Casa is the popular restaurant with roots in Sai Kung.  This is their HK Island’s Western district location by HKU station.  It is currently in the soft launch phase so I decided to give it a go.  You need to pay attention to the billboard outside for the special word of the day, it gets your free booze.  They are friendly and itching to build relationships.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.  They bring a different atmosphere to the Western District which is a nice change from the current status quo.  Everything on the menu is under $100 and all wine is available by the glass.  It’s a cheap night out.  Casa comped the drinks so it was $300 for two people.  Deal.

The pulled pork sliders were made with shoulder meat.

Casa's pulled pork  sliders made from the shoulder meat.

Casa’s pulled pork sliders made from the shoulder meat.

I had to ask if the merguez was made in house or sourced from the supplier.  They were happy to talk about the whole process.  It’s made in house with merguez flavouring.  Everything on the menu is made in house.  I am not a big fan of lamb but this was easy to digest.

Casa's lamb merguez slider with couscous.

Casa’s lamb merguez slider with couscous.

I did not enjoy the dish but luckily my gf loved it.  It’s too simple a dish to order when dining outside.

Casa's baked cauliflower in a blue cheese sauce.

Casa’s baked cauliflower in a blue cheese sauce.

Complimentary plate of smoked salmon.  This was not made in house.

Casa smoked salmon

Casa smoked salmon

I enjoyed the chilli avocado.  It had a large spicy kick so best to consume with alcohol.  I had the consistency of puree.

chilli guacamole puree

chilli guacamole puree

Close up shot with mango.

puree close up

Menu is easy.  Everything is under $100.

everything under $100

everything under $100

I will be back.  The price point is cheaper than Mangiare where one plate of their octopus appetizer is $250.  At Casa I get a full meal for two people at around the same price point for one plate at Mangiare.  Casa has a large space in a cavernous underground spot just outside of Belchers.  It’s a hidden location right outside the HKU MTR stop.  I will be back so I hope it’s dog friendly.

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