28 Mar '12, 3pm
Harlan Goldstein's steak joint Strip House opens April: Now, after 17 years in Hong Kong and 14 months after he
- New York-born Harlan Goldstein, known to many foodies as the best Western chef in Hong Kong, can thank his mother for his culinary career. Despairing of her 14-year-old son's propensity to get mixed up with the wrong crowd, she put him to work in his uncle's restaurant to keep him out of trouble. He went straight from high school to an apprenticeship arranged by his uncle at the Montreux Palace Hotel in Switzerland. Now, after 17 years in Hong Kong and 14 months after he had started Gold by Harlan Goldstein in Lan Kwai Fong, Goldstein is opening his second restaurant in Hong Kong next month, a 1940's style New York steak joint called Strip House. Goldstein, 51, spoke to Reuters about his ambitions in Hong Kong, his interest in fine wines, and his obsession to become the reigning king of white truffles in the city. Q: How has your cooking evolved in Hong Kong? A: "I wante...