Bowls by Kwanghi Chan has opened on Marlborough Street, just off Parnell Street - Dublin's unofficial Chinatown. Kwanghi, a Hong Kong born, Donegal raised, Michelin-trained chef, is probably best known for his range of Chan Chan sauces and spice bag mixtures, but was formerly head chef at the Cliff House Hotel in Waterford, and was also food director of the short-lived Soder and Ko on George's Street. This is his first solo restaurant.
Bowls unsurprisingly serves Asian rice and noodle bowls, with a choice from either their signature options like roasted aubergine, beef brisket and char siu pork, or you can build your own from a large selection of ingredients. They're using big green eggs to barbeque meats and vegetables, and there's an abundance of chan chan sauce to top it all off with. We've tried the pork and the aubergine and were seriously impressed with the deep, smoky flavours.
They're only doing soft drinks, including Asian iced teas, as well as tea and coffee, and they've got some very tasty looking pasteis de natas on the counter, as well as some other cakes and pastries.
Bowls by Kwanghi Chan is open from Monday - Saturday, and currently there's no website but you can follow them on Twitter and Instagram.
Bowls by Kwanghi Chan
56 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00.