Now open: Bibi & Baba from JIA Group
20 Oct 2020
We may be a little late on this but we could not let the month end without talking about JIA Group’s latest venture this year: In partnership with the famous culinary duo PasirPanjangBoy from Singapore, comes the newest addition to Ship Street, Bibi & Baba.
What’s Nyonya cuisine, you ask? It is the scrumptious brainchild of Chinese immigrants and the Southeast Asian locals. Highlights include the familiar Nyonya Laksa, Nasi Lemak and Penang Prawn Noodles. Other equally delicious dishes also include Assam Fish, Sotong Masak Hitam and Bakwan Kepiting. At Bibi & Baba, you’ll find a spotlight on Nyonya cuisine featuring popular plates and never-before-seen dishes.
No stranger to the kitchens, Tinoq and Tylan have created the private kitchen of the same name for an intimate, dining experience which was greatly loved by gourmands from all over. According to JIA Group CEO Yenn Wong, “the dishes are delicious, the energy and personal style of the two are also a highlight."
For a bit of a sneak peek, here are a few dishes that you could look forward to! Not your ordinary bowl, Bibi & Baba's Nyonya Laksa (HK$102) is made with their in-house Nyonya sambal, laksa bay leaves, and of course, the aromatic coconut milk soup base. Another one to try is their five-spice Ngor Hiang (HK$78) (read: meat rolls) which uses a special Shu Kee dried bean curd sheet.
PSA: Don’t expect to see hawker centre eats such as Bak Kut Teh and Hainanese Chicken rice as they are more quintessentially Singaporean and Malaysian and non-Nonya.
Bibi & Baba, 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai; www.bibiandbaba.hk