Mico & Jon

Mico & Jon Restaurant (Antwerp)

© Mico & Jon

  • Date
  • share

Two is always better than one! Mico + Jon form a magic duo inside this neo-bistro hiding down a covered passageway. On one side of the space, chef Jonathan Leung, an architecture student in a former life, mixes and matches eastern influences and western cuisines; on the other, his wife Mico Cheung prepares the sweets (don’t miss her matcha pudding cream puffs!) and handles front-of-house, where her presence fills the space with a soulful atmosphere – otherwise decorated with sober furniture, birch wood, mismatched tiling and bare bricks… On their “progressive Asian food” menu: mouthwatering beetroot dumplings stuffed with pork; shallot pancakes topped with melted cheddar and shiitake mushrooms; scallops from Zeeland cooked in gochujang (Korean chili paste); before a rather disappointing Blanc Bleu Belge beef tagliata, luckily made up for by the dessert course, a light and airy castella (Japanese egg cake). // Bobbi Rossi

FEELING THIRSTY? Low intervention wines! A skin-contact Corbières white produced by Michel Alban at the Domaine Les Sabots d’Hélène (€7 a glass, €36 a bottle), Una Volta, a raw natural Catalan from Rosell Mir (€6.50 a glass, €30 a bottle)… along with sakes, iced tea prepared by Mico (€4) or Betty B beer made with Japanese hops (€4.50).
PRICE: Menus €60, plates €14.50 to €18 (small), €16-18 (medium), €26-32 (big), desserts €10.50.

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The new Le Fooding France Guide is available!

Inside the latest edition, discover our top 400 restaurants, bars, wine cellars, shops and hotels from all over France that’ll be the talk of the town in 2024. Anything else? Our 16-strong list of award winners you’ll not find anywhere else, and nine articles which shine a light on the taste of the times!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.