Neptune's Restaurant.

Saw Set Menu Lunch at Ocean Park Hong Kong


Tried Ocean Park’s Halloween festive Saw Set Menu, and had a close encounter with the Jigsaw Killer!


Right. The bulk of my previous post was about Halloween celebrations at Ocean Park Hong Kong. As I mentioned early in that post, other than festive attractions and colourful characters, Ocean Park also offered a Saw Set Menu, a promotion in conjunction with the release of the new Saw movie, jigsaw. When I read about this online a week before my visit, I decided right away I must go for the festive meal when at the park. (I used to be a big Saw fan, till the stories became ridiculous) How was it? Take a look at my pics and judge for yourself. 🙂

Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2017 festive menus .
The menus. I had the ADULT set for lunch at Neptune’s Restaurant, located within the Grand Aquarium.
Neptune's Restaurant of Ocean Park Hong Kong
Neptune’s Restaurant. Main attraction of this place is naturally the aquarium backdrop. (Check out the Saw table cover)

Saw Set Menu (Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2017)

Saw Set Menu: Poached Shrimp Ravioli with Truffle Cream and Tomato Sauce
Appetizer: Poached Shrimp Ravioli with Truffle Cream and Tomato Sauce.

This appetizer was “okay,” although I didn’t care too much for the sauce. The ravioli itself strongly reminded me of Cantonese style prawn dumpling i.e. wanton. Actually, that’s what the Chinese name says. I didn’t know wanton was ravioli in Italian. (LOL)

Saw Set Menu - Bell Pepper and Tomato Soup.
Soup: Bell Pepper and Tomato Soup.

Presentation of the soup wasn’t too inspirational or Saw-like, as you can see. But I love anything made with pepper and so this was quite tasty to me.

Saw Set Menu main dish: Seafood Risotto Stuffed in Pimento with Tomato and Pumpkin Puree
Saw Set Menu main dish: Seafood Risotto Stuffed in Pimento with Tomato and Pumpkin Puree.

When I first saw the menu, the item that captured my eye immediately was the dish featuring Billy’s face. Unfortunately, that’s the main course made with Sea Bass (so I read), which I dislike. Not an oxtail eater as well, this left me with just one option, the seafood risotto. Overall, it was decent, if a little too “healthy” in taste, if you know what I mean. On the other hand, I have to say I was a little disappointed in the presentation. It did look like two lumps of someone’s insides, and the syringe with the salad dressing was a nice touch. However, it really didn’t resemble what was shown on the menu, the latter having a much more meaty look with veins and everything. Perhaps some sort of ham should have been used as the wrap instead.

Saw Set Menu: Coconut with Charcoal Chocolate Mousse.
Last but not least, the dessert. Coconut with Charcoal Chocolate Mousse.

The mousse/cake itself was delicious. But the layer on top of it i.e. the play me bit, was kinda hard and papery. It was pretty tasteless too.

Verdict

I’d say this at the risk of incurring Jigsaw’s wrath for not being appreciative. The Saw Set Menu didn’t quite live up to expectations. Taste was overall, average, and presentation of the main course was somewhat lacklustre. On hindsight, I ought to have ordered the Sea Bass for the main course; that at least would give me Billy’s face up close and personal to swoon over. But oh well, there’s always next Halloween and the next trip. One thing I’m certain. This wouldn’t be the last time Jigsaw extends his nefarious presence into food and tourism.

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