Spanish flavours, and is definitely one to include in your tapas order – anything with chorizo is a hit with me!

tapas and dessert at pica pica

salad and dessert at Pica Pica

We also tried two of the desserts, the dark chocolate, hazelnut, extra virgin olive oil, salt and the Catalan cream foam, vanilla ice cream. Unusually for me the chocolate dessert was not my favourite of the two, but we both really enjoyed the delicate Catalan cream foam.

The Verdict

Good food, friendly staff and a relaxed environment, Pica Pica would be a great spot for a casual date night or catch-up, and would also work well for larger groups.

 

Pica Pica, G/F Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317-321 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan

 

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