It always amazes me to discover quaint little shops while traveling. I stumbled upon this place while I was walking around the streets of Hong Kong. I get excited with anything French and the exterior was too inviting to just pass by.
Walking in, I could already smell the wonderful aroma of truffles, lemon and basil. This little deli sells the finest olive oil in Hong Kong. Oliver Baussan, founder of L’Occitane, owns the shop and aims to bring the South of France to Asia. From the different types of olive oil, you can choose to make your own blend. Partner those oils with their freshly baked rosemary bread and you’re good for late afternoon snacks.
They have a tasting counter in which the staff offers you samples of their products, from olive oil, to pâtés, to tapenades and other delicacies. The staff are knowledgeable about the products and speak good English so don’t hesitate to ask them questions.
A can of 250ml truffle oil will set you back almost seven thousand pesos while a regular blended olive oil will be around one thousand pesos. Although it would definitely leave a small dent in your wallet, this is the only place where you can get it in Hong Kong so be sure to buy a few things. You won’t regret it!
Premiere Pression Provence
39 Graham Street, Central
00 852 2805 1599
They are open Mondays to Sundays from 11:00AM to 8:00PM.