The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 22 April 2013

Delicious homemade artisanal food @ Classified (Central), Hong Kong

My friend Stpeh was visiting from Shenzhen, and we were meeting up for lunch in Central. While I was doing some research on where to lunch, I came across Classified, and remembered that this same friend had emailed me about six months ago, writing "we must hit up Classified the next time I'm in HK". We both must have forgotten about that email, because six months later, she still hadn't been to Classified even though she'd visited HK many times. So we headed for the Classified shop in Central, which was a bit tricky to locate, but it's clearly a very popular choice with the expats working in the area.

Inside Classified:

The space was cosy and relaxed, and service was friendly and unobtrusive. We were told there were daily lunch specials readymade at the front, which were more affordably priced than the menu items, but Steph and I opted for the freshly cooked to order food from the menu. There were sandwiches, salads, steak and burger, eggs Benedict/Florentine/Royale, cheese platters and fondue, charcuterie items and pasta dishes - something for everyone, really. We both felt like pasta, and both choices were delicious!

Steph's Grilled Chicken, Pesto, & Sundried Tomato Penne with Pine Nuts (HK$127 - tasty combination:

I ordered Organic Beef Lasagna Al Forno ($99), which took 15 minutes to prepare, but it was well-worth the short wait. This lasagna really hit the spot with the cheese topping and the tomatoey beef layered between each lasagna sheet:

I can understand why this place is popular! I would come back again just for that lasagna.

Classified (Central)
Shop 313
3rd Floor, Exchange Square Podium
8 Connaught Place
Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 2147 3454


  1. Mmm... YUMMY! We must visit again... everything on the menu looked so delicious!

  2. Yes, let's go again! I might be boring and go for their lasagna again though :)

  3. that lasagna looks so good!
    all that gooey cheese and creamy sauce!

  4. Hannah, it was unbelievably good with all that cheese and bechamel sauce. I doubt I can replicate it at home exactly because this shop has access to many artisanal cheeses, and I have no idea which one was used in the lasagna!