While this was only our first visit, a few friends at the table have been here already before, so they took care of the ordering duty. The menu was said to be changed daily, but I suspect they are only making minor adjustments day by day given a majority of the ingredients used were imported. With a big group this time we managed a good sampling of the dishes from various sections of the menu, which was divided into Snacks, Cold, Grill, "Something a little bigger", Sides, Desserts and Cheese.
The food was decent and I thought most of the dishes were reasonably priced (I think they comped our desserts). And I loved the fact that they served water processed in-house and charge only a nominal amount for water service – even came with the choice of still or sparkling. There should be more restaurants providing this option in town, for the sake of our environment and to minimize carbon footprint. I thought it's probably a bit of an exaggeration to call this the most anticipated restaurant opening of 2016 as some might have suggested (to start with, 2016 is only half way through), but Rhoda is a place I don't mind coming back to, either for a light, easy dinner with a few drinks, or come as a big group to share some of the main dishes like we did.
When? August 10 2016
Where? Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Fresh Chorizo, Slow-cooked Octopus, Peppers, Onions
Brink's Farm free-range chicken, spring onion and ginger dressing
2015 Le Grappin Beaujolais-Villages "Nature" Du Grappin
2012 Boom Boom Syrah, Charles Smith Wines, Washington State