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BASTARD interior design by Akihito Matsushita
Lane 30 319 Jiaozhou Road
A brick-and-mortar extension of Dong Xi (東西) which, in turn, is a reflection of its founders Jiro H and Michael Janczewski, BASTARD was born in the throes of lockdown, but has impressively managed to secure fans and scoop up F&B awards since. Wielding an impressive pedigree in Chinese kitchens (him) and F&B management (her), the duo dish out interesting eats designed for sharing while also pouring natural wines, a small but tidy selection of cocktails, and an in-house beer specially created for them by Sad Gorilla Club.

Standouts on the current winter menu: a calamari dish with yuzu, an ingredient that makes the whole dish sing; a whole steamed fish inspired by Hop Sze’s in Hong Kong; a luscious hairy crab egg custard; and something called Pumpkin Liquid Cheesecake that we named one of the best things we ate in 2023.

By Sammi Sowerby

Venue name: BASTARD
Opening hours: Mon - Thu & Sun, 6 PM - Midnight Fri & Sat, 6 PM - 12:30 AM
English address: Room 102, Lane 30, 319 Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an