I had never had Middle Eastern food until I went to college. I'll never forget the first time I had a falafel, for only $2.50 from this food truck on Mass Ave right on MIT campus. I loved the rich, creamy tahini based sauce that they poured on the falafels. I was smitten with the seemingly exotic flavors in the falafel. In short, I was hooked. It became one of my favorite fast food lunches during my time on campus.
Years later, I'm still a huge fan. Unfortunately, Bryan is less obsessed with this cuisine than I am (though he is willing to eat it from time to time). As a result, sadly, I haven't had as many opportunities to explore Hong Kong's Middle Eastern food scene.
About six months ago, one of my friends who currently lives in Korea (but has roots in Hong Kong) stopped by for a business trip. During that time, BEDU had just invited me in to try their dishes. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up with my friend while sampling this wonderful array of Middle Eastern food together.
Bread, Pickles, and Hummus
BEDU is a modern Middle Eastern restaurant and bar tucked away in a side street in Hong Kong's Central neighborhood. It's a small, cozy restaurant whose food is inspired by the nomadic wanderings of the Bedouin tribe, who traveled throughout North Africa and various countries in the Middle East.
Veggies, Cheese, and Dumplings
We had a blast trying several different dishes on the menu. The food was delicious - everything from the fresh, homemade pita bread and creamy hummus to the charred broccoli + kale, house cured pickles, and PDO feta.
I like the format of the menu - mostly small plates - which allows you to try a larger variety of different dishes.
General Thoughts - BEDU Hong Kong
The food here certainly satisfies my cravings for Mediterranean / Middle Eastern food. I really enjoyed the fresh pita bread dipped in hummus, the colorful crunchy pickle, and the many vegetarian-friendly options! The lamb rack was also nicely executed. All in all, a fun place. I'd be happy to come back.
BEDU Hong Kong
40 Gough Street
Central, Hong Kong
Disclaimer: I was invited to BEDU and did not pay for the meal. I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are my own.