At a dark alley of Lan Kwai Fong, there is a hidden backyard styled with graffiti paintings, quirky stickers on the wall and communal tables with bar chairs spotted. As soon as I enter this down-to-earth bar, with loud music dropping and lots of exciting laughters from the crowd, I definitely agree that it is a hip and funky brick-and-mortar house.
Brickhouse, is a Mexican joint that offers broad-ranging cocktails and handful of Mexican foods. Deviate from the usual burrito and guacamole with chips, their menu covers a vast majority of vegetarians to other dietary-specified dishes made sinfully addicting with elevating flavors and presented on contrasty colourful plates.
One of the much-loved choices is the Mexican style street corn. Generously covered with shredded parmesan cheese, chili mayo and hot sauce, a squeeze of lime has optionally enlightened the heaviness of the corn on cob that is actually very sweet.
Highlight of the night is the Molcajete nachos served in a huge, heavy and warm stone mortar.
While it is typically used to grind fresh herbs and spices such as cloves or peppercorn, there are mashed black beans and chili cheese sauce covered by corn chips that are further topped with creamy guacamole, sour cream, spicy tomato salsa and four skewers to comprehend an explosive flavor in the mouth.
To follow, watermelon and feta salad impresses for the caramelized pumpkin seeds, for which they are also called pepitas; and the taco platters that come with six batter-fried fish fillets, soft flour tortillas and thick cut avocado slices.
The incredible feast also ends with a rude chocolate fondant. The gluten-free molten cake has an oozy filling flowing over to be accompanied by their house-made vanilla ice cream, from there I can feel a hint of aftertaste from the chili.
Factor to its no fuss and friendly vibes, it is the perfect venue to unwind a great night in the city.
Mexican-Style Street Corn
Sweet corn, sour cream, chili mayo, hot sauce, parmesan cheese
Home Beet Fries
Deep fried roasted beets, sweet chili aioli, green onion
Tortilla Chips, Guacamole, Tomato Salsa, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Refried Black Beans, Jalapeño Con Queso, Chili Shrimp, Ribeye Skewer
Lemon cucumber, goat feta, chili syrup, mint, candied pepitas
Fish, cabbage, avocado, chipotle aioli
Chili-Spiked Chocolate Cake
Gluten Free, Strawberries, Vanilla Ice Cream
Address: G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2810 0560
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 18:00-00:00 ; Thu-Sat 18:00-02:00
Website: http://www.brickhouse.com.hk / https://www.facebook.com/brickhousehk