Alvin Cheung Jr., the so-called “Demon Chef” is the brains behind Bo Innovation. Having worked as an engineer for many years, he turned into the world of cooking as a self-trained Chef. He has a knack for creating cuisines that draws a lot of attention and his trademark “X-treme Cuisine” has definitely evoked a lot of views from food critics in Hong Kong. He is not your regular Chef, but sports sunglasses with visible tattoos on his hand. Bo Innovation has mixed emotions with the Michelin Star Guide as in 2009 it awarded the restaurant with 2 stars and suddenly in 2010 the restaurant was demoted to only one star. Then it was awarded with the second star in 2012 and presented with the 3rd star in 2014.
The interior is quite decent with tables made of marbles and hard wood flooring with jazz music playing in the background. The restaurant comes with an open kitchen and customers are presented with free high speed Wi-Fi to check their emails. One of the signature dishes from Chef Alvin is the “Sex on the Beach” dessert which almost resembles a used up condom lying on a beach. Not sure how many are attracted to that kind of a weird dish, but that’s how it is with Bo Innovation as you can expect the unexpected there.
The decor and staff at Bo Innovation is not the everyday staff you can see in Chinese restaurants. You can see staffs having multicolored hairdos and also sporting tattoos. But the service is amazing and each and every dish is served with the staff explaining the details behind each dish politely. Often called the “Demon Chef”, Chef Alvin Leung Jr. tries as much as possible to greet his customers when he is not in the kitchen and explains the process behind the making of every dish.
Chef Alvin Leung.
The “X-treme Cuisine” from the Demon Chef has certainly revolutionized Chinese cuisine to a great extent as Chef Alvin had broken down all the expectations of how a Chinese food should taste and need to be presented with. With is unique cooking style added with lots of innovation and a modern touch, he has been able to come with some unique Chinese cuisine that you never would have tasted before.
He is a self-taught chef and has never trained under any professional chefs and after leaving his engineering he went on to master the culinary skill all by himself and opened Bo Innovation and went on to push the boundaries of the culinary art.
- Michelin Guide Hong Kong - Macau 2018: Three Stars ☆☆☆
11 course "Red Menu": HKD 2'280+
15 course "Blue Menu": HKD 2'680+
Dress Code: Smart Casual. All male patrons and children are requested not to wear shorts, sleeveless or sandals.
Corkage Fee: HKD 700+ per 750ml bottle