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Common Abode co-founder Nelson Htoo's passion in sharing his cultural heritage with Hong Kong materialised when he first arrived in the city from Burma to pursue postgraduate studies. Joined by his partner, Elin Fu, who grew up in Norway, the duo created a new hospitality group whose journey began by showcasing two cuisines tied to their upbringings: Burmese and Scandinavian.


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Htoo and Fu combined their culinary skills, creativity and global experiences in Common Abode, a bespoke F&B brand creating unique recipes and exclusive experiences in Hong Kong.

New Menus & Dining Deals, July 2023

July 3, 2023 – Sassy Hong Kong | Nicole Moraleda

To celebrate its third anniversary, Club Rangoon is treating us to a week’s worth of special set menus.Starting at $178 per person for lunch and $488 for dinner, the anniversary week offerings will showcase an array of never-seen-before dishes and off-menu favourites such as the Kyout Pazun Hin (Burmese-Style Lobster Curry), which was part of the restaurant’s opening menu.

Club Rangoon Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary With Exclusive Menu

June 29, 2023 – The Beat Hong Kong | Natsuki Arita

Burmese restaurant Club Rangoon turns three in just a few weeks! To celebrate, Chef Noom has prepared an exclusive limited-time lunch and dinner menu for longtime guests and newcomers alike.

Junk catering in Hong Kong that we love: Get fed aboard the water

June 19, 2023 – The Honeycombers Hong Kong | Carly Wu

From Thai food to roast chicken and salad, if you're looking for junk catering in Hong Kong, these companies will make your boat party a delicious one.

Candour‘s Curtain Call

June 11, 2023 - TimeOut Hong Kong

Candour, a hip-hop bar and lounge created by the same team behind Hjem, will be bidding farewell to Peel Street this month. The venue opened in 2021 during the height of the pandemic and has since entertained Hong Kong residents with killer happy hours, parties, and creative events.

The best happy hour deals in Hong Kong right now!

June 2, 2023 – Lifestyle Asia HK | Jianne Soriano

Happy hour is a sure hit for Hong Kong, where drinking hotspots are always packed. With bars fully open and social distancing restrictions scrapped, there’s cause for celebration! Hongkongers love a fun night out to unwind after work or catch up with friends. So, for us, nothing beats an excellent happy hour deal!

Hong Kong Restaurant News: Chaat and Forum Collaborate for a Chindian Feast, Zuma Celebrates 15 Years, and More

July 8, 2022 – Tatler Dining | Fontaine Cheng

From anniversary menus to whisky-infused dry-aged steaks, here are all food and drink happenings that you should know about this week.

New cocktails in town to cool down the heat

July 8, 2022 - Hashtag Legend | Ha Rin Choi

If nothing else, cocktails always bring about a festive mood and provide some much-needed cooling down in the hot summer weather of Hong Kong. To make your summer more bubbly and colourful, we compiled a list of new cocktail menus to try out.

Club Rangoon Launches “The Poetics of the Pantry” Cocktails

July 5, 2022 – Foodie | Ashley Tang

After a delayed arrival, Hnin Pwint arrived in Hong Kong and took up her position as Club Rangoon’s head mixologist and bar manager. Her entrance prompted attention in Hong Kong’s F&B community, due to her stellar track record working at some of the best bars in the world and competing journey.

New Eats: Chef arrivals at UMI and Brooklyn Yakuza, Club Rangoon’s second anniversary dinner pairing and more

July 4, 2022 – Lifestyle Asia | Lorria Sahmet

How to celebrate the first T8 of 2022? With New Eats! Also, how to recover from a sad, wasted long-weekend of gloomy rain? New Eats! New Eats!

At the bar with… Hnin Pwint Aye

BarTalk HK | Martine Beale

We talk to the Myanmar native and bar manager of Club Rangoon about her new bar programme, how she started in the industry and getting back to competing.

Common Abode’s Love Out Loud celebrates Pride Month this 30 June

June 23, 2022 – Lifestyle Asia | Lorria Sahmet

For one final get-together in celebration of June’s Pride Month, Common Abode enlists the bar managers from their three concepts for a Love Out Loud evening at Candour.

6 all-day cafes in Hong Kong that transform into bars at night

May 2, 2022 – Lifestyle Asia | Lorria Sahmet

Now that bars are open til 2am again, the only appropriate way to get back into things is to dive straight into the deep end with all-day drinking. Fortunately, Hong Kong has just the solution: cafes that also moonlight as bars.

Drinking on the cheap: Check out the 20 best happy hours in Hong Kong – post-lockdown updates included!

April 14, 2022 — Honeycombers Hong Kong

Looking for a cheap night out with loads of delicious drinks and indulgent finger food? These are the 20 best happy hours in Hong Kong that you need to know about.

Where to drink in Hong Kong this April

April 15, 2022 — TimeOut HK | Tatum Ancheta

On April 21, nightlife will finally return to Hong Kong. A lot of venues are already gearing up for their reopening, and that includes temporarily closed bars with catering permits. If you're looking to get a drink this long weekend or planning to meet your friends for some after-work drinks when the city eases restrictions, here's a roundup of the best places to hit up this April. 

The Best Restaurants in Hong Kong Right Now - April 2022

March 23, 2022 — Vogue Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most exciting and diverse restaurant capitals in the world. From the classics to the latest game-changers, here are our favourite restaurants of the moment, updated weekly.

#PeopleOnRadar: Hong Kong City Guide By Elin Fu

March, 2022 — Radar List

For Hong Kong’s food fanatics, it’s impossible to not know Common Abode, the budding hospitality group behind HK’s up-and-coming venues like Club Rangoon, Hjem and Candour. Talking to Co-Founder Elin Fu quickly gave us an understanding of the group’s essence – quiet yet touching, minimal yet soulful – and their mission, “To Gather, Together.”

“Everything is Unpredictable”: 18 F&B Industry Leaders on Their Greatest Lessons From the Pandemic

March 11, 2022 – Tatler Dining Hong Kong | Rachel Read

We spoke to some of Hong Kong’s leading F&B figures to discover the biggest lessons they have learned from the pandemic. There’s no doubting that the last few years have been tough on Hong Kong's F&B industry, with the pandemic's impact causing many businesses to rethink their operations...

6 Most Unique Themed Cafes in Hong Kong

February 16, 2022 – Tatler Dining Hong Kong | Doris Lam

There are thousands of cafes in Hong Kong and there’s so little time to explore them all. While we love an aesthetic cafe with minimalistic decor, if you’re looking for something different, we’ve rounded up the most unique themed cafes in Hong Kong that’ll keep you enthralled even after your flat white and scones are long gone.

Eat & Drink Hong Kong: The latest events and happenings

February 8, 2022 — TimeOut

With the announcement of even tighter restrictions, racking your brains for things to do has been as challenging as ever. But there’s still a glimmer of hope with these foodie happenings this month. From pizza and cookies for the kids to cheering on your team at a Superbowl breakfast, plot down these delicious events in your calendar this month now!

Best Bites: 6 dishes in Hong Kong we loved this week

October 22, 2021 — Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong | Nathan Erickson

Best Bites is a roundup of the outstanding dishes we had within the last week: those which renewed our love for established venues; caught our attention at a new opening; or freshly impressed upon us the creativity and skill of Hong Kong’s talented chefs.

Now Open: Candour Brings Old-School Hip-Hop And Rap-Inspired Cocktails To Peel Street

October 20, 2021 — Tatler Dining Hong Kong | Gavin Yeung

After a months-long delay, the long-awaited Candour, a new bar and lounge replacing the old 65 Peel space in Soho, is finally open. Part of the fledgling Common Abode hospitality group, Candour pays homage to the early days of...

Your Guide To The Best Free-Flow Brunch In Hong Kong

September 29, 2021 — Sassy Hong Kong

Brunch in Hong Kong needs no introduction. In our city, the humble meal that falls between breakfast and lunch gets a super-sized makeover. So much more than just pancakes and eggs, Hong Kong’s...

We’re telling ya – these cinnamon buns are the best ones in Hong Kong!

September 20, 2021 – Honeycombers | Fashila Kanakka

Whether you like it American style and coated with cream cheese frosting, or you like to keep it minimal and light the Nordic way, you’ll find your...

Café Hjem brings the flavors of Norway to Hong Kong

August 25, 2021 — HYPEBAE | Pauline de Leon

The stylishly hygge eatery serves smørrebrød, cinnamon rolls and other Scandinavian foods. Conceptualized by Common Abode, Hjem ("home" in Norwegian) is Hong Kong's new Nordic café...

Common Abode: Hong Kong’s latest restaurant group

May 25, 2021 — Hong Kong Living | Matt Eaton

The founders behind Club Rangoon have unveiled a new hospitality group and the opening of two new restaurant concepts. Entrepreneurs Nelson Htoo and Elin Fu launch Common Abode with...

The Team Behind Club Rangoon Launches Common Abode, A New Hospitality Group

May 25, 2021 — Tatler Asia | Gavin Yeung

There seems to be no better signifier of an F&B industry in revival than the creation of not one, but two hospitality groups in the month of May alone...

New Nordic Café Hjem opens in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan district

July 27, 2021 — Scandasia | Mette Larson

There is good news for Nordic food lovers in Hong Kong as TimeOut Hong Kong has announced the opening of a new Nordic cafe in Sheung Wan district near Man Mo Temple.

Superfood Salads To Enjoy This July

July 26, 2021 — Vogue HK | Carina Fischer

Delightful superfood salads to pack a nutritious punch. Candour is one of two new openings from the recently established hospitality group, Common Abode, with a bar-lounge concept harnessing...

New Eats: Anniversary celebrations at Cornerstone and Club Rangoon [...]

July 5, 2021 — Lifestyle Asia | Lorria Sahmet

No doubt this past Fourth of July weekend indulgence will have appetites spent; try looking at another slice of pie or a greasy pizza and sloppy...

Where to eat food from Ukraine, Ghana and Myanmar in Hong Kong

May 14, 2021 — SCMP | Chris Dwyer

If you were to ask the average Hong Kong diner to name a dish from Ukraine, Ghana or Myanmar, chances are they’d be stumped.

Food In A Time Of Unrest At Club Rangoon

April 8, 2021 — Tatler Asia | Gavin Yeung

As Hong Kong's only Burmese restaurant, Club Rangoon found itself in a balancing act as a military coup turned life in Myanmar upside down overnight.